Financial modelling is the core skills required for Investment Banking, Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Project Finance, Credit Research, Financial Planning & Analysis etc. Proschool’s unique FM Plus Course covers essential financial concepts and teaches financial modeling skills using an Active Learning methodology. This course is recommended for students pursuing graduation, B.Com, BBA and other graduates, Post Graduate or MBA aspirants as well as professionals working in non finance fields.
NSDC Certificate + NSE Academy Certificate
Learn Excel, Ratio analysis, Project finance and Equity valuation by doing
Learn from industry experts:
Faculties from top institutes with rich industry experience
Skills for core finance:
Learn financial statement handling and analysis, financial math, corporate finance and more.
About the Course
Proschool’s Financial Modeling Plus course
› Focuses on core finance concepts and skills including excel, financial statement analysis (FSA), financial math, corporate finance, project finance and equity modelling
› Uses Active learning methodology to ensure students are able to solve real business problems using excel
› Prepares you for entry level jobs in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Credit Research, Project Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis and more.
› Problem identification & solving approach
› Descriptive statistics
› Excel basics
› Excel functions & Financial Math
› Excel visualization
› Storytelling with data
Module 2 Financial statement analysis
› Introduction to FSA
› Income statements
› Balance sheet
› Cash flow
› Ratio analysis
Module 3 Corporate Finance
› Time value of money and IRR
› Cost of Capital
› Sources and used of Capital
› Introduction to Project Finance
Module 4 Project Finance
› Build a manufacturing project
› Build a service project
› Overlay a project with tax implications
› Evaluate a project in totality
Module 5 Equity Modeling
› Introduction to valuation
› Souring historical data
› Forecasting costs and revenues
› Forecasting BS and CFS
› DCF & Relative valuation
After completing the 3 month course you will be eligible for the NSDC + Proschool certificate. Thereafter you can register for and clear the NSE academy online exam to receive an NSE academy certificate.
About NSE Academy
NSE Academy, is a wholly-owned Subsidiary of NSE. It offers programs in various aspects of banking, financial services, financial markets and financial literacy. NSE Academy Certification in Financial Markets, or NCFM, program is an online testing and certification that is available on payment of Rs. 1700+GST
About IMS Proschool
IMS Proschool is one of the leading NSDC-approved institutes of skill development in India, with a strong presence in technology, finance and accounting domains. Proschool brings a strong understanding of the industry needs and a unique “active learning” approach to skill development.
I am from Engineering Background. How will Financial Modeling help me in my career?
The financial modeling program doesn’t require the candidate to have a commerce background. As long as the the candidate wants to understand decision making which may be in the form of project finance, or equity research or any other field where decision making comes in handy.
I have completed The CFA® Program. How will Financial Modeling help me?
The CFA® Program would have taught you the theoretical base on valuation, investment banking etc. In Financial Modeling, you will learn how to use this conceptual understanding in the practical world of finance where you will prepare financial models of a company to estimate its valuation.
I have done CA. How will Financial Modeling help me?
If you are a CA who doesn’t want to get into the traditional fields of audit, account and tax and instead covets Investment Banking, Private Equity, Equity Research then you should learn Financial Modeling. Moreover, many CAs are involved in Project Finance as well. Financial Modeling will help you to make Project Finance reports using all the contemporary techniques.
I have done B com. How will Financial Modeling help me?
Earlier, most of the job opportunities in the field of finance such as Financial Research, Equity Analysis, Credit Analysis where available only to the CAs & MBAs. But with changing job profiles and cost pressures, many companies are hiring fresh graduates. If you do Financial Modeling, then your chances of being selected for a research job increases substantially. Moreover, many opportunities are opening up in the field of Financial Research and KPOs where they hire Graduates. Financial Modeling will also provide you to form a solid foundation and understanding for The CFA® Program as well.
I am pursuing MBA in Finance. How will Financial Modeling help me?
If you are pursuing an MBA in Finance and want to make a career in any of the financial sectors such as Equity Research, Investment Banking, Project Finance, Corporate Finance or Credit Research then Financial Modeling will definitely be a big part of your job profile. You will learn practical applications of the theory subjects that you have learnt in your MBA such as Financial Management, Accounts and Economics. In Financial Modeling, you will learn Excel in both its basic and advanced avatars. Lastly, it will also help you to improve your profile vis-à-vis other candidates of your institute.
Does Financial Modeling help me in banking as well?
In corporate banking, most of the work deals with lending money to institutions and/or projects. Financial Modeling helps you to evaluate them and fund the projects/intuitions which are Financially Viable.
What is Credit Analysis? How does Financial Modeling help in Credit Analysis?
Credit Analysis is primarily used to check the creditworthiness of a company which wants to raise money. In such cases, the analysts observe the past performance of the company to evaluate whether the company can meet its financial obligations. In India, companies that want to raise debt from the market will get a credit rating from the rating house. Based on this rating, they can raise money from the market. With a better rating, more funds will be generated with a lower interest rate.
Financial Modeling equips Credit Analysts in collecting historical information as well as outstanding debts and forecasting the future growth on excel to determine the nature and degree of risk factors, which helps him/her in giving the rating.
What is Investment Banking? How does Financial Modeling help in Investment Banking?
As we have seen, Financial Modeling also helps investors to find companies where they can invest for better returns. Usually, the Investment Banks also end up helping/advising their clients on how to manage their financial assets.
Financial Modeling assists the investment bankers to do the valuation of the companies. If you want to get into Investment Banking, then Financial Modeling has proven to be a pre-requisite.
What is Equity Research? How does Financial Modeling help in Equity Research?
The primary role of an equity research analyst is to analyze companies in order to find possible investments. Sell-side equity research provides its research to the clients. Buy-side equity research is when the analysts perform research to invest in their firm’s money (e.g. mutual funds, hedge funds etc).
In Financial Modeling, you will learn how to discover the financial condition of a company and its future growth prospects. Based on this you will carry out valuations of a company and prepare a research report.
What is Project Finance? How does Financial Modeling help in Project Finance?
Project finance deals with long term financing of infrastructure and industrial projects, based upon the projected cash flows of the project instead of the balance sheets of the project sponsors. It is quite attractive to the private sector because of the ability to fund major projects off the balance sheet. For instance, if Reliance Infrastructure wants to build a metro in Mumbai, they will need huge investments for the project. An investor will invest in Reliance Infra after evaluating the potential cash flows from this project.
Financial Modeling will train you to prepare such project finance models, forecast revenues, evaluate projects and finally present a project finance report to the investors. We have prepared a special module in the Financial Modeling program for Project Finance.
How is the Proschool program on Financial Modeling different from that of the other training providers?
Proschool was the first to introduce Financial modelling course in India. Proschool’s FM program offers NSE Certification which is better accepted compared to other qualifications. Moreover Proschool uses active learning approach, which is basically a method in which the student is engaged in solving and building models from Day 1.