Modular Model Building with Macabacus Overview

This course will show you how to use Macabacus Libraries to publish and insert financial model schedules.

  • Learn how to think in a modular fashion with regards to financial model design and construction.
  • Utilize powerful Macabacus tools and keyboard shortcuts for modular model building.
  • Understand the modular approach used by CFI for our own financial models.

Experienced model designers and builders think about financial models in a modular fashion. This breaks the models down into a series of schedules which makes the model more approachable and less overwhelming. Segregating a financial model into smaller schedules also makes the models easier to present, print and share with key stakeholders. Leveraging the Macabacus Library tools expedites the model building process significantly and reduces the number of model formula errors.

Modular Model Building with Macabacus Learning Objectives
  • Effectively isolate model schedules to prepare them for publishing to a Macabacus Library.
  • Understand common challenges with a Native installation of Excel when copying and pasting model schedules.
  • Mark critical connection points on model schedules to expedite the connections between model schedules during the assembly process.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suited for those using Macabacus individually or as a part of a corporation. It is also suitable for those that are new to the software. This course is designed for individuals interested learning faster and more reliable techniques for financial model building and assembly.

Modular Model Building with Macabacus


Level 2

Approx 3h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Macabacus Specialist

  • Skills learned Configuration of Key Macabacus Settings, Format & Present a Financial Model, Financial Model Auditing, Modular Model Building, Reliable Linking to PowerPoint and Word
  • Career prep Investment Banking, Private Equity, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis, Equity Research

What Our Members Say

Best course provides practical knowledge
I would recommend all the finance students to take this course.

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Its one of my Favurate go to tool for excell
“Macabacus is an excellent tool for Excel users. It has a lot of features that make it easier to work with Excel spreadsheets. The tool is easy to use and has a lot of great features that make it a must-have for anyone who works with Excel on a regular basis. I highly recommend Macabacus to anyone who wants to improve their productivity and efficiency when working with Excel.”

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Modular Model Building with Macabacus
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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.
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