I had more than seven years of accounting experience after completing my Master’s but I wanted to change my career from accounting to investment banking – financial services. Switching careers at this stage is a difficult decision, which requires lot of hard work & passion, so I started my research for the best online investment banking analyst courses around the globe i.e. Coursera, BIWS, CFI, Training the Streets, Financial Edge & Udemy etc. I started taking CFI’s free courses, liked the quality of lectures and then I decided to buy CFI Full Program – Financial Analyst Complete training package.
Thanks to CFI Financial Analyst training courses, my skills have drastically improved in terms of presentation, analytical thinking, and I have learned industry best practices in corporate finance. In short, changing careers from accounting to finance was the right decision after taking CFI Courses.
Well, I really enjoyed every course at CFI but there are few moments that I really enjoyed i.e. The moment when my financial model is balanced, when I was going through the courses and passing quizzes, and the final assessment test. Those are really challenging and I really enjoyed the moment when I passed the assessment and received my certificate!
This is a difficult question, by the way. Actually, I have a lot of favorite courses e.g. Financial Analysis course, Business Valuation, Three Financial Statement model Course, Sensitivity Analysis, industry specific courses etc., but the ones I liked the most were: the Three Financial Statement Models and Business Valuation & Mergers & Acquisitions Modeling. These courses provide the core of the Investment Banking Analyst Role & are taught in a very professional and easy to understand manner, so that students can understand every concept in detail.
My advice is purely based on my personal experience and, without any exaggeration, I sincerely believe that if anyone wants to start his or her career in corporate finance after graduation or at anytime – take the full CFI Program because it bridges the gap between academics and the practical side of the industry. Also, practice building lots of models because practice makes perfect.