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Financial Analyst Masters

Financial Analyst Masters Degree

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.

 

Financial Analyst Masters

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.

 

Financial Analyst certification curriculum

 

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:

  • What is financial modeling?
  • How do you build a DCF model?
  • What is sensitivity analysis?
  • How do you value a business?