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Investment Banking

One-Week Summer Business Program

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What makes investment banking the career of choice for top Ivy League grads? Investment bankers make capitalism work. They conduct valuations of company worth for clients looking at a friendly merger. Investment bankers structure acquisitions, deciding whether shareholders will receive an all cash buyout or equity in the parent entity – and how much they will receive. Investment bankers come to the aid of companies seeking to avoid a hostile takeover, helping them search for more welcome suitors. They help privately held or start-up companies with IPOs, evaluating market conditions that may affect when the initial stock offering should occur and how much the asking price should be.

Investment banking firms may even put up the money themselves, assuming the risk and financial blow if the shares sell for less than what the firm paid as well as the reward and financial upside if the firm can sell the shares for over the purchase price. Just as top, luxury real estate brokers develop and call upon connections to find qualified buyers for high priced properties and to obtain leads in finding prospective clients looking to sell, investment bankers also rely upon connections, know-how, and their own reputation to bring together buyers and sellers in order to broker deals. Investment bankers also interface with attorneys to follow complex federal regulations governing the buying and selling of securities.

This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in business & math.

Student visits a stock trading room in the Investment Banking one-week summer program

New Program for Summer 2019

Date: July 22nd – July 26th
Bentley / Gann – Waltham, MA

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Investment bankers work notoriously long hours – the compensation, however, can be breathtaking. First year analysts can expect to make $100-150,000 a year. At 3-6 years, “all-in” (including bonuses) compensation averages $410,000, with a range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Department heads average an astonishing $2.5 million per year!

Is investment banking for you? Find out by reserving a seat for this one-week summer business program! Hands-on activities, film clips, and lectures bring the field to life. Sign up today!

Jerry Porter

Jerry Porter earned his MBA from Babson College, the top Entrepreneurship school in the country for 21 years running. He went on to join Fidelity Investments, where his skill set lent itself to several roles. During his tenure, Jerry was an institutional block trader, manager, trainer, and company spokesperson. Following his time at Fidelity, Jerry became a full-time lecturer in Economics at Northeastern University and a part-time lecturer at Babson College. He is also a successful public speaker, focusing on current economic issues and institutional trading. 

Jerry Porter

Student Comments for Past Business Programs

Students pose in front of a whiteboard in the Investment Banking one-week summer business program

“I really love the program. I learned a lot from my teachers. The teachers both provided me with advice on financial careers and so on. The course was interactive and helpful at the same time.”

“I liked the many competitions that we had. The activities that we did were really teaching us a lot.”

“This program helped me to think like a businessperson and learn how a start-up can thrive. It was interesting to learn about start-ups in Boston, specifically.”

Students pose in front of a whiteboard in the Investment Banking one-week summer business program

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