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Macabacus Fundamentals Course Overview

Macabacus is a powerful tool that makes financial analysts more productive and have better brand compliance when performing their work across Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word. In this Macabacus Fundamentals course, we will walk through the most popular features and functions that expedite financial analysis and modeling process, create error-free reports, and ensure consistency in styling and formatting. Macabacus is CFI’s proprietary software, and all students are eligible for free access to the Macabacus add-in.

To download the Macabacus Microsoft Office add-ins, please visit https://macabacus.com/downloads and follow the instructions to download and install the software, then activate your free access by following the instructions on your CFI student dashboard > Integrations > Macabacus Integrations.

Macabacus Microsoft Add-in

Macabacus Fundamentals Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Utilize keyboard shortcuts to speed up your analysis and modeling process
  • Generate financial ratios and summary statistics in the blink of an eye using Macabacus’ advanced formulas in Excel
  • Visualize and audit financial data with Macabacus’ charts and auditing tools
  • Link data directly from your Excel workbooks to PowerPoint presentations
  • Create dynamic and flawless PowerPoint presentations with Macabacus’ powerful add-in features

Macabacus Error Wrap Shortcut

Macabacus Fundamentals is a prep course of CFI’s FMVA® program

CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Program covers a critical body of knowledge that is necessary to become a world-class financial analyst, including financial analysis, financial modeling, valuation, dashboards, and data visualization. This program is designed in a practical and comprehensive way to help students grasp the in-demand industry knowledge and close the skills gap.

Macabacus Football Field Chart

Who should take this Macabacus course?

Macabacus is a Microsoft Office productivity and brand compliance add-in that empowers finance professionals in building robust financial models and presentations. Anyone who would like to start a career or currently works in investment banking, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate development, equity research, and other areas of corporate finance would benefit from learning about Macabacus’ key features and applying them in their daily jobs to become more effective and efficient.

Macabacus Course PowerPoint Add-in

Macabacus Fundamentals

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Approx 1.5h to complete

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Become a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification

Macabacus Fundamentals is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 38 courses.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
  • Skills learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development

Path to certification

Prerequisite courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01 Optional

Core courses

11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02 Required

Elective courses

19 courses at an advanced level.

03 Required

Get Certified

Submit your FMVA® checklist and order your certificate.

04 Required

Join our community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05 Optional

How the certification works

FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst 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 (14 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 FMVA 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.
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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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