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Become a Financial Analyst

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A financial analyst evaluates current and historical economic and business data to identify trends that influence business decisions. Gain the skills that make a successful financial analyst, including understanding financial statements, working with economic data, and analytical analysis skills.

  • Make business recommendations on investments.
  • Read and interpret financial statements.
  • Perform basic analysis of financial data.


  • Course 1: Strategic Planning Foundations
    • Learn how to conduct an effective strategic planning process that results in a clear, compelling strategic plan for your organization.
  • Course 2: Financial Accounting Foundations
    • Learn the basics of financial accounting. Discover how to prepare, read, and analyze financial statements.
  • Course 3: Financial Modeling Foundations
    • Learn how to build financial models that can be used in corporate finance, investment banking, and for firm valuation.
  • Course 4: Excel: Analyzing and Visualizing Cash Flows
    • Learn how to evaluate and visualize cash flows using Microsoft Excel.
  • Course 5: Excel: Tracking Data Easily and Efficiently
    • Learn how to build a super-charged Excel spreadsheet to easily track any kind of data -from sales activity and inventory levels to household spending.
  • Course 6: Financial Modeling and Forecasting Financial Statements
    • Learn how to create forecasted financial statements for your company, including forecasted income statements, forecasted balance sheets, and forecasted statements of cash flow.
  • Course 7: Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Financial Ratios
    • Explains what financial ratios such as ROA and ROI mean and how they can be used to identify financial trends or assess a company's financial status.
  • Course 8: Corporate Financial Statement Analysis
    • Learn the ins and outs of financial statement analysis—the examination of relationships among financial statement numbers—to gain insights into your company's past and future.
  • Course 9: Managerial Economics
    • Learn how to use economics to make better business decisions. Explore economic theories to strategize and solve business problems from demand and competition to pricing products.
  • Course 10: Excel: Economic Analysis and Data Analytics
    • Use big data to forecast economic trends. Find out how to perform regression analysis for economic forecasting using Microsoft Excel.

Taught by

Mike Figliuolo, Jim Stice, Michael M., Curtis Frye, Oz du Soleil, Jim Stice, Jim Stice, Jim Stice, Stefan Michel✅ and Michael M.


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  • I highly recommend this financial analyst program! The course material was thorough and covered all key aspects of financial analysis. The instructors were knowledgeable and engaging, and the real-world case studies were invaluable in developing practical skills. A great investment in my career!"
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    Student Student
    I have a solid background in math and algorithms and problem-solving skills, so i eager to learn Finance and that's the course the first step to me to making good projects that help the humanity for an easy life and solve the big problem.
  • Keshav Pareek
    To those that want to have a vast understanding of finacial analysis and finacial accounting i recommend taking this course.
    very informative course. To complete this course you need strong math background. Very help for people in field of finance
  • Moses Mtonga
    To those that want to have a vast understanding of finacial analysis and finacial accounting i recommend taking this course.

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