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Master the complete Financial Modeling & Valuation skills with a McKinsey Expert | Live Online Classes & Recorded Videos | Level : Intermediate

Skills You Will Master:

  • Build business and financial models
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial ratios analysis
  • Forecasting financial performance
  • Scenario based modeling
  • Business valuation techniques
  • DCF based company valuation
  • Multiples based company valuation
  • Corporate Finance principles

Program Requirements:

  • None. Everything is taught from scratch
  • Designed especially for busy professionals

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Your Expert : McKinsey | BlackRock | 10 years

Ashish Agarwal
Ashish Agarwal

Ashish is a Business and Finance Expert with around 10 years of experience in this domain. Previously, he has worked with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, as a Vice President in the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) team. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey in the Strategy and Corporate Finance practice. He is also the founder of the website which creates online programs in Business, Finance and Data Analysis topics. At Skillfin Learning, we believe we can change the way we adults learn.

Ashish Kumar Agarwal

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What will you learn in this program?

  Itinerary of this Learning Journey: An Introduction
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  Module 4: Forecasting an integrated financial model
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"The course was good!!! And the instructor Mr Ashish was pretty good in explaining the subject and clearing doubts.😊👍 I give a thumbs up to the course!!!"

- Alexander Aharon

"I have undergone the Financial Analyst Skills Training (FAST) Programme of Skillfin Learning. The module is clear and concise mainly focusing on different Valuation techniques, Financial models and analysis and application of few EXCEL functions in financial field. The lectures help one understand the concepts clearly and at the end of each module one can test his understanding through given assignments.
I think in some cases the modules were very brief as a result some basic concepts of accounting and finance remain uncovered. The students without accounting and finance background will sometimes face difficulty in understanding things like balance sheet, profit & loss statement, etc. The modules should have been more extensive to infuse basic knowledge of accounting and finance. But overall it's a good experience of learning.
Another positive aspect of Skillfin Learning is having a very good support team that always responds very quickly and helps students in case of difficulty. They also review the assignments submitted by the students sincerely and point out mistakes, if any.
Last but not the least, I must thank Priya, Learner Engagement Mentor of Skillfin Learning for regular weekly monitoring of the task given to me. Without this monitoring, perhaps I wouldn't have been able to finish the course. I want to thank Skillfin Learning team for providing a pleasurable learning experience."

- Priyanjan Das

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The courses are quite crisp and with very good lecture back up material, tests and 24x7 support from the lecturer. Then there are frequent web based interactive sessions that give a solid understanding to implement your learning. I will recommend Skillfin courses to those who are in need of the learning various financial courses."

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this program, we ensure that you achieve the desired learning outcome you expect from the training . We have designed it in such a way as to provide you the effectiveness of a direct 1 on 1 coaching from an expert instructor along-with the convenience of online. The Assisted Learning approach ensures you complete the full training as per your customised learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. You have complete flexibility to choose when you would take the training at your own schedule.

We provide you access to both Recorded Videos as well as Live Interactive Sessions with the Instructor. We provide direct support to each of our students and also evaluate the assignments with individual feedback. We will also assign a Personal Mentor to you who will provide guidance, motivation and support to help you complete the training. As you take this program, you will notice we provide a very personalized learning experience to each individual participant. You can also discuss and collaborate with other participants directly through our discussion board in every lecture.

This is an Annual Subscription program where you have access to the Videos + Live Interactive Sessions for 1 year. On an average, most of our participants finish watching videos of this program in 6-8 weeks investing approximately 2-3 hours per week. Once you finish watching the videos and submit assignments, we will provide you with a Certificate of Completion which you can showcase to your professional network through LinkedIn.

Though the course will not disappoint you but first 14 days will help you understand our assisted learning approach, course curriculum, and the instructor's expertise. If you are not satisfied with our online financial analyst course, then contact our team within 14 days of admission. We will refund your money.

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Frequently Asked Questions on this Topic

What is Financial modeling?
Financial modeling is both an art and a science of assessing the future value of any financial asset by creating a perspective about the forward looking scenarios. It involves making some key assumptions on key economic variables and deriving its impact on the potential cash flows of a financial asset. As such, it further helps to derive the value of the asset in the future.
Who uses Financial Modeling?
Financial modeling is used extensively by Financial Analysts employed at financial services companies i.e. in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Credit Analytics, Private Equity, Research Institutions, Traders, etc. Anybody who has to predict the future value of a financial assets - stocks, bonds, commodities, etc- will need to know financial modeling to derive the same.
Why Financial Modeling is important?
Financial modeling follows a very systematic approach to identifying the right variables, making systematic assumptions on the future values of those variable and then calculating the value of the asset based on those assumptions. As it is a scientific process, it is relied heavily as a rigorous process to make investment decisions. The potential investments are typically large in value and it makes financial modeling a very important tool to rely on.
What is Financial Modeling course?
This Financial Modeling course provides a detailed step by step guide on training you on the key aspects of a financial model. In specific, it can be used extensively to understand the financial performance of real companies, make forecasts of their business performance in the future and assess business value of companies. All modules are taught on real projects to provide maximum learning outcome.
Where can I learn Financial Modeling?
While there a number of financial modeling courses available, this online training program is one of the best course available out there given it combines the rigour of creating an actual financial model from scratch along with Personalization to every individual learner to interact directly with the instructor 1 on 1 real time and get all doubts and queries resolved. We provide each learner a unique individualized experience to benefit him the most and get the maximum outcome from this training.
When do I need learn Financial Modeling?
Financial modeling can be learnt by anyone who in working as a Financial Analyst in a company. Typically, when you are starting your career in this domain, you would need financial modeling skills to be able to do your day to day job effectively. Even if you are a trained analyst, you may need to take up this program as a refresher and clear some doubts as well as be up to speed on new topics, you may want to learn financial modeling skills.
What does Financial Modeling for a startup require?
A financial modeling exercise for a startup requires identifying the key revenue and cost drivers of the company and estimating the investments the company will need to make over a period of time with the objective of assessing the amount of funding a company has to raise while starting up as well to be able to negotitate the value fo the startup with investors. A financial model helps to quantify the fund raising process and provide more quantitative approach to arrive at the same.
What is a Financial Model in Excel?
A financial model in Excel is a tool that helps to estimate the value of a financial asset leveraging the different techniques of assessing valuation. It is primarily built in Excel using all the different analytical functions that are available. For a business financial model in Excel, it is an integrated model linking the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows of the company and finally using it to make future projections of the cash flows of the company to arrive at a potential business valuation.
What are the different types of Financial Models?
There are many types of financial model that can be prepared i.e. 3 statement model comprising Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows of a company or a Credit Analytics financial model to assess bond valuation or a Merger and Acquisition model to determine potential business synergies. The underlying principle governing all financial model is to determine the future cash flows of the asset and leveraging it to find the current valuation of the company incorporating the time value of money concept.