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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

Investment bankers are the all-stars of the finance world.

How do you analyze a company’s financial reports? How do you compile a portfolio of investments for maximum return? What investments will give you the best return for the least risk? How can you evaluate financial decisions when conditions are constantly changing? These are the essential questions of the finance industry – and they are intimately related to the lives we lead and the world we live in.

Courtney Schaf, Investment Finance Alum
Now working at Walmart eCommerce
"After the intensive finance course, I felt well-equipped to do evaluations and build models in the classroom, and applying them in looking at the scalability of companies. I’m so grateful of my experience working with a South African company in its initial stages."

Our Investment Finance alumni have gone on to work at

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.
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 four weeks.

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


Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

A global Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services globally.


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.

Edge Growth

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

A capital fund with $100M under management, targeting investment into the SME sector and focused on creating impact in South Africa.


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.

Meet your teacher, mentor, friend.

All of our teachers have backgrounds in both academia and industry, so they can teach you solid fundamentals and how to apply your knowledge.
Tarryn Valle
Former CFO at investFeed

My aim is for students to understand the financial services ecosystem and where they might want to fit in. Having a better understanding of the players and the roles they fulfill grounds theoretical financial knowledge in the real world.

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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.
Eddie Wu
Swarthmore College Class of 2021

The Investment Finance course was such an engaging and challenging experience, thanks to our amazing teacher. Be prepared to have so much fun and learn so much at the same time.

Kyle Jacobs
Brandeis University Class of 2022

In Investment Finance, I’m learning valuable skills for a career in finance-related fields without just being thrown in the deep end and trying to figure it out for myself at a conventional internship or even a job. This is a life-changing experience which is a great start to building your career with a guaranteed internship. The classroom experience has taught me necessary skills for my career goals.

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 three weeks: Online course
Aligned with high-growth industries to improve your career prospects.
6-10 hours / week commitment.
Sets you up to create value during your internship.
Next nine weeks: Online internship
Guaranteed placement at a company abroad.
8-12 hours / week commitment.
Additional classes throughout to learn more material.
Add on 3 college credits

You can elect to add on a for-credit module to your program, and earn 3 credits. Request more information about this from an Admissions Advisor. Credit transfer depends on your university policies.

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We're committed to improving access to education.

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

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Dates and deadlines.

Program dates

January 25 - April 16, 2021.

You'll participate in your online course and internship during the week at a schedule that is manageable with your existing college workload.

Application deadlines  

October 22 - Early Decision: Highest chance of admission. Also the due date for the Accelerator Scholarship application.

November 24 - Second Decision: Most of the remaining place are filled during this application deadline. Admissions is more competitive than the Early Decision deadline.

January 7 - Final Deadline: Applications assessed for remaining places to courses that still have space. Admissions is competitive in this phase.

Ready to improve your career prospects?

Admission is competitive and spots will fill up. Don't miss out.

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