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Investment Finance
Online Course & Internship

Investment Finance Online
Course & Internship

Build your own portfolio and learn to invest wisely.
For any major. No experience required.
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Upcoming dates
Spring 2021
Jan 25 - Apr 16
Fall 2021
Sept 6 - Nov 26
Braden Casady, Investment Finance Alum
Landed a job at Goldman Sachs
"From the people and the classes to the internship, I've never learned so much in such a short amount of time. It also has prepared me for the upcoming interview process and I feel confident and ready to succeed."

Our Investment Finance alumni have gone on to work at

Expert teachers who care about you as an individual.

We limit class sizes and empower teachers to give individualized support and feedback to every student. You’ll gain invaluable perspective, and a mentor who will advise you throughout the program.
Jonathan Miller
Private Wealth Manager at Geach Donaldson and Associates

Technology has radically changed our industry. The amount of information, speed of transactions, and reduction means that you can no longer rely on being a middleman – you will need to add clear, quantifiable value. Students leaving this program will have a much clearer view of the scrope of the Finance industry. They won't be scared by the jargon, and – especially as they go through their internship – they'll be equipped to delve deeper into a specific field that interests them.

A schedule that adapts to yours.

Live evening classes

Maximize the night shift to dramatically improve your career prospects.

Catch-up sessions

Can't make a class? Attend a TA-led live session to cover the material the next day.

Class recordings & office hours

Daily office hours and class recordings give you ample opportunities to review and get support.

Flexible internship schedule

Coordinate meeting times with your manager, then enjoy the flexibility of remote work!

First, build an in-depth, practical skill set.

Career Semester classes prepare you to create real-world value with just a few weeks of intensive learning.
Financial Ecosystems
Macroeconomic principles, FSPs, industries and business cycles, and capital markets.
Financial Reporting
Income statements and balance sheets, cash flow statements, AFS evaluations and corporate transactions.
Portfolio Management
Risk and return, portfolio construction, collective investments, and alternative investments.
Instruments & Valuation
TVM, equity valuation, fixed income markets and derivatives.
Reporting
Compare and contrast company performance over time. Build an analyst report.
Applied Learnings
Create compelling pitch decks using Powerpoint, supported by financial models and valuation analyses.

Then apply your new skills in an internship.

See how past students have created huge value in just a few weeks.

Note that our partner companies and projects may change from year to year.

Investec

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

An international banking and wealth management group that is dual-listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Athena Capital

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

An investment firm that invests responsibly in companies operating in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), business services, and inclusive tech-enabled financial services sectors.

Invictus

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

Cryptocurrency investment specialists that provide a complete range of fund choices for investors who seek diversified exposure in the market.

Interested?

Get a free info pack that includes:
Insights about the Investment Finance industry.
Post-graduate career options.
A detailed course and program outline.
Internship information and project examples.
Tuition and financial aid options.

Join a global network of exceptional students.

Career Semester is powered by iXperience’s education platform. After the program, you’ll join an elite alumni network for life.
Kaushik Tallam
Rutgers University Class of 2024

Prior to this course, I had no background in finance or accounting, but now I feel confident not only my knowledge of finance, but my ability to apply the knowledge I have learned in a meaningful way. It would not have been possible without all the help from TAs and my teacher.

Luyanda Cingo
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Class of 2023

To anyone considering Career Semester, I would encourage them to take the leap. There is more than enough support to help you make the most of the experience.

Jason Guay
Isenberg Class of 2017

I walked into the finance course with very limited Excel skills, and due to the class, I was able to start my internship with a good head on my shoulders and work in Excel on the daily. I'm very thankful to have picked up skills from our amazing teacher during the course.

Grant Watson
UVA Class of 2019

Our teacher made the class a fun environment to learn finance and made the weeks a worthwhile experience. I really enjoyed the fund project, and found it a great way to apply what we had learned.

How Career Semester works.

First four weeks: Online course
Learn from industry experts in small, live seminars.
Tuesday & Thursday, 10pm-midnight EST.
Catch-up classes & recordings in case you miss.
Sets you up to create value in your internship.
Next eight weeks: Online internship
Guaranteed placement at an impressive company.
9 hours / week average commitment, with a flexible work schedule.
Additional classes & teacher support so you keep learning.

We're committed to improving access to education.

We offer need-based financial aid and scholarships to enable access to our programs.

More about tuition and financial aid

Dates and deadlines.

Upcoming Program dates

Spring 2021: January 25 - April 16. *

Fall 2021: September 6 - November 26.

* Applications for Spring 2021 are closed. Apply now for Fall 2021.

During each week of the program, you'll participate in your online course and internship at a schedule that is manageable with your existing college workload.

Application deadlines  
Early action Fall deadline: April 8.

Our programs are filling up fast—apply soon to increase your chance of admission and access to financial aid.

Ready to improve your career prospects?

Submit a free, no-obligation application. Hear back in a few days.

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