Financial Modeling

Perhaps the single most important framework to understand is that of the three-statement model, which is why this curriculum focuses heavily on this video series. Once you have completed this series, the curriculum also covers the discounted cash flow model and the leveraged buyout model.

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What You Will Learn

Excel For Models

Overview
  • Lessons:12
  • Videos:12
  • Quizzes:2

If you are new to Microsoft Excel, this course offers a video series titled Excel for Models that will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.

Introduction to Financial Statements

Overview
  • Lessons:5
  • Videos:5
  • Quizzes:4

The financial statements are introduced in the context of building a financial model. The objective is not simply to explain what they are, but to demonstrate how they link to each other.

Integrating Financial Statements

Overview
  • Lessons:12
  • Videos:12
  • Quizzes:7

This is possibly the most valuable process you can learn as an aspiring financial analyst. It is the foundation upon which all thorough analysis is built. 

Discounted Cash Flow Model

Overview
  • Lessons:5
  • Videos:5
  • Quizzes:4

Building a DCF model introduces some of the most critical aspects of finance including the time value of money, risk and cost of capital.

Leveraged Buyout Model

Overview
  • Lessons:13
  • Videos:12
  • Quizzes:3

The LBO model is often viewed as extraordinarily complex, but it shouldn’t be. This series will demonstrate that an LBO model is simply a three statement model adjusted to reflect a transaction.

Business Development

Overview
  • Lessons:11
  • Videos:11
  • Quizzes:0

A live entrepreneurial experiment showcasing the business model behind ASimpleModel.com. We published results until the website turned cash flow positive in July of 2017.