Learn Financial Modeling with CFI

Topic Overview

Financial modeling is ubiquitous within organizations. Financial models help businesses make decisions about raising capital, making acquisitions, selling assets, budgeting and forecasting, and much more. Read more
At CFI, our financial modeling courses are 100-percent online and completely self-paced, so you can develop your finance skills at the time that works best for you. All courses leverage proprietary technology to enhance learning and retention and to prepare you for a future in finance.

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130+ interactive exercises

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Our extensive library of financial modeling courses covers a wide range of topics from beginner to very advanced models. You can learn to build standard three statement financial forecast models, M&A models and LBO models. You can also learn how to build models for specific industries such as mining, real estate, startups, renewable energy projects, and ESG to name but a few. Aspiring analysts or seasoned finance professionals alike can bolster their financial modeling skills while earning continuing professional education credits. Courses can also be applied to CFI’s various certifications to advance your career.

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The potential loss an institution may incur as a consequence of decisions that are principally based on the output of internal models
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Provides guidance on the layout, appearance, and functionality of financial models
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Merger Consequences
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Modular Models

Plug and play according to the needs of the output
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How to win at the world championships of financial modeling
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Finding the flaws in a financial model
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Calculate Days Sales in Inventory
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Why Learn Financial Modeling with CFI?

As one of the leading providers in online finance certification programs, CFI helps current and aspiring finance professionals reach their career goals. All of our financial modeling courses are designed by professional trainers with decades of experience training financial modeling at global financial institutions.

We offer comprehensive financial modeling education that combines theory with application to build real-world skills. All programs are online and self-paced, so you can learn in your free time and develop your skill set anytime, from anywhere.

With our financial modeling courses, you can learn how to:

Apply a structured approach to financial modeling
Outline the hallmarks of good financial models
Build a two-stage DCF business valuation model
Build a monthly FP&A cash flow forecast model
Build a financial model to analyze a business’ operations
Build a mergers & acquisitions model
Build a leveraged buyout (LBO) model
Build a real estate financial model
Build a start-up company model
Build a mining financial model
Build a renewable energy financial 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

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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, leveraged buyout (LBO) 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 their purpose and scope.

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