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Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) ®


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6 Months

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Program Overview

100% Online; Learn at Your Own Pace.
Complete Real-world Case Studies in Excel and PowerPoint.
Earn a Minimum Passing Grade of 80% in Each Course Assessment.
Average CFI student salary of $121,000.
Earn in-demand skills from instructors with 21+ years of experience training.
25+ courses, 100s of Excel & PPT templates, and 100+ hours of video training.


There are no specific eligibility requirements for candidates who want to pursue the CFI program. All candidates are eligible for registration and participation regardless of their background and level of experience. Despite this, it is understood that certification applicants are in the professional domain of finance or are pursuing an academic qualification in the same area of study. 

Prerequisites (optional)

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Reading Financial Statement
  • Fixed income Fundamentals
  • Excel Crash Course
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Math for Corporate Finance
  • Excel Modeling Fundamentals

What you will learn?

Develop industry-leading best practices for layout, design, and structure of financial models.
Perform scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, accretion/dilution analysis, and other advanced modeling practices.
Value a company using comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow DCF modeling.
Create a multi-year forecast to project the income statement, cash flow, and balance sheet into the future.
Build models that are well designed, intelligently structured, and easy for other users to work with.
Understand how and when to use Enterprise Value and Equity Value multiples for valuation.
Compare the pros and cons of different valuation methods, and become proficient in all of them.
Develop insightful charts and graphs for PowerPoint presentations.
Assess the overall attractiveness of investment opportunities using financial models, scenarios, and multiple types of analysis.
Apply advanced forms of financial analysis including ratios, rates of return, risk assessment, credit metrics, debt schedules, cash flow waterfalls and more.
Build professional PowerPoint presentations and pitch decks.
Impress executives and leadership teams with deep insights and impactful presentations.

About this Specialization

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification is the bridge between where you are now and where you want to be – from a beginner to an experienced world-class financial analyst with the confidence, and skills to match.

The FMVA program is focused on financial modeling and valuation skills that are required for corporate finance careers such as investment banking, equity research, private equity, and corporate development with real-time industry-related case studies (such as Start-up, E-commerce, Real Estate, Mining & solar energy). You can earn your FMVA™ Certificate in as little as six months, learning from the world’s best instructors, and hitting “peak condition” for career advancement in a fraction of the time.

Graduation Requirements

To be granted the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® credential, students must:

Complete all core and elective courses (13 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments

Earn a minimum passing grade of 80% in each course assessment and pass the FMVA final exam.


Prep Courses (Optional)

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Reading Financial Statements
  • Excel Crash Course
  • Intro to Corporate Finance
  • Math for Corporate Finance
  • Models & Templates Library

Core Courses (10 Required)

  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Business Valuation Modeling
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Scenario and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Dashboards and Data Visualization
  • PowerPoint and Pitchbooks
  • Advanced Financial Modeling & Valuation
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses (3 Required)

  • Advanced Excel Formulas
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Startup / e-Commerce Financial Model
  • Mining Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling
  • Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Modeling
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Renewable Energy - Solar Financial Modeling
  • Excel VBA for Finance

Institute Information

Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) is a financial analyst certification organization that provides online training and education for finance and investment professionals, including courses for financial modelling, valuation, and other corporate finance topics.

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® was designed based on over 20 years of financial analyst training experience delivered by our instructors at large global banks and institutions such as BlackRock, Credit Suisse, HSBC, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citi, and more.

CFI was founded in 2016 in partnership with MDA Training, a financial training and development company with over 20 years of experience delivering intensive multi-week training programs at global investment banks and financial institutions.

All CFI courses are delivered online. CFI is the official provider of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA) designation. This intensive program is delivered to aspiring finance professionals around the world who want to become world-class financial analysts.

Global presence- With over 700,000 registered students, CFI's recognition spans over 195 countries. Our courses are taken by people at many of the world’s largest and most prominent corporations, institutions, and universities. The curriculum is designed to be applicable at an international level and does not focus on a specific region.

CFI is also a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) sponsor approved by the CPA bodies in Canada and the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US, which allows students to receive CPE credits to advance their careers. 

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