The closest thing to a financial analyst degree is to earn a certification from a financial analyst training company. CFI offers on online designation known as the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) which teaches the most practical and job-based skills that analysts require to get hired and move up the ladder. Most analysts earn a certification after they’ve finished a university or college degree program.
Below is a break down of subject weightings in the FMVA™ financial analyst program. As you can see there is a heavy focus on financial modeling, finance, Excel, business valuation, budgeting/forecasting, PowerPoint presentations, accounting and business strategy.
A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!
CFI is the global institution behind the financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA™ Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a great career path. In order to help you advance your career, CFI has compiled many resources to assist you along the path.
In order to become a great financial analyst, here are some more questions and answers for you to discover: