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Assessing Drivers of Business Growth overview

Understanding the key drivers of a business’s growth is vital to determining the company’s debt capacity and its ability to fulfill debt with its cash flows. This helps credit analysts make sound credit decisions. In this Assessing Drivers of Business Growth course, we will look at the overall framework for assessing business growth, including analyzing the external economy, the industry, and the company itself.

We will explore the commonly used tools by credit analysts to perform analyses on various aspects of a company and summarize the external and internal factors impacting the business’ growth. By the end of this course, you should feel comfortable determining whether a company is in good operational or financial condition.

Reading Business financial information learning objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the framework for assessing corporate business growth
  • Analyze the external economy that a company operates in using PESTEL analysis
  • Analyze a company’s industry by looking at Porter’s five forces and the industry lifecycle
  • Assess a company’s lifecycle, risks, and competitive advantage
  • Perform SWOT analysis to evaluate a company’s internal and external environment

Assessing Drivers of Business Growth is a required course of CFI’s CBCA® program

CFI’s Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program trains on skills that include credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.

Who should take this CBCA® course?

This Assessing Drivers of Business Growth course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation.

Assessing Drivers of Business Growth

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Approx 2h to complete

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Become a certified Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification

Assessing Drivers of Business Growth is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification, which includes 51 courses.

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Analysis, Credit Structuring, Risk Management
  • Career Prep Commercial Banking, Credit Analyst, Private Lending

Path to certification

Prep courses

10 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01 Optional

Core courses

16 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02 Required

Elective courses

23 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.

03 Required

Get certified

Submit your CBCA™ checklist and order your certificate.

04 Required

Join our community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05 Optional

How the certification works

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (18 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CBCA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements to take the courses?
All of our certification programs are open to students and professionals in various industries and levels of experience. Our curriculum is designed to teach what you need to know from basic fundamentals to advanced practical case studies. To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will only need access to a PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer), and a stable internet connection. Click here to view the Technical Requirements
Can I download the Excel files and financial modeling templates for the course?
Absolutely! All the files and templates needed in a course are available for download. Just look for a module that shows Downloadable Files within the course dashboard. See here for a visual guide on how to do this.
How long do I have to complete the courses?
You will have yearly access to the courses as long as you maintain an active subscription. All the courses are self-paced as well so you can take your time in learning without worrying about any deadlines. Click here to compare our available enrollment options.
Are CFI courses officially accredited?
Yes, CFI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) to maintain training standards, the CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the USA. Most of our courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders. Please refer to this page to view all available CPE credits.
Are there any additional fees or costs?
None! The bundle price includes everything and there are no additional fees or charges to earn your digital certification. You can see our enrollment fees listed here.
What currency are your courses priced in?
All our online courses are priced in USD. As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
How do I earn my certificates?
Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 80% passing grade. For more information on how to earn a course certificate, click HERE.
How are the exams conducted?
Students are required to complete an online assessment (Multiple choice questions, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need. Students are also required to complete the FMVA® final exam to earn their certification. How to Take a Qualified Assessment
Can I email the instructor if I have questions?
While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries. The Full Immersion bundles include a premium email support function that allows you to communicate directly with in-house experts regarding course content. This is one of the key features that sets the Full Immersion bundle apart and makes it a worthwhile upgrade over the more affordable self-study bundle. You can compare more features in our bundles here.
Will these courses help me advance my career?
Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how CFI courses have helped so many people advance their finance careers. Our courses are designed to be extremely practical and simulate the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst…the ultimate way to advance your career. For real-world examples and to help delve even deeper into the course concepts, please look into our free career resources library.
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