The most common financial analyst Master’s degree is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which a Master of Science in Finance (MSc Finance) being a distant second. Since MBA degrees are so common nowadays, employers typically judge their value based on the university (i.e., a Harvard MBA is worth much more than a school you’ve not heard of). Another popular option among financial analysts is to pursue certification, such as CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) designation. The program is 100% online and covers the most important financial analyst career skills such as strategic analysis, budgeting, forecasting, building Excel models, and creating presentations and dashboards.
Analyst Certification FMVA® 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!
Additional Questions & Answers
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: