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Financial Modeling Degree

About Financial Modeling Degrees Traditional university programs don’t offer degrees in financial modeling, but typically offer some individual courses as part of a Bcom, BA, MSc, or MBA. The most common may to earn a credential is to take a certification program such as the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ designation, issued from the…

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Financial Modeling Dashboard

About Financial Modeling Dashboards Dashboards are a great way to output the results of a financial model. By creating a 1-2 page summary with charts, graphs, and table, an Analyst can clearly explain what the numbers in the model are saying. Common features of a dashboard from a financial model include (1) revenue, margins and…

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Financial Modeling Debt

About Financial Modeling Debt Debt can be modeled several different ways when building a financial model, depending on the situation and the level of detail required. The following methods can be used to model debt: (1) following a fixed repayment schedule, (2) assuming debt is held constant, (3) making an assumption about how much leverage…

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Financial Modeling Designation

About Financial Modeling Designation The most widely taken financial modeling designation in the world is the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™, issued by the Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI). Over 100,000 students enroll in CFI courses every 12 months, making it the biggest modeling-focued analyst training program (according to publicly available information). To earn the…

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Financial Modeling Guidelines

About Financial Modeling Guidelines Financial modeling guidelines are a set of rules, principles, or best practices that should be followed when bulding a model. Examples include: formatting, layout, strucutre, placement of assumptions and inputs, formulas and functions, outputs, cases, scenarios, sensitivity analysis and much more. CFI has produced many guidelines in our financial modeling courses…

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Financial Modeling Data Science

About Financial Modeling Data Science Data science can be incorporated with financial modelling to help make the assumptions more robust, more accurate, and hopefully closer to an expcted reality. Since data science is the study of how to extract information and insights from data, (espeically using statistics in this case) it can be very helpful…

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Financial Modeling Depreciation

About Financial Modeling Depreciation In financial modeling deprecation can be calculated several different ways: (1) as a percentage of revenue, (2) as a percentage of property plant and equipment, (3) on a straight-line basis, and (4) on an accelerated basis. The most appropriate method to use in your model will depend on how much detail…

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Financial Modeling Oil And Gas

About Financial Modeling Oil And Gas Oil and gas financial modeling is the practice of building a Net Asset Value (NAV) model for an energy project or asset. The task is to forecast cash flow for each a company’s major projects to estimate the value of an exploration and production (E&P) segment, which is referred…

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Financial Modeling Revenue Growth

About Financial Modeling Revenue Growth Revenue growth in a financail model can be forecasted several different ways: (1) using a year over year growth rate, (2) using regression analysis, (3) and using a first principles approach of dissecting all the individual drivers of revenue and forecasting each of those items. The most appropriate method will…

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Blackrock Financial Modeling Group Interview

About Blackrock Financial Modeling Group Interview Here are some things you can expect from the Blackrock interview process. After completing an online application (including a virtual cover letter and possible some assessments), could may receive a video interview request. Questions will vary depending in the group you’ve applied for such as client service, analytics and…

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