When it comes to financial analyst education, the most common path is still a traditional four-year university degree. Instead of taking online university degrees, many analysts enroll in online certification programs, which don’t provide a Bachelor’s degree but instead issue an accreditation. CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) program, for example, can be taken 100% online and offer practical skills, tools, and training for aspiring financial analysts. One of the best alternatives to a financial analyst online degree can be an online certification program like the FMVA.
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: