Wilkes University

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does the course give college credit?

Upon successful completion of the two-week course, you will receive an Certificate of Achievement from the CQA Institute. Your university may offer credit hours based upon criteria specific to your school.

What prerequisites are there to apply?

Students should have some academic experience in any or all of the following areas of study: finance, investments, economics, statistics, computer science, or business. Any demonstration of a passion for investments would be a plus.

How are students selected?

The program will be very selective. The CQA Institute faculty will be selecting a total class of 30 exceptional students for the program. Criteria for acceptance will be based on academic achievement and interest in a career in investment management. The essay question on the application will be a very important factor in the decision. We are not necessarily looking for the students with the highest grades, but those who have the most passion for the field of investment management.

Is room and board included?

Yes, the course fee will include on-campus room and board and will also include all of the costs of the excursions/activities throughout the two-week period.

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Yes, you will need to bring your own laptop. The specific requirements will be shared upon registration.

Are internships possible for the summer immediately after the program?

It is our intent to provide several internship opportunities that meet the requirements for the hiring firms. The internship application process would occur immediately after admission to the program.

How much does it cost?

The two-week program fee is $2,950 which is all inclusive (except transportation to and from the campus).

Are scholarships available?

Yes, scholarships are available for students meeting certain criteria. See the scholarships page for more information.

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