It could be possible to become a financial analyst with a biology degree if you went to a top school like one of the Ivy League and got excellent grades. Though its becoming less common, investment banks will hire student from top universities with any major or degree, including biology. A much more common path is to take a business degree and or specialized training like CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (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!
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: