Business Studies

New York - the liveliest and most exciting city in the world - offers business studies students a unique opportunity to experience their subject at the global centre of business, finance, media, theatre, art and entertainment.

Our 5, 6 or 7 day tours ensure that you have enough time to explore this remarkable city and to visit its incredible sights and attractions. Our range of educational programmes and visits will ensure that your students gain the maximum benefit from their time away and return with a real understanding of how their classroom studies apply to life in New York.

01 Tour Highlights

Introduction to Wall Street – Walking Tour

This 45 minutes tour has been specifically designed for student groups and includes the following:-

    • History of the New York Stock Exchange and an introduction to Capital Markets
    • History of the Financial District and its development through the centuries
    • Discussion about Wall Street culture and career

Trading Game – Add-on

Designed by a Wall Street trader, this 15-minute trading game simulates the excitement while providing an educational activity that is fun, experiential, and interactive.

Simulating the trading floor environment where competition breeds excitement you can choose multiple levels of difficulty for your group.

How does it work? The group is divided into teams. Each team is given a portfolio to trade with other teams. Each team aims to maximize the value of their portfolio through trading, followed by post game evaluation and prizes. This activity requires a minimum of 20 participants and can be added to the Walking Tour at no extra charge. Click here to see this activity in action.

Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance is the country’s only independent museum devoted to celebrating entrepreneurship and democratic free market that helped make New York the world’s financial capital. The museum presents the past, present, and future of the American economy.

Guided tours can be arranged, or your students can take part in a 45-60 minute class. Financial education is at the heart of the Museum’s mission and for more than 20 years, students have visited the Museum to help them understand how finance impacts their daily lives. In 2010, the Museum founded its Center for Financial Education, which offers a variety of classroom experiences taught by trained Museum educators and market professionals, themes include Financial Markets, Open Outcry: Trading Then and Now, and Your Money & Your Success.

Madame Tussauds

Experience the glittering world of fame at the largest Madame Tussauds in the US. Strike a pose for paparazzi and mingle with movie stars at your own A-list party before getting on stage with your favourite pop star. With no ropes or barriers its chance to get up close and personal with over 220 life-like wax figures of the world’s most fascinating historical, political, and iconic figures of our time, all in the heart of Times Square.

Choose from a ‘Celebrity Pass’ (self-guided tour) or a ‘Super Hero’ (self-guided tour and the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Film & Experience). A seminar can also be added which includes a brief history on Marie Grosholtz Tussaud dating back to the French Revolution, a question and answer session, then a presentation from a key member of staff on one of the following subject areas, ‘Behind the Scenes’, ‘French Revolution’ or ‘Business and Marketing’.

Business & Marketing Workshop - During this workshop your students will learn about Madame Tussauds parent company, the Merlin Entertainments Group who are currently the #1 leading name in location-based branded family entertainment in Europe, and the UK and the #2 visitor operator attraction in the world. Learn how they continue to grow the Madame Tussauds brand as a top tourist attraction in New York City and worldwide. This workshop can be added to a general visit of the attraction located in the heart of Times Square.

Macy's Merchandising Tour

Macy’s offers student groups an educational, fun and fact-filled store tour. They will learn how Macy’s has grown into America’s largest department store with over 800 locations from its humble beginnings over 150 years ago. The knowledgeable tour guides adapt the tour to different age groups and cover the history of Macy’s, marketing concepts, merchandising, visual techniques and more. All participants will receive the Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass.

Books for Kids

Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and implements literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life. In 1986, the Books for Kids Foundation was created by a few individuals in New York City who recognized that children who do not have adequate access to books must surmount enormous disadvantages when entering school. What began as an informal project to collect and distribute 1,000 books to needy children for the holidays quickly took on much greater dimensions when we placed 2,000 books in the first year and 9,000 in the next. It was clear to the founders that an organization providing access to age-appropriate books for low-income children with little or no resources was desperately needed.

During an educational seminar your students will learn about the non-profit world in the United States and how this specific charity operates. They will also be given the opportunity to bring in a brand new book that is appropriate for young children, aged up to 6 years old, to be donated to a child in need. The itinerary of the seminar is as follows:-

    • Welcome and meet and greet with the Executive Director
    • Books for kids video presentation
    • Informational speaking presentation
    • Q&A from students to Books for Kids staff
    • Students can place special bookplate stickers in their donated books
    • Book donation presentation and photos

02 Accommodation

Comfort Inn
We work with a range of Comfort Inn’s all located in Midtown Manhattan. Comfort Inn is a well known hotel chain with modern furnishings and a good standard of accommodation.

The Row
Just a few minutes from Times Square and oldest hotel in New York City – the hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and modernisation.

Quality Inn Midtown West
This is a great 2* hotel just 10 minutes walk from Times Square and the Broadway theatre district. A small hotel with modern furnishings and comfortable rooms.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown West
This popular hotel is located in Hell’s Kitchen, just a 15 minute walk from Times Square and Broadway. The furnishings are modern and all to a high standard. This is one of our most popular hotels in New York.

Freehand New York
Located in the Gramercy district, this modern hotel accommodates students in bunk beds in 4 bedded rooms. All rooms are en suite and a ‘grab and go’ continental breakfast can be arranged.

The Edison
This 3 star traditional style hotel is ideally located in the heart of Times Square.

03 Further Information

Your Meals

As there are numerous places on hand to grab breakfast, a snack for lunch, or a meal for dinner, it is easy to make your own arrangements. If however, you prefer, your Study Experiences Tours Specialist can prebook evening meals for your group to enjoy at a wide range of restaurants, such as Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo or more traditional New York diners.

Group Size

Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 20 students.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

As our New York trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students.

Our most popular travel periods for student groups are during the February and October half terms and the Easter holidays. Therefore should you be planning on travelling during these periods, we recommend that you contact us to plan your tour as early as possible to ensure we still have availability for your preferred travel dates.

Please note that during June and July, flight prices to New York are prohibitively high and therefore these periods are not recommended for travel for student groups.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to New York your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our New York ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.

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