Business Studies and Economics School Trip to New York

The City that never sleeps, New York really lives up to this name when it comes to the business world. Home to the infamous Wall Street, as well as the headquarters of some of the world's biggest brands, the Big Apple is buzzing with business success stories.

GCSE or A level Business Studies students can choose from our range of study visits which will develop understanding of how businesses operate and delve further into the world of finance. Our New York specialists will work with you to create a perfect blend of education and cultural visits including the some world famous attractions.


Tour Day 1

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation
Ascend the Empire State Building

Tour Day 2

Financial district guided walking Tour (Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park)
Guided tour of the United Nations Building followed by free time in Midtown Manhattan around Fifth Avenue to see a major shopping area
Free time to explore Times Square area

Tour Day 3

Federal Reserve Bank Museum tour
9/11 Memorial visit, followed by Statue Cruise to Liberty & Ellis Island
Visit the flagship Apple Store

Tour Day 4

Free time for last minute sightseeing and shopping
Depart New York for overnight flight

Tour Day 5

Arrive in the UK

Curricular Links


·         Basic functions & types of business

·         Different types of business

·         Organisational structures

·         Business aims and objectives

·         Environmental considerations

·         Business enterprise and entrepreneurship

·         Dynamic nature of business

·         Customer needs & good customer service

·         Market research

·         Importance of brand image

·         Identifying and understanding customers

·         Segmentation

·         Putting a business idea into practice

·         Making the business effective

·         Quality control

·         Production processes

·         Business location

·         Understanding external influences on business

·         Technology and business

·         E-commerce

·         Digital communication

·         HR and managing people

·         Quality control and assurance

·         Sustainability within business

·         Promotional methods

·         The finance sector



·         The nature and purpose of business

·         Different forms of business

·         Management, leadership and decision making

·         Meeting customer needs

·         The Market

·         Marketing mix and strategy

·         Setting marketing objectives

·         Managing people

·         Improving motivation and engagement

·         Entrepreneurs and leaders

·         Managing change

·         Raising finance

·         Resource management

·         External influences

·         Business objectives and strategy

·         Business growth

·         Operational performance

·         Increasing efficiency and productivity

·         Influences on business decisions

·         Setting financial objectives

·         Globalisation

·         Global markets and business expansion

·         Global marketing


Study Visits


This tour of Manhattan includes visits to some of the most famous financial areas of New York City. On a business studies trip to New York, your students will get the chance to pay visits to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and Battery Park. It can be tailored to take you to see whatever is of interest to you and your students.


Visitors to the Federal Reserve Bank Museum can embark on a guided tour of the Fed where you can have an exclusive visit to the gold vault, get an overview of the Federal Reserve System and learn about the Bank’s policy responsibilities. On this tour, your students will get the chance to see how the bank is run and the economic effects  the Monetary Policy Committee can create – good and bad! 


The Hershey’s Chocolate World Sweet Educational Tour is ready to show you a world you've never known. Set as A walking tour of the iconic Times Square location, this learning experience is about more than milk, sugar and cocoa. You'll learn more about Hershey’s iconic brands, why we decided to come to the crossroads of the World, Times Square, and of course taste several different Hershey’s products. Milton Hershey loved nothing more than to enrich the lives of others, and this tour plans to do just that!


This evolving museum contains informative exhibits related to all areas of finance including trading, market fluctuations, a history of money and more. Whilst visiting the Museum, along with a guided tour, your students can take part in a 45-60 minute workshops taught in the education center by museum educators and industry experts including;

Banking in America - This classroom lesson, based on the Museum's "Banking in America" Exhibit, will help students understand why banks today are safe places to deposit money, how banks earn profits, why banks are important to the overall US economy and what role the Federal Reserve plays in our banking system.

Financial Markets 1 - This 45-minute introductory class covers the capital markets from ancient trade through the present, including stock, bond and commodity markets. In this class students will learn about trade and why countries participate in it, understand that both parties gain from trade, understand how trade has influenced development, and be able to identify different types of markets. 

How to Analyse a Stock - This classroom lesson will teach students who are new to investigating how to analyse a stock. Upon completion, students will have a basic understanding of stocks and the stock market, as well as the ability to go beyond beginner techniques used to pick stocks. By learning the P/E (Price/Earnings) and PEG (Price/Earning/Growth) ratios, students will learn the basics of how to apply research data in determining if a stock price is considered "fair."

Your Money and Your Success - This course demonstrates for students why being financially savvy helps them gain a competitive advantage in the workplace and in life. Topics include practical information about banking, budgeting, credit and building financial disciplines that prepare young people for managing their money as they enter the working world.

Other popular options include:

  • Finance Changes China
  • History of Derivatives
  • Money: A History
  • Open Outcry: Trading Then and Now
  • Secret Life of Money


The economic collapse of 2008 was the most devastating shock suffered by the financial sector since the Great Depression. The effects of the recession were felt world-wide, yet the reasons behind it are still shaded in mystery. What mistakes lead to the collapse of some of the longest and most enduring financial institutions in America? And how can we avoid the same missteps in the future?

In this 2 hours you will learn about and hold a CDO NYSE and visit: Wall Street; Federal Hall; House of Morgan; Mercantile Exchange; Cotton Exchange; Deutsche Bank; Lehman Brothers; Goldman Sachs; AIG; Standard & Poor’s; Charging Bull; Bowling Green; Canyon of Heroes; Trinity Church American Stock Exchange; Federal Reserve.


While meandering the narrow, winding streets of Lower Manhattan, you will hear exclusive stories from "inside the trenches" that will entertain, inform and shock you!  Learn about the 400 years of history that lead to modern Wall Street from the Dutch trading outpost to the humble beginnings of the NYSE to the current financial markets.

In a tour lasting 1 ¼ hours you will cover: the New York Stock Exchange; Wall Street; Federal Hall; House of Morgan; 40 Wall; Mercantile Exchange; Cotton Exchange; Pearl Street; Deutsche Bank; Lehman Brothers; Goldman Sachs; Charging Bull Bowling Green; Canyon of Heroes.


If you’re planning a trip to New York City, make sure The Brooklyn Brewery is a stop on your schedule. During New York business studies trips, students can take a tour, learn the history from passionate staff and have a look around where some of the world’s best beer is brewed. The guided trip around this small but ambitious and highly successful Brewery is enlightening and well worth the visit.


These educational workshops allow your students to immerse themselves in the amazing world of Madame Tussauds. These sessions include a 45-minute interactive presentation in a state of the art Cinema 4D theater, giving your groups a once in a lifetime experience in one of the most renowned wax attractions in the world. The session includes a brief history on Marie Grosholtz Tussaud, a presentation from a key member of staff on the  Business related topic of your choice, a game of “Real or Wax” and a Q& A session, before visits the museum itself.


The group tour of the famous Yankee Stadium includes visits to the New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park, MasterCard Batters Eye Cafe and Press Box. Tours are available morning and afternoon (just morning on game day). There are places to eat lunch or tea around the stadium including Hard Rock Café.


Explore exclusive VIP areas in the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history.  Visit the spectacular ‘Chase Bridges’, explore the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms, and experience the iconic Arena bowl, where some of the world's greatest concerts have taken place. You will also get chance to meet with a member of the corporate team for a group Q&A.


The UN Building is the work place to representatives of the earth’s six billion people who discuss and decide issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being. Going on a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters during business studies trips in New York can offer your students a behind-the-scenes view of this organisation at work. Visits are not possible on weekends.


We have a number of Business experts in New York with range business specialisms that would love to discuss their career with your group and take questions. Popular topics include Finance, Marketing and advertising. Sessions last 1 hour.


This is a unique opportunity to meet a professional who works on Madison Avenue - the home of the advertising industry. Spend 90 minutes learning the latest advertising techniques and learn about this possible career path.


In the city that never sleeps, there’s a store that never stops - take your students to the Apple flagship store on 5th Avenue, open 24 hours a day. The store attracts people of all ages who can spend time admiring the latest technology.


An enthusiastic Nintendo ambassador can guide you through each of the interactive gaming areas, provide hands-on gaming demonstrations, show you a selection of merchandise, and discuss Nintendo’s history by explaining the items on display in our Nintendo Showcase.

Cultural Visits


As always the best way to get around and see a city is on foot, especially when looking at it from a historical perspective. A Midtown walking tour during your business studies school trip to New York is the best way to see some iconic sights in a very short time. You tour can include Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, 42nd street, Central Park and Times Square or can be tailored to suit your choices.


No visit to New York is complete without a visit to the top of New York’s most iconic skyscraper. 


Get a close up view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island you can choose from two options:

Liberty Cruise - A 1 hour cruise of the harbour.

Island Cruise - You can disembark at both Liberty Island and Ellis Island on this hop on hop off cruise.

Top Tip: If you are on a tight budget, you could ride the Staten Island ferry. It’s free and goes past the Statue of Liberty so you can pick up some great photos.


An insider’s look at this state of the art arena. You will explore the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms and relive historic moments with the new Garden 366 experience and Defining Moments exhibit.


Go behind the scenes of some of the most well-known TV shows. You will visit the NBC Sharp Globe Theatre, Broadcast Operations, the Make Up room, and even produce your very own news and weather programme.


The observation desk at the top of the Rockefeller Center provides a unique 360 degree view of New York, including the Empire State Building.


The tallest observatory in the western hemisphere, located at the 9/11 memorial site, offering spectacular panoramic views of New York. The visit also includes numerous videos and multimedia experiences. There are 5 lifts including a sky pod elevator that ascends to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds. You can choose from various cafés and restaurants.  Visit lasts approx. 45 to 60 minutes.  


Choose from a range of coach or walking tours around the city, taking in locations of well-known shows and movies, venues where the stars hang out and even see where your favourite celebrities live. Shows and movies include Friends, Seinfeld, Glee, The Devil Wears Prada, Spider-Man, Elf, Hitch and many more. Themed tours include Sex and the City Hotspots, Central Park Movie Sites, Gossip Girl Sites and Sopranos Sites.

On Location Tours is receiving very positive feedback from happy students - See for yourself what it’s all about…



The Metropolitan Museum

One of the largest art galleries in the world, located on Fifth Avenue next to Central Park.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Often seen as one the most influential museums of modern art, the MoMA offers a collection of both modern and contemporary art. It is centrally located between 5th and 6th Avenues.

The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim is visited not just for its exhibitions of impressionist, post-impressionist, early modern and contemporary art, but also its iconic building which is known as one the 20th Century’s important architectural landmarks. The museum is located on the exclusive Upper East Side. 


Subject to availability your group can attend a sporting event in and around the city. If you ask us early enough we can look at what is available with all the different New York teams for something to suit your budget.


‘The Met’ opera company is located at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and is the largest classical music organisation in North America. The season runs from September to May and the schedule of performances offers some student rates on key performances throughout this time. Contact us for more details.                                     


Give your students an experience to remember by arranging a trip to a Broadway show. They’ll really go home with the ‘WOW’ factor. Current popular shows are Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Disney’s Aladdin, Chicago, Matilda and Newsies.


This unique visit allows the public to explore what was once a major train line known as New York Central Railroad. The train line, which was very popular in the 1930’s became less successful in the 1980’s, forcing it to close. In 1999, Friends of the Highline decided there was still life in the old railroad yet and embarked upon a journey of re-development. The train line is now a beautiful public park and architectural masterpiece. School groups can opt for a structured visit or they can simply guide themselves around. There are also free educational materials to support your visit available on their website.


A trip to New York is not complete without a trip to world famous shops and department stores:

  • Fifth Avenue: Some of New York’s best known shops can be found here including FAO Schwarz, Apple Store, Abercrombie & Fitch and Saks
  • Bloomingdales: Located close to Fifth Avenue, a little brown bag from Bloomingdales is an iconic souvenir from a trip to New York.
  • Macy’s: The largest department store in New York, located on West 34th Street
  • Century 21: A bargain hunters paradise, located close to Ground Zero
  • South Street Seaport: This Lower Manhattan’s eastside shopping destination offers a distinct mix of shops, restaurants and cafés. 


We can arrange evening meals in restaurants in the city with options to suit all tastes. Our most popular choices are:

  • Planet Hollywood
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp
  • Buca Di Bepo
  • Dave & Busters
  • B Smiths
  • Bowlmor – bowling and dining
  • Italian Restaurants
  • Chinese Restaurants

Carole Burrows is the most helpful person I have ever dealt with! Nothing was too much trouble for her and worked with me every step of the way to ensure an extremely successful trip! She is absolutely phenomenal and I will look forward to working with her again this year.
Bridgewater High School, New York