Mission, Vision, Values & Culture


Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) is a leading global provider of online financial modeling and valuation courses. In 2018, CFI’s programs and certifications were delivered to 103,033 individuals at top universities, investment banks, accounting firms, and operating companies around the world.

CFI courses give you practical skills, templates, and tools to advance your career. We pick up where business school leaves off to teach you on-the-job aspects of corporate finance, investment banking, corporate development, FP&A, treasury, and accounting.

Our mission is to help anyone become a world-class financial analyst.


Everyone with access to the internet and the motivation to learn can advance their career with CFI’s online courses and have a rewarding career.

We put our students first and act as our compass when developing new training solutions, providing customer support, and upgrading our educational materials. We strive to empower individuals worldwide through world-class education that will help them lead successful careers and fulfilling lives!

Our vision is that everyone in the world has access to higher education that is practical, skills-based, and affordable.


Our values are the core beliefs of our global organization. They define our culture and determine the way we engage with our students, create products and services, and grow our community. Our values guide us in our everyday decisions and help to set a high standard of work ethics.

Our team consistently lives by these values and strives to build a better future through professional education that is accessible to students worldwide. By sharing high-quality education with students across the world, we work towards creating a life-changing impact in our local and international communities.  

Through Practical, Simple, Professional, Democratic, and Philanthropic practices, we have created a successful company culture that celebrates innovation, encourages individual growth, and inspires student success.


We believe in bridging the gap between theory and practice with career-focused applications of finance. By putting emphasis on hands-on learning, we teach in-demand industry skills that help people build confidence, stand out from competition, and make a positive impact on their careers.  Through practical learning, you will learn the top practices, tools, and techniques to build a successful career.


We believe that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” in an increasingly complex financial world. CFI’s step-by-step curriculum is designed to cover essential on-the-job skills from the bottom up. Through easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, you can expect to master the course material and be performing industry-leading financial analysis upon completion of the training.   CFI courses are designed to make the complex simple; to distill large amounts of complex information into an easy to follow format.


We believe our instructor’s expertise and industry experience set a high standard for the quality of education offered at CFI. Our students benefit by learning from globally trained instructors who are both professional educators and experienced professionals with significant transaction experience across mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, risk management and other areas of corporate finance. CFI courses have been delivered to tens of thousands of individuals at the top universities, investment banks, accounting firms and operating companies in the world.


We believe all people, from any background, in any country, should have access to world-class finance education. eLearning technology helps us share practical, in-demand industry skills with students worldwide. We have created flexible training solutions that allow students to expand their skills and successfully complete the training at their own pace, regardless of their location or schedule.


We believe in giving back and making high-quality education accessible everyone in the world. We donate 1% of pre-tax earnings to education charities and offer a generous financial aid program to support students in need of financial assistance. Our goal is to empower individuals through academic and professional growth and help individuals thrive in their careers by overcoming economic barriers to education.

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Adoption of these fundamental values is essential to growing a community of CFI students and employees who feel proud to be a part of world’s leading financial analyst certification institution. By nurturing these values, we will continue to fulfill our mission and create bright futures for people worldwide.

Join the CFI community today to advance your career with the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ certification.

Check out the Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) – Culture Deck & Team Handbook to learn more!