Topic Overview

Financial modeling is a necessary component of business. By forming a summary of a company’s expenses and earnings, financial analysts can calculate the impact of future events and decisions to reach organizational goals or mitigate risk. Read more
CFI’s financial modeling courses are completely online and self-paced, so you can learn on your own time and develop in-demand skills for your future in finance. All courses are taught by leading instructors, using innovative technology for better learning and retention.

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With a range of courses covering beginner and advanced financial modeling, our courses are designed for finance professionals and students alike. From real estate to ESG to mining to startups, you can build skills in financial modeling for specific industries and prepare for a future career in investment banking, venture capital, or other finance areas. As a foundational skill, financial modeling courses may apply to specializations or certifications.

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Why Learn Financial Modeling with CFI?

As one of the top online providers of financial analyst certification programs and training, CFI offers in-depth training in valuable skills for a future in finance. Our courses are designed with guidance from professional trainers who taught new hires on Wall Street and at top investment firms.

To enhance retention and learning, our courses use a combination of mathematical theory and real-world application to develop deep knowledge and real-world skillsets for success and confidence in your future role. All courses are self-paced, asynchronous, and accessible from anywhere, so you can learn on your own time.

With our Financial Modeling courses, you can learn:

How to apply a structured approach to monthly cash flow modeling
How to forecast financial statements according to a business plan
How to perform a scenario analysis
How to sort and organize data
How to calculate the accretion or dilution of key per share metrics
How to design and structure an Excel-based project finance model

Who should take these courses?

Our financial modeling courses cover financial modeling for in-demand industries, such as real estate and ESG, to help current and aspiring finance professionals develop these essential skills for their future careers.

Investment professionals

Management consultants

Financial analysts

Registered Provider: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

All courses are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US. Most courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders.

Courses include video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments.

Frequently asked questions

What is Financial Modeling?
Financial modeling is a method of building an abstract representation of a real-world financial situation. The model serves as a summary of the performance of a business, financial asset, or other investment.
How is Financial Modeling Used?
Financial modeling is used for decision-making and financial analysis in business. Internally, businesses may use financial models to make decisions about acquisitions, raising capital, selling assets, budgeting and forecasting, capital allocation, and more. Financial modeling is used in investment banking, equity research, accounting, and other finance careers.
What are the Types of Financial Models?
There are numerous types of financial models, including project finance models, pricing models, integrated financial statement models, merger models, and initial public offering models. Different financial models serve different purposes, and financial analysts must know how to select the right type of model for the purpose and scope.
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