Eldridge today announced a collaboration with The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance to develop a series of courses for students of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. The courses will allow students to explore and engage with some of the most complicated fiscal and monetary policy issues of our time.
Following a successful pilot course last spring in which students analyzed social security, the two new courses, titled ‘Budget Issues’ and ‘Policy Research Seminar – Public Debt in America,’ will be available to students in 2021. ‘Budget Issues,’ a single-credit course, will provide an introduction to the federal budget that will cover topics including debt and deficit in the U.S., growth in entitlement spending, tax policy, and appropriations. ‘Public Debt in America,’ a three-credit course, will explore the growth of public debt in the America, as well as the causes and consequences of large-scale public borrowing.
“It is a privilege to work alongside the distinguished faculty at William & Mary and The Boehly Center to create two class offerings that will advance the Center’s mission of changing the way that students learn about the intersection of finance and government,” said Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO of Eldridge. “These courses provide a special opportunity to examine these subjects in depth, and concentrate on developing meaningful and lasting solutions."
Founded in 2014 through a generous multi-year gift from Katie and Todd Boehly (BBA ’96), The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance offers programs and services for all William & Mary students interested in careers within the financial services industry. It aims to foster a community of inclusiveness, diversity and enduring identity within the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and across William & Mary’s campus.
“We’re excited to deepen our partnership with Eldridge and its leadership team as we continue to provide outstanding programs and offerings within our business school,” said Larry Pulley, Dean of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary. “The two additional courses offered in the new year further our commitment to our student’s learning and growth as they navigate future careers within the complex financial industry.”
Full descriptions for 2021 courses available to William & Mary students at The Boehly Center, including information on course credits, can be found here.