Business & Economics Trips to New York
From a Dutch trading post to a global financial centre, New York has always had business and commerce at its very core. Home to Wall Street, the world’s largest stock market, and the iconic NASDAQ building on Times Square, New York offers business students the chance to experience a dynamic city at the heart of the global economy.
We are proud to offer everything you need for the perfect Business Studies trip to New York. Choose from our range of study visits which will develop your students' knowledge and give them a wealth of personal experience. As one of the world's biggest economic centres, New York is a winning destination for introducing young minds to the buzz of the modern business world.
Explore all of our New York City school trips.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Understanding the nature and purpose of Business
- Understanding management, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- International trade and the global economy
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight to New York||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation||Visit to Empire State Building|
|2||Guided Walking Tour of Financial District||Visit to the Federal Reserve Bank||Tickets to see a Sports Fixture or Broadway Show|
|3||Business of Broadway workshop||Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise||Evening meal in a local restaurant|
|4||Sports Stadium tour and workshop||Transfer to New York airport for return flight||Overnight flight back to UK|
|5||Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight to New York|
|Afternoon||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Visit to Empire State Building|
|Morning||Guided Walking Tour of Financial District|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Federal Reserve Bank|
|Evening||Tickets to see a Sports Fixture or Broadway Show|
|Morning||Business of Broadway workshop|
|Afternoon||Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise|
|Evening||Evening meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Sports Stadium tour and workshop|
|Afternoon||Transfer to New York airport for return flight|
|Evening||Overnight flight back to UK|
|Morning||Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school|
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- 3 nights room only accommodation on bed-share basis
- Return airport transfers
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Reasons to Visit
Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only public museum that is wholly dedicated to America’s finances and financial history. It is located in the historic former headquarters of the Bank of New York on Wall Street, which epitomises the financial district in America.
The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, offering a range of interactive permanent exhibitions on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton. The museum also runs classroom workshops on a variety of themes e.g. Banking in America.
Based on the Museums “Banking in America” exhibit students will 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 the banking system.
There is also a range of topical rotating exhibits such as ‘Tracking the Credit Crisis’ and ‘Scandal: Financial Crime, Chicanery and Corruption that Rocked America’. These exhibits and classroom sessions offer interactive learning to students and a great insight into the American Financial systems in the heart of the financial district.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of the twelve regional Reserve banks in the Federal Reserve System and is located in the heart of the Financial District. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York boasts the largest depository gold reserve found anywhere in the world, larger than even Fort Knox, containing 7,000 tons of gold.
The fortress like building is quite the sceptical, with the vault containing gold located five stories below street level. The guided tour explains the central banking functions that the Federal Reserve System performs and shows a video on cash processing and the gold vault. These bookings must be made directly.
Wall Street Tour and Trading Game
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.
Groups will then take part in a 15 min trading game designed by a Wall Street trader. The game simulates the excitement while providing a team-building activity that is educational, experiential, and interactive.
How Money was made: Wall Street to the World Trade Centre
Wall St to the World Trade Centre, including trading game
Discover the financial and political roots of Wall Street, from the birth of the American financial system under the Dutch and British to the rise of American financial and political power. We explore the financial crisis caused by stock market crashes, the impact of aggressive economic growth on diverse populations, and the rebirth of Lower Manhattan after the devastating events of 9/11.
Meet the visionaries, pioneers, financial innovators, Robber Barons, and forgotten labourers who helped shape the history of Wall Street. Explore sites significant to George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, the Charging Bull, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Fearless Girl statue, Bowling Green Park, Fraunces Tavern, Federal Hall, Wall Street, St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Church, 9/11 Memorial, Oculus and One World Trade Centre.
The United Nations is an international organisation founded in 1945 following the Second World War, and is currently made up of 193 Member States. The power that is vested in its Charter, the UN can take actions on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender quality, governance, food production, and more.
Guided Tours of United Nations Headquarters include an explanation of the aims, structure and activities of the Organisation, as well as a description of the works of art and architecture featured in and around the building. The guided tour covers the General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber and the Economic and Social Council Chamber.
Walking Tour of Financial District
A guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan gives students the opportunity to explore the historic and financial heart of New York. The tour delves into the world’s premier financial centre and traces the development of Wall Street into the financial powerhouse it became.
The 90 minute tour leads the students through the financial districts history. It's about Wall Street and the financial history that explains how the stock market works.
Empire State Building Observatory
New York’s famous Empire State building soars more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, the observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction.
Circle Line Tour (Boat Cruise)
This cruise circumnavigates Manhattan Island allowing you to see all its highlights (dependant on length of cruise chosen) 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, over 25 world renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board.
Basketball and Ice Hockey Matches
Tickets to the New York Knicks Basketball and New York Rangers Ice Hockey Games range from $25 and upwards depending upon availability.
Ice Skating at Wollman Rink
Wollman Rink provides 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter. Wollman Rink, located near the Parkside Avenue/Ocean Avenue entrance to Central Park, is open for ice skating from late November through March. The Rink features a snack bar, skate shop, skate rental and free lockers.
