FMVA® Worth It

Unpacking the value of the FMVA program

Is the FMVA® Certification Worth It?

Based on the thousands of reviews and feedback from our students, the consensus is that the FMVA certification is definitely worth it. The vast majority of students comment that they saw significant improvement in the technical skills in Excel, finance, accounting, strategy, and presentation making, which are all extremely practical job-based skills. Most of this feedback comes from professionals working (or going into) equity research, corporate development, investment banking, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), and similar jobs. Given the low price point of the designation, most students find the FMVA worth it!


You'll find the FMVA worth it!


The Value of Skill Development

For a certification to be worth it, it has to give you valuable, real-work skills that will help you advance your career. The FMVA program is so job-focused that it provides exceptional quality when it comes to:

  • Building financial models in Excel
  • Organizing and manipulating data
  • Valuing a business
  • Create executive-style presentations
  • Preparing industry analysis
  • Understanding and managing the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Performing strategic analysis


CFI financial modeling course


Independent FMVA Review – Worth It!

Below is an independent review from FMVA student Manuel Bleve. You can read his review below where he breaks down the certification program, the courses, the exams, and an assessment of the return on investment.

Here is the link – Manuel Bleve: Is the FMVA Worth It?

Manuel Bleve - Independent Review of the FMVA Program


FMVA® Program Details

Below is a break down of subject weightings in the 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.


FMVA Financial modeling certification curriculum


A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!


Additional Questions & Answers

CFI is the official global provider of financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA® Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a meaningful career. In order to help you achieve that, we have compiled a vast range of resources to assist you along the way.

In order to become a world-class financial analyst, below are some additional questions and answers for you to discover:

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


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