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Center for Financial Services

Wall Street 101

Wall Street 101

Invest in Your Future

Wall Street 101 Program is a competitive experiential learning program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in global finance and investing, including stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. Combining macroeconomics, valuation of securities, trading strategies, and financial technology concepts, the Wall Street 101 Program is uniquely designed to help you understand the forces changing the financial services industry. Even if you are not considering majoring in business in college, understanding the capital markets and evolving financial technology landscape is essential for improving financial literacy.

Led by Bentley faculty with industry expertise, the program includes small classes, interactive simulations, and presentations by Wall Street professionals. Students gain hands-on experience with industry-standard databases, learn about financial technology's impact on the industry and introduce students to the art and science of human psychology of finance. 

In addition to class time, students work in teams to prepare stock pitches, analyze investment strategies, and participate in macroeconomic simulations and entrepreneurial strategies involving FinTech and artificial intelligence (AI). Students attending courses on our beautiful campus will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard databases such as Bloomberg, FactSet, and the Financial Trading System in our world-class trading room.

Attending Wall Street 101 offers numerous advantages as students:

  • Experience college-level lectures
  • Work in small teams and apply leadership skills to work cohesively in a group
  • Enhance financial literacy
  • Elevate your professional portfolios with new investment ideas
  • Discover various careers on Wall Street and in the industry
  • Find opportunities to network 
  • Practice presentation skills and interpersonal skills
  • Learn about financial analysis, risk management, trading and investment process, and the link between macroeconomics and capital markets
  • Connect with fellow high school students from across the globe, developing strong global perspectives and friendships.    


Courses are offered on campus this summer. Check out the dates of upcoming courses and formats. 

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Tuition and Aid

Tuition varies by format and scholarships are available. View application requirements and deadlines for priority consideration eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Trading Room

Wall Street 101 students learn in this state-of-the-art teaching and research center where they gain firsthand exposure to financial concepts such as trading, portfolio construction, corporate finance and risk management. The 5,000 square-foot facility comprises two parts: the main trading floor and the adjacent business suite. In aggregate, the Trading Room is equipped with 60 Hewlett Packard workstations — each with a 34" HP curved wide display monitor— and 24 Bloomberg terminals. Each workstation is equipped with real-time data and leading financial technologies.



Wall Street 101: An Introduction to the Global Capital Markets

Hear directly from a few students about their experience in the summer program. 

Thanks to Wall Street 101, I now have far greater insight into what I want to study in college. The atmosphere in class was lively and engaging, not only because of the teachers, but also the students I met from across the globe.
Brendan K.
Medway High School


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