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Wall Street Prep: Economics, Finance & Analytics

The Wall Street Prep: Economics, Finance, and Analytics Focus Area is designed for students who want to gain a better understanding of finance, business, and the complexities of economic systems. This Focus Area is an excellent match for students interested in completing courses in preparation for graduate studies in business, actuarial sciences, quantitative studies, public affairs, and economics. Dedicated advisors assist students in customizing their curriculum to meet their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Visiting students enroll in two courses that can be completed in either one or two six-week sessions. Those who complete two courses from those offered in the Wall Street Prep: Economics, Finance, and Analytics Focus Area will receive a Certification of Participation and a Columbia University transcript.

The Wall Street Prep: Economics, Finance, and Analytics Focus Area leverages Columbia’s theory-meets-practice model by pairing coursework with specialized, exclusive co-curriculars.

Co-curricular activities may include:

  • Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • The United Nations

Visiting students study alongside matriculated students at Columbia University and have the same access to top faculty at Columbia’s School of Arts & Sciences academic departments. In Summer Session B, students can also take advantage of on-campus housing and join a Living and Learning Community. This holistic program provides students a one-of-a-kind learning experience, offering the chance to study in the only Ivy League university in New York City while connecting with a cohort of like-minded peers.



  • BUSI5001K 001-002 Intro to Finance
  • BUSI5003K D01-002 Corporate Finance
  • BUSI5009K D01-002 Financial Accounting


  • ECON1105S 001 Principles of Economics
  • ECON2105S 001 The American Economy
  • ECON3025S 001-002 Financial Economics
  • ECON3213S 001 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON3265S 001-002 Money and Banking
  • ECON3412S 001 Intro to Econometrics
  • ECON4370S 001 Political Economy
  • ECON4400S 001 Labor Economics
  • ECON4465S 001 Public Economics
  • ECON4500S 001 International Trade
  • ECON4911S 001 Microeconomics Seminar


  • HIST3116S 001 History of Capitalism

Human Rights

  • HRTS4185S 001 Human Rights and Global Economic Justice

International Affairs

  • INAF6820S 001 International Political Economy


  • MATH2010S 001-002 Linear Algebra
  • MATH2015W D01-001 Linear Algebra & Probability
  • MATH2030V 001-002 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH2500S 001 Analysis & Optimization
  • MATH4061S 001 Intro to Modern Analysis I

Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

  • QMSS5019S 001 Data Analysis with Python
  • QMSS5067G 001 Natural Language Processing Social Sciences
  • QMSS5075G 001 Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Social Sciences


  • STAT1101S D01-002 Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT1201S 001-002 Calculus-Based Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT4001S 001 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • STAT4203S 001 Probability
  • STAT4204S 001 Statistical Inference
  • STAT4206S 001 Statistical Computing and Introduction to Data Science
  • STAT4221S 001 Time Series Analysis
  • STAT4241S 001 Statistical Machine Learning
  • STAT4261S 001 Statistical Methods in Finance

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