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Investment Finance Course & Internship

In Cape Town only.
No experience required.

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Investment bankers are the all-stars of the finance world.

How do you analyze a company’s financial reports? How do you compile a portfolio of investment for maximum return? What investments will give you the best return for the least risk? How can you evaluate financial decisions when conditions are constantly changing? These are the essential questions of the finance industry – and they are intimately related to the lives we lead and world we live in.

Learning about money, and how it works, is a critical knowledge-set to acquire. A course in Investment Finance will give you knowledge about money, the time value of money, and how to evaluate financial information and implement financial decisions.

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Oliver jenkins
Oliver Jenkins, iX Investment Finance 2015
Now working as a Analyst at Gleacher Shacklock
"iX was a truly awesome experience, meshing invaluable finance related experience with adventure, friendship, and new perspectives. I would recommend this to anyone who is not only interested in gaining a deep insight into the world of finance, but also interested in discovering a new city and culture!"

iX Investment Finance alumni have gone on to work at

An integrated program to prepare you for the 21st century.

We combine enriching cultural education, high-intensity skills development, and real-world professional experience—an essential combination for an impactful career in the future.
Week 1:
Global Studies
All of our programs begin with an immersion into your chosen city. Take classes about the city's history, culture, and current events to understand your context. Explore your surroundings through iX-sponsored excursions.

Weeks 2-3:
Skills Bootcamp
Start building your skill set—quickly. Our collaborative, workshop-style courses, taught by industry experts, will push you to learn faster than you thought possible. Finish up with an impressive portfolio of class projects, and get ready for your internship.

Weeks 4-6:
Internship
Go beyond the classroom with a guaranteed internship. Work with a company abroad to apply your gained classroom knowledge in a professional environment. Finish up with a clear deliverable to show future employers.
Program structure bracket
Throughout the 6 weeks, there will be readings and reflection pieces that prompt you to connect your international experiences, skills training, and internship. The entire program will add up to 6 credits from the University of Virginia. By the end, you will have a deep understanding of your city in a global context, and a powerful set of skills and work experience to accelerate your career.
More about the credits from UVA.

An intense skills bootcamp with expert instruction and mentorship.

iX classes quickly prepare you to create real-world value. Small class sizes mean you build personal relationships with your teaching team.

Note: This course overview is for informational purposes only. The content and learning objectives are set by your teachers, and may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curriculum revisions, the actual pace of learning by students, and other factors.

  • Valuation

    Finance Fundamentals

    Macroeconomic principles, FSPs, industries and business cycles, as well as capital markets. Income statements and balance sheets, cash flow statements, AFS evaluations and corporate transactions.

  • Data apps

    Portfolio Management and Reporting

    Risk and return, portfolio construction, collective investments, and alternative investments. Construct a portfolio of investments, compare and contrast company performance over time and build an equity analyst report.

  • Financial modeling

    Applied Learnings

    Create compelling pitch decks using Powerpoint, supported by financial models and valuation analyses. Soft and hard skills necessary to excel in the workplace in an international culture.

Tarryn valle
Tarryn Valle
Formerly CFO at investFeed
2019 Finance Teacher

"My aim is for students to understand the financial services ecosystem and where they might want to fit in. Having a better understanding of the players and the roles they fulfil, grounds theoretical financial knowledge in the real world."

Request the full Investment Finance program info pack

Includes in-depth information about the industry, our curriculum, cities, internship options, and other important FAQs.

Apply your skills immediately.

Our internships are different from the usual. Instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time—all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.

More about internships at iX
Prudential

Cape Town

A global Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services globally.

Invictus

Cape Town

Cryptocurrency investment specialists that provides a complete range of fund choices for investors who seek diversified exposure in the market.

Edge Growth

Cape Town

A capital fund with $100M under management, targeting investment into the SME sector and focused on creating impact in South Africa.

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Results that speak for themselves.

Tangible achievements for your resume.
This resume is from an iX 2018 Investment Finance alum who is now working as an Investment Finance Analyst at Deutche Bank.
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Let's talk options.

This course is only available in Cape Town.
Dates for Cape Town
Session 1:
May 25 - July 3

Applications open

Session 2:
July 6 - August 14

Applications open

Program fees for Cape Town

$9470

Our program fees include all costs except flights, transport to internships, and daily living. We provide need-based financial aid to better include students from all walks of life.
Included in every program
  • 6 credits of coursework
  • A guaranteed internship placement
  • Comfortable, secure housing
  • International insurance
  • Immersive cultural excursions and events
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • LinkedIn, resume, and career support
  • Lifetime access to the global iX Alumni Network
iX Financial Aid

iXperience offers direct need-based financial aid to all qualifying students. Your eligibility for financial aid is determined entirely by your demonstrated need, and you'll have the chance to apply along with your iX program application. Applying for financial aid will not impact your admissions decision in any way.

Thoughts
from our alumni.

Eddie wu
Eddie Wu
Swarthmore College Class of 2021

The Investment Finance course was such an engaging and challenging experience, thanks to our amazing teacher, Brent. Be prepared to have so much fun and learn so much at the same time.

Sean vanderslice
Sean Vanderslice
UVA Class of 2019

I can say without question that I was able to get a real valuable experience into what the it’s like to work at an investment firm and the great feeling that comes with presenting something that you had worked hard on over the past few weeks.

Courtney schaf
Courtney Schaf
Northwestern Class of 2019

After the intensive four week finance course I felt well equipped for the work that did evaluation and modeling to apply them as needed. We looked into the scalability of the company too. I’m so grateful of my experience working with a South African company in its initial stages.

Jason guay
Jason Guay
Isenberg Class of 2017

I walked into the finance course with very limited Excel skills, and due to the class, I was able to start my internship with a good head on my shoulders and work in Excel on the daily. I'm very thankful to have picked up skills from our amazing teacher, Obeid, during the course.

Grant watson
Grant Watson
UVA Class of 2019

Ben, our teacher, made the class a fun environment to learn finance and made the 4 weeks a worthwhile experience. I really enjoyed the fund project, and found it a great way to apply what we had learned.

A streamlined application process.

Complete your application in an hour.
Regular Decision 1 application deadline: January 30, 11:59 pm PT.
STEP 1

Build your summer. (5 mins)

Use our application platform to choose the best city, course, and date combination for you. Not sure what combo to pick? Don't worry – you can change your selection after submitting your application. Our Admissions Team is always here to help.
STEP 2

Choose between a written application or phone interview. (30-45 mins)

You can write our short application essays, or choose to schedule a phone interview with one of our admissions consultants, if the option is available. Our advice? Just be yourself!
STEP 3

Confirm your eligibility. (10 mins)

In order to receive your admissions decision, you'll need to confirm that you are in good academic standing with your home institution and that you are approved to study abroad. We'll send you a form to complete with your study abroad advisor to make this easy. We highly recommend meeting with your study abroad office and other advisors about your summer plans.
STEP 4

Get your admissions decision.

You'll hear back in 2-4 weeks. Earlier applications receive quicker decisions and preferential admission. After receiving your decision, you'll have opportunities to ask more questions about the program or even put your parents in touch.
STEP 5

Secure your spot.

As spots at iXperience are limited, we encourage our admitted applicants to secure their spot in the program by paying their deposit.