The Business & Finance Institute

Written on 03/05/2024
Greg Guastavino

About the Business & Finance Institute

Equipped with 12 Bloomberg terminals — the same technology found on trading desks and research departments of the largest financial institutions in the world — plus a SMART Board, video and teleconferencing technology, a financial library of current periodicals and other business and finance-related literature, and a real-time digital stock ticker, the Business & Finance Institute serves to bring financial literacy to students.  Accomplished alumni return to campus as guest lecturers, engaging the students in topics related to investment banking, portfolio management, private equity, cryptocurrency, real estate, entrepreneurship, and more.

The Business & Finance Institute is one of only two Bloomberg-based programs currently of its size in all of New York City and the first of its kind on Staten Island.  On top of supporting curriculum courses in financial literacy, accounting, economics, and business, the Business & Finance Institute serves as the launching pad for extra-curricular programs, including investment clubs and competitions, entrepreneurship workshops, summer business and investment camps, and special programs for local grammar schools and middle schools.