A Financial Modeling Course That Breaks The Mold.

Differentiate yourself for investment banking, private equity, and other competitive fields in finance.

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Course Highlights

What Sets Adventis Apart?

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TRULY STAND OUT

Becoming certified will provide you with strong talking points in interviews for competitive finance positions

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FEEDBACK ON MODELING SKILLS

Our exams are rigorous, but we provide extensive feedback so you can improve your skills

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TECHNICAL INTERVIEW PREP

The certification process requires you to internalize concepts, rather than just memorizing them

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QUICKEST PATH TO SKILLSET MASTERY

We provide you with a step-by-step guide to build financial models entirely from scratch

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INTERNALIZE CORE CONCEPTS

The deep knowledge of core concepts forged by the certification process will make your next accounting or finance course a breeze

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LOW TIME COMMITMENT

Most candidates are able to earn their certification with less than 20 hours of work

Who is Adventis for?

Undergraduate Students

Set yourself apart, prep for interviews, and win entry-level positions in competitive finance fields with our world-class financial modeling course.

Professionals

Sharpen your skills for your current position or improve your candidacy for a lateral career move with our FMC® Program.

Institutions

Arm your incoming analysts with the financial modeling skills they need for the job or find pre-qualified, Adventis approved, applicants.

We've Helped Hundreds of Young Professionals Win Their Interviews at Top Financial Institutions

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Financial Modeling Course Graduates

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Will

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Incoming Investment Banking Analyst, DBO Partners 

University of Notre Dame, Class of 2021

 

“I thought Adventis did an excellent job at thoroughly explaining and linking core concepts.”

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Lauren

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Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Citigroup
University of Georgia, Class of 2022

 

“Adventis was a major talking point in almost every one of my interviews.”

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Jay

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Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Stifel

Iowa State University, Class of 2022

 

“My certification allowed me to show a high level of interest in investment banking and my financial acumen at the same time.”

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Eric

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Incoming Investment Banking Analyst, Deutsche Bank
University of Illinois, Class of 2021

 

“Adventis gives you everything that you would need to succeed in an interview from a technical perspective.”

Course Syllabus

Excel Formatting Techniques and Keystroke Efficiency

  • Build the skills that enable you to efficiently move through the rest of the program
  • Learn to use the mouse less and the keyboard more
  • Learn key formatting techniques that will make your financial models easy to follow

Three Statement Model

  • Build a 3-statement, fully circular, and properly formatted financial model of an airline company from scratch
  • Build supporting schedules for working capital, PP&E, dividends, share repurchases, debt, and interest expense
  • Learn how investment banking, corporate FP&A, equity research, and other analyst positions use assumptions-driven financial models to support management in making informed decisions and communicating to stakeholders

Public Comparables Analysis

  • Perform a public comparables analysis in the airline space to see where the airline company trades relative to its peers and determine where it should be trading
  • Develop an understanding of how to choose the right comp set for the airline by looking at factors like size, expected growth, and margins
  •  Calculate and discuss commonly used multiples such as EV/EBITDA, EV/Sales, and P/E

Precedent Comparables Analysis

  • Perform a precedent comparables analysis for the airline space to see where previous airlines have been bought
  • Discuss how an investment bank would use precedent transactions to determine the appropriate sell price for this airline
  • Develop the knowledge necessary to compare recently sold companies using multiples like EV/EBITDA and EV/Sales in order to extrapolate how the market would value a similar company today

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

  • Perform a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis to determine the intrinsic value of the airline
  • Determine the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for the airline company
  • Learn the practicality behind EBIT, unlevered free cash flows, projection periods and terminal values in finding a valuation range for a business

Valuation “Football Field”

  • Build a comparison of public comparables, precedent comparables, and the discounted cash flow analysis to triangulate a value for the airline company
  • Learn how an equity research analyst determines whether to issue a buy, hold, or sell opinion
  • Learn how an investment bank determines the value range of a company

Leveraged Buyout Analysis

  • Learn the fundamental analysis used by private equity firms
  • Build a leveraged buyout (LBO) analysis from scratch and learn about capital structures, modeling pro-forma financials and calculating return and credit metrics

Self-Paced Practice & Certification Exams

  • FMC Program Enrollees are able to take unlimited exams for no additional cost
  • Exams are typically offered weekly and only one round of exams are allowed per week
  • Exam results and full feedback are often delivered within a few days
  • After videos are completed, it’s recommended you put in 5-10 hours of practice before attempting the exams

Certification Requirements

TO EARN

FMC Level I Certification

STUDENTS MUST

  • Build an industry-leading, three-statement financial model from scratch in less than 90 minutes with minimal formatting and formula errors
  • Score at least 90% on a 30-question multiple-choice exam focused on key financial modeling, accounting and corporate finance concepts

TO EARN

FMC Level II Certification

STUDENTS MUST

  • Earn FMC Level I Certification
  • Score at least 90% on a 25-question multiple-choice exam focused on key valuation and leveraged buyout concepts

Financial Modeling Certification

(FMC®) Program

*Discounted price for undergraduate students

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