Undergraduate Finance in New York

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All final year undergraduate students studying finance modules within their programmes are eligible to apply for this opportunity, with priority given to those students studying the Investments and Portfolio Management module (ACFI3307). The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 25 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The trip will provide students with a number of finance and cultural activities.  This includes a guided walking tour of the financial district of New York, including Wall Street,  where you will learn about the financial institutions there and gain an understanding of how the most recent financial crisis unfolded. This will allow students to critically evaluate the underlying theory and techniques used in constructing asset portfolio’s at the time with a particular focus on the risk/return relationship. There will be a visit to the headquarters of Bloomberg, giving an insight into the development of the Bloomberg information and trading system (available at DMU) and it’s application in the real world. Bloomberg will also talk about potential future employment opportunities on the tour.

In order to put all of this into the context of the world in which we live, there will be a tour of the United Nations Headquarters. This provides an insight into the political decision making and advancement of sustainability goals that influences the requirements of, and constraints on, investors and financial institutions.

Cultural activities

As well as organised academic activities, you will have the opportunity to explore some of New York’s most famous and exciting landmarks, venues and districts. There will be opportunities to go up to the top of the Empire State Building, visit Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Immigration Museum and explore Central Park by foot or by bike.

You will also have an opportunity to walk the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge and experience the buzz of Times Square and the beauty of Grand Central Station.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the US immigration requirements.

All students will require an ESTA or some kind of visa to travel to the USA. Further information will be provided to all accepted students regarding the type of visa required and how to apply. If you have any specific questions about this please email dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk for advice. Please note that you are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 7 June 2020
  • Return date: Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £900
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers (£75), cultural activities (£55),  food & drink and visa/ESTA
  • DMU Global bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 10 February 2020 9am