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Invest like a pro.

Get your first taste of Wall Street—we'll teach you to run with investors and hiring managers alike.

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Investors manage risk to create value.

A breakthrough curriculum.

iX classes blend theoretical learning with practical skills and tools. That way, you get a wide breadth of knowledge, but also the power to create real value.


Foundation Theory

Broad concepts to challenge you intellectually.

Risk and Return
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Learn to trade off for the best possible return for the lowest risk.

Investment Philosophies
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Master an intricate set of guiding principles that inform and shape your investment decisions.

Portfolio Construction
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Balance return taking into account your unique needs, goals and risk considerations.

Valuation
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One of the core duties of an investor, as valuations are typically the most important long term drivers of asset prices.

Practical Skills + Tools

A toolkit to empower you to create real-world value.

Excel Excellence
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Must know elements for excel, including arrays, reference functions, condititional formulas and others.

Financial Modeling
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Build complex models to analyze companies, including the infamous Discounted Cash Flow.

Visual Basic for Applications
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Program Excel to perform complex tasks and automate processes.

Applied Learnings
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Pitch your best investment ideas, supported by financial models and valuation analyses, to see how they stack up against others.


Dive deeper

Request our course syllabus for a more in-depth look at our curriculum. It also includes industry analysis and a showcase of past student work.

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Accelerate your career
with an internship.

At its essence, working in Investment Finance can comprise of Asset Management (where you build a portfolio of investments like securities, and attempt to optimise the risk/return on your portfolio), Investment Banking (which can include a number of different roles including mergers and acquisitions, making loans to companies, working on IPOs), and a number of different roles.

After your course, you can do an internship with one of our partner companies to hone your skillset, bolster your resume, and jumpstart your career.

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internships and partner companies

The proof is
in our alumni.

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"After two months of learning and adventuring in the most magical place I could imagine, I am returning to school confident in my decision to major in Computer Science and am relatively certain that I want to be a software engineer after I graduate."

Liza McPherson, Harvard '18

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"This was the best summer / intern / study abroad ever. iX is an incredible opportunity to learn how to make amazing stuff, better than half the nonsense you see on the web, as well as see beautiful Cape Town that you've heard so much about."

Alex Tenn, Yale '14

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"Being able to build a functional app in a matter of weeks seemed impossible at the start, but iX made it happen for every student. Cape Town is a city that stole my heart and I only wish I could've had more time to be immersed in it longer."

Jessie Osterman, NYU '18

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"For me, iX presented a world of opportunities I hadn't yet considered. Learning about a new industry, exploring an incredible country, embarking on exhilarating adventures, and getting hands-on experience in an internship with an international company made for an unbelievable summer."

Phoebe Brown, Princeton '16

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"iX is a program that combines cultural immersion and self-exploration, in addition, to a set of business acumen that allows you to jump start your career. Over the course of 8 weeks, I've learned what it means to become a consultant, dined in some of the tastiest restaurants in the world, explored and experienced South Africa to its fullest."

Yiming Lin, UVA '17

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"iXperience provided me with a truly incredible summer. Not only did I learn concrete skills which I immediately applied in my internship, but I also forged meaningful friendships while exploring an exciting new place. iXperience pushed me to grow as a student and as a person."

Celia Aidinoff, UVA '17

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"iX was the best summer of my life. From the people and the classes to all of the crazy weekend activities and the internship, I've never learned so much in such a short amount of time. IX also has prepared me for the upcoming interview process and I feel confident and ready to succeed."

Braden Casady, UVA '17

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"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!"

Oliver Jenkins, Cambridge '17

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"iXperience was a magical summer that could never be replicated. I was able to sky dive (twice!), bungee jump (twice!), shark cage dive, and sand board for the first time! I also learned practical financial modeling skills, which I used during my internship, with one of the best lecturers I've ever had."

Cindy Wei, NYU '18

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"I learned more than I ever imagined, explored one of the most beautiful cities in the world. iX gave me a chance to escape the familiar - I never imagined I would jump off the tallest bungee jumping bridge in the world or get face-to-face with Great Whites. Similarly, I never imagined I'd create a ridesharing app in the first month."

Charlotte Searle, UVA '17

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"iX goes above and beyond to not only teach the students a whole language, but to make sure that every student has the summer of their lifetime. I couldn't imagine a better city to move to for two months. My only warning is you'll never want to go home!"

Susana Yepes, Boston University '17

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"iX meant developing a new skill with a new group of people. It meant broadening my horizons and taking a risk to step out of my comfort zone. Mostly importantly, iX meant challenging myself both mentally and physically to push my boundaries."

Stanley Zuo, NYU '17

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"iX is a world of opportunity. I couldn't imagine there is a better summer program out there in terms of how much you will learn and what there is to do around you. I will be remembering my days in Cape Town for a long time to come. "

Mark Steinbrick, Harvard '17

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"iXperience was a one of a kind learning and cultural immersion. I gained experience and knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom in ways I never had before. I can now say that I have incredible new skills and have used what I learned to make an impact at a start up company in Cape Town."

Max Martin, Yale '18

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"IX was an opportunity to grow and discover. To explore a dynamic and captivating country, develop practical technical skills, and leave behind the comfort of the familiar to join a diverse assembly of scholars, artists, and adventurers at the edge of the world."

Alexander Ortiz, Stanford '16



Our tuition philosophy

We've created an impactful program designed to accelerate your career, push you out of your comfort zone, and most of all, inspire you. Unlike some universities, you get what you pay for: expert teachers who provide individualized attention, world-class facilities, cutting-edge content, epic excursions, and an internship that gives you real-world experience and bolsters your resume. That's our promise.

Your tuition includes:

  • 4-week intensive course
  • Housing
  • Weekend excursions
  • 4-week hands on internship (8-week package only)
  • Transport to internship (8-week package only)

Cities

Cape Town only. Learn more about our campuses here.

Dates (attend for 4 or 8 weeks)
Session 1:
May 27 - July 21, 2018
Session 2:
June 24 - August 18, 2018
Tuition (financial aid available)
4 weeks (Course only):
$6900
8 weeks (Course + Internship):
$8900

We're committed to making iX as accessible as possible to everyone, and offer up to 30% in need-based financial aid. Learn more on our tuition and aid page.