Develop the characteristics needed to secure and prepare for entry-level positions in investment banking, private equity, and other competitive fields in finance.
With over 8,000 enrollments, our Financial Modeling Certification (FMC®) Program has helped undergraduate students, recent college grads, and seasoned professionals alike to master the technical skills needed for success in the financial sector today..
Our rigorous, but practical program allows enrollees to internalize key concepts to not only to pass, but to cement this expertise into their skill sets and carry them on the job.
What sets us apart is that we offer a self-taught solution paired with personalized feedback, allowing enrollees to go at their own pace while still receiving help along the way.
This program is designed to get enrolled applicants up to speed with the demands of today’s most coveted positions in the industry.
A three statement financial model is a critical decision-making tool for companies, from clients at a bank to their own entrepreneurial adventures. Early career professionals with this life-long skill are at a significant advantage when looking for entry-level positions and performing work on the job.
Understanding how to build a quality financial model empowers you to:
Learning financial modeling also provides a foundational understanding of the following topics:
The FMC® Program teaches users how to build best-of-class, three-statement, fully circular financial models entirely from scratch.
Enrollees are introduced to the FMC® Program, get their macros set up, and learn the basics around keystroke efficiency
Enrollees learn how to build up the three financial statements from scratch and link them together
Practice building the three-statement financial model until you can take the exam. Take the FMC® Level I exam when you’re ready. If you don’t pass the first time, don’t worry. Enrollment provides you with unlimited exams.
Enrollees learn how to build analysis and supporting schedules around valuation and LBO analyses
Review the principles you’ve learned from the valuation and LBO modules and take the FMC® Level II exam when you’re ready.
The FMC® Program consists of two levels of certification. Each level requires enrollees to pass a rigorous and thorough set of requirements that demonstrate strong analytical capabilities and an understanding of key concepts.
When it comes to learning financial modeling, we believe that there is no substitute for repetition. That is why this certification requires enrollees to practice their financial modeling skills extensively and internalize key concepts.
There are three ways enrollees can depict their involvement in the FMC® Program on their resume, depending on their certification levels.
FMC® Level I Certification from Adventis
FMC® Level II Certification from Adventis
The FMC® Program is advantageous for undergrads or professionals looking to win entry-level positions and current early career financial analysts looking to develop their financial acumen, attention to detail, and practical financial modeling skills. Due to the wide use of financial modeling, the FMC® Program is relevant for a number of fields, including:
The FMC® Program is ideal for first- and second-year undergraduate students who want to differentiate themselves while networking with finance professionals and interviewing for internships. Third- and fourth-year students can also benefit from mastering the skill sets and core concepts from the FMC® Program.
The FMC® Program can help professionals looking to advance their careers and gain critical knowledge of financial modeling. Our program helps finance professionals stand out in their industry and make a meaningful contribution in their role and gives professionals a competitive advantage for lateral moves.
Undergraduate universities can leverage Adventis to help their students regardless of grade or background. First- and second-year students can use the program to differentiate themselves while recruiting for internships. Juniors and seniors use Adventis as part of their toolkit for future financial careers. Help set your students apart by helping them prep for interviews and win entry-level finance positions.
Companies can leverage the FMC® Program for their interns and full-time employees to build essential financial modeling skills that will help them contribute to their roles. Companies and mentorship organizