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Strategic Management & Finance (Summer)

The Academy of FortuneTimes Group is pleased to hold our Summer Study Programs in the heart of Wall Street. Designed for students from all major fields of study, this program will accelerate your understanding of the socioeconomic, political and cultural influences shaping Global Business and Financial Markets. Together with business immersion and cultural activities, you will gain insights into and an appreciation of New York City’s business culture.

Financial Management Theory and Practice, and Strategic Management courses will be conducted by FortuneTimes Group professors, and will provide a well-rounded Finance and Strategic Management experience. Students will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful course completion with college credit and FortuneTimes Group. FortuneTimes Group will conduct visits to places and institutions that imbue the City of New York with its rich cultural legacy. Museums, art galleries and famous business land-marks will transport participants through History.

Join us in exploring New York City as the world’s capital of Finance and Business. Industry experts will guide through the process of cultural immersion.

We will be together for a period of 6 weeks during the Summer School. Coursework will consist of 12 hours of accelerated study each week, Monday through Thursday mornings (9 A.M. – 12 P.M., Eastern Standard Time). Afternoons will be devoted to NYC guided tours and cultural immersion activities.

General Information

The programs will take place at the Academy of FortuneTimes Group, and will cover a period of 6 weeks in Summer. The Program will consist of 12 hours of intensive courses per week, held on Monday through Thursday mornings (9 A.M. – 12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time).

The Program Methodology is focused on 5 interrelated elements: Business Skills, Industry Knowledge, Professional Networking, Cultural Experience, and Management Strategy.

The curriculum covers two courses in the following subjects:

  • Strategic Management in United Stated of America
  • Financial Management: The Theory and Practice

The courses will be complemented by Business Site Visits. Students will also participate in social networking with New York students and professionals, interviews with executives, and cultural tours, to gain the industry knowledge, networking, cultural understanding, and strategic management insights of New York City and businesses.

Following the successful completion of the New York Program, students will receive a professional certificate from the Academy of FortuneTimes Group.

Benefits of the Program

  • Accelerated understanding of the socioeconomic, political and cultural influences that shapes global markets.
  • Business Networking opportunity on Wall Street.
  • New York cultural immersion.
  • Academic course credit in Strategy and Financial Management.

Cultural and Business Site Visits

Industry Knowledge with Business Site Visits:

Below are some of the activities that will be available:

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • United Nations
  • Federal Reserve Bank of NY
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Google
  • World Bank
  • American Express
  • Capgemini
  • Sibilla Capital
  • Bank of America
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Citibank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • New York Attorney General
  • Morgan Stanley
  • World Economic Forum
Cultural Activities

Cultural and New York City Activities: Included in the program are arts & cultural tours and activities in  New York City, visits to companies and universities. Here are some of the activities that will be available:

  • Top of the Rock
  • Empire State Building
  • Ground Zero, 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Metropolitan Museum of New York
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Central Park Tour
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Broadway Show (Lion King)
  • The Wall Street Tour (Trinity Church, Bull, NYSE, Federal Reserve Bank)
  • Times Square Tour, Grand Central Tour
  • Brooklyn Bridge Tour
  • 5th Avenue, Apple Store
  • One World Observatory
  • St. John’s Cathedral
Professional Networking with Wall Street Professionals

Professional Networking Events with Wall Street Professionals will be host by FortuneTimes Group. Schedule will be announced before the start week.

Admissions Process

FTG Admission Committee will review completed applications thoroughly, and will consider all essential requirements.

For International Applicants who require visa application: students are encouraged to obtain any visa acceptance at least 90 days before the program start date. FTG will assist in applicant’s visa application with a formal confirmation letter to the NYC training program.

International Applicants are required to provide a photocopy of passport.  

For International Applicants: if you do not make the full program payment or do not show up at the program without any notification and explanation, FTG Admission Office will notify the USA Immigration Services and USA Department of Homeland Security.

Admission Requirements

The applicants are recommended to have adequate academic, work preparation or professional interest relevant to the intended program of study. The applicants must be at least 21  years old at the time of application unless otherwise stated in the program offering. International students applicants are not required to have taken any English test prior to the program start. However, applicants are expected to comprehend the English language. 

Application Deadlines

It is recommended that you submit your application at least 60 days before the program date starts which you wish to enroll (to ensure sufficient time for visa application and placement confirmation). We will consider completed applications received after the specified deadline as time permits and, if necessary, roll your application over to next entry period.

Notification of Admission Status

Your application to FortuneTimes Group is reviewed after receipt of your completed application and supporting documentation. If any portion of your application needs further action by you, we will notify you via e-mail. As soon as the application is complete, an admission decision will be made, and you will be notified by the Admission Office. Please do not interpret statements made in casual conversation or correspondence with anyone else to mean that you have been fully admitted. The FTG Admission Office is the only office authorized to notify international students of their acceptance to FortuneTimes Group.  

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Course Details

Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management

The course provides the classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to give students a complete understanding of how today’s businesses use strategic management to establish a sustained competitive advantage. The course examines the latest cutting-edge research and strategic management trends with ideas from some of today’s most prominent scholars. A strong global focus and carefully selected examples from emerging and established American companies place ideas into context within an inviting, practical presentation. Students are required to work on cases focusing on a variety of topics, organizational settings, and industries. Companies and organizations highlighted include e*Trade, Sirius XM, Boyds Black Canyon Coffee, Herman Miller, Krispy Kreme, and many more. Cases exemplify how actual national and international organizations use strategic management processes to outperform rivals, including full financial analyses. Students will examine a broad range of critical issues confronting managers today. Students will learn how to effectively apply strategic management tools and techniques to increase performance and their organization’s competitive advantage.

Financial Management: Theory and Practice

This course provides a thorough understanding of the financial theory essential for developing and implementing effective financial strategies in business today. It presents a striking balance between solid financial theory and practical applications. Students gain a strong working knowledge of today’s financial environment by examining recent financial crises; the global economic crisis; and role of finance in the world, business. Students will be engaged with presentations, examples, and the use of Excel spreadsheets to make sound financial decisions in business. The course progresses from an early presentation of fundamentals to specific techniques and discussions that guide students in maximizing the value of a firm. Students will gain hands-on experience with financial research and analysis using the same tool that professional brokers and Wall Street analysts use daily. Presenting financial statements early within the course provides a clear picture of what financial management is all about. Students will understand how the effects of financial decisions are shared throughout the firm. Early introductions to risk analysis, discounted cash flow techniques, valuation procedures, and EVA/MVA allows the students to use and reinforce these key concepts throughout the course.

Course Format

Classes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., for 6 consecutive weeks.

Course Communication is Moodle.

Course Evaluation

Course grading categories and weightings will be as follows:

Moodle Discussion Forum Participation (Quality Posting and Meaningful Re-posting) 30%
Team Case Presentation 15%
Individual Company Strategic Analysis 30%
Formal, Written Assignments  25%
TOTAL 100%

Numerical grades for this graduate course will correspond, as follows:

A 93+
A – 90 – 92
B+ 88 – 89
B 84 – 87
B – 80 – 83
C+ 77 – 79
C 74 – 76
C – 70 – 73
D+ 66 – 69
D 63 – 60
F  < 60

Tuition, Fees, & Payment

Program Tuition:
 Program Name Total Program Cost 
Summer School $ 3,000
Cost of Accommodations:
Accommodation cost per week: $ 500

*** Prices for accommodations are subject to change ***

Registration Fee (Non-refundable):
Total Registration Fee: $ 250
Payment Options

Credit Cards / Wire Transfer / Alipay

Payment Policy 

Student’s enrollment and space in the program is confirmed only after payment has been received. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice from FTG. Payment can be made by credit card, Alipay, or electronic wire transfers. Student is responsible for any bank transaction fees.

Students are normally expected to register and provide full payment, 2 months before the start of program.  Late registration fee is $250.

Cancellation Policy 

If FTG cancels a program for any reason, FTG will notify each student by e-mail or phone, of the cancellation and make rescheduling arrangements. If a class is not rescheduled, FTG will provide a full refund within 14 days.

FTG will not be responsible for any additional expenses such as refund for airline tickets, Visa fees, or any other cancellation fees.

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to:

Cancellation Fees apply, as follows.

Cancellations received 31 days prior to the first day of program will incur a fee of 50% of the registration cost, plus a $250 processing fee. No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days before the first day of the program.

FTG shall be excused from any delays or failures in performance, caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war, fire, insurrection, laws proclamations, edits, ordinances or regulations, strikes, lock-outs or other serious labor disputes, riots, earthquakes, floods, explosions or other acts of nature.

Students are entitled to a full refund if the student has received a refusal letter from the American Embassy. In cases where a student Visa application has been declined, all the tuition fees, except the non-refundable payment service fee (to cover any bank or credit card transaction fees), will be refunded to the student, upon receipt of photostatic copies of the rejection letter, along with an application for refund completed by the student, to FTG.

Rescheduling Policy 

FTG cannot guarantee future placement for any student request for rescheduling. Rescheduling fees may apply.


Cost: $500 per week

*** Prices and services for accommodations are subject to change ***

This includes:
  • Shared room accommodation in Manhattan, New York.
  • After-Class Supervision by Counselors.
  • Nighttime Chaperone and Adult Supervision.
  • After-Class Center to Complete Homework Assignments.
  • After Class and Evening Leisure Activities and Interactions with American and other International Students.
  • Free luggage storage pre-check-in and post-check-out. 
Hotel Amenities:
  • Great locations near public transit and major attractions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free pool table
  • Library and Television rooms Luggage storage
  • Bike storage
  • 24-hour reception
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lobby café
  • Free linens, towels, and soap 

We ask that you read the following information carefully before requesting accommodation during your stay in USA. Please email the Admission Office at if you have any questions.

Application Deadlines

We recommend that you request visa application services at least 60 days before the starting date of the program in which you wish to enroll. This lead time assures sufficient time for Visa application processing, and placement. We will consider completed applications received after the specified deadline as time permits and, if necessary, roll your application over to next entry period.

Notification of Accommodation Status

Your accommodation request to FortuneTimes Group is reviewed after receipt of your completed application and supporting documentation. If any portion of your application requires further action by you, we will notify you via e-mail. As soon as the accommodation request form is complete, an admission decision will be made, and you will be notified by the Admission Office. Please do not interpret statements made in casual conversation or in correspondence with anyone else to mean that you have been fully admitted. The FTG Admission Office is the only office authorized to notify international students of their acceptance to FortuneTimes Group. 

Program Schedule

Summer School 6 Weeks July 10th, 2017  –  August 18th, 2017

Due Dates

Summer School
Program Registration Due Dates May 10th, 2017
Housing Registration Due Dates
Visa Application Due Dates
Accommodation Payment Due Dates (Total price is $2400. Price is subject to change.)
Program Tuition Payment Due Dates