Staten Island Ferry
This free ferry ride to Staten Island offers impressive panoramas of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry departs from Battery Park every thirty minutes.
One of the great pleasures New Yorkers and tourists enjoy is getting away from it all in Central Park. Stretching 51 blocks between 59th and 110th streets, this 843-acre area, green rectangle has served its city well since 1859. From famous statues to castles, there is so much to see within this pastoral landmark.
Day Trip to Washington
The seat of power of arguably the most powerful country in the world cannot fail to inspire students of history and politics. Washington’s grand buildings, parks and monuments present a calm and ordered façade, the antithesis of the political debates and scandals which take place within. A coach tour is available to this great city.
Radio City Music Hall Tour
A tour round the building will explain the history of the building and show the beautiful art deco interiors. You will learn the secrets of the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world; the stage’s hydraulic system, and their impressive new technological features. For those thinking of a career in theatre they can give an insight into the behind-the-scenes aspects of what it takes to run Radio City Music Hall.
One World Trade Centre Observation Deck
The Freedom Tower is a 104 storey building that stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city. Interactive exhibitions reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers. Ascend the 102 floors to the observation deck in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty is New York's most symbolic structure. The Auguste Bartholdi statue was given as a gift from the people of France and stands at 111 feet 6 inches from the toe to the crown. In the base of the statue there is an interesting museum devoted to the statue's history.
Day Trip to Boston
Boston's nickname, the "Cradle of Liberty" is evidence of the city's historical role in the American Revolution. It is also a city of architectural treasures with many fine examples of Federalist, Georgian, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival and Victorian designs. A coach tour is available to this great city.
Yankee Stadium Tours
This classic tour of Yankee Stadium allows you to absorb the history of one of the most iconic of American sports teams. The Yankees are 27-time World Series Champions, the tour will take you to famous locations such as Monument Park, get you up close to historic baseball memorabilia as well teach you more about how the stadium is used and the events hosted here which go beyond baseball. Each tour is led by an expert guide and culminates in the chance to purchase some of its famous merchandise.
RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.
Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:
- Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
- Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
- Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
- Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.
Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.
Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences. With magnificent views over the Manhattan skyline, Summit takes the concept of an “observation deck” to entirely new heights.
New York Next Tour
New York has always been on the cutting edge of business innovation. Small businesses face special challenges operating in a large, urban environment. This tour focuses on the experiences of small businesses in places like Harlem and Brooklyn including their efforts to address issues like sustainability, competition and operating in an uncertain business environment due to conditions created during the COVID pandemic.
Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, a marvel of architecture, engineering, and technology with panoramic views of New York City. Edge combines the pulse-quickening excitement of leaning out over a 100-story outdoor balcony with the warm welcome of elevated food & beverage service in a unique social space.
There are free downloadable STEM resources to take students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighbourhood. Get students thinking like community builders and changemakers by harnessing the Design Engineering Process, a simple tool you can use to elevate Reach for the Sky resources and ground student explorations in project-based learning.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Opened in 2014, the museum explores the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance. It demonstrates the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at local, national and international level. The museum is growing a permanent collection of artefacts, stories, photos, video and other materials.
Watch a Broadway Show
Make the most of your stay by rounding off the day with a Broadway show. The best value tickets are available for mid-week performances and can be combined with dinner in a nearby restaurant before the performance.
Examples of current shows on offer are: Aladdin, Wicked, Chicago, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera and Beetlejuice.
There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability - so book early for your favourite show!
Immerse your students in "the Center of the Entertainment Universe" in Times Square - one of the world's busiest pedestrian areas and the hub of the Broadway Theatre District.
- Empire State Building
- Top of the Rock
- Broadway Show
- Sports Fixture Tickets - choose from basketball, hockey or baseball
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What You Say
Shannon was excellent as a Tour Planner. Nothing was a problem and she responded to all my emails very quickly. Macy tour - excellent. The guide was very funny and related well with our group. Good informative tour. Forrester High School
The service we received was outstanding. The organisation and smooth running of the trip was exceptional...Taking 43 kids to NYC is no easy task but EST definitely helped to make the process smooth and ensured the students had the time of their life. St Aidans CE High School
The whole process from the initial consultation to the final trip was outstanding. The trip was perfect for the students and provided them with a trip of a life time. The walking tour of the financial district was awesome and highly recommended we learnt so much. Gateacre School
The walking tour of the financial district was really good. The tour guide was knowledgeable and was helpful to all the students. William Lovell Church of England Academy
The tour of the Federal Reserve in New York was excellent - really interesting! Newstead Wood School
I have now used European study tours 4 times and I personally wouldn't use anyone else...excellent service! Darlington College
Thank you for your professionalism, flexibility, time and support which made the trip such a success! Cathedral Academy
Really positive and helpful all the way through the booking and planning process - always on hand and really personable. Melksham Oak Community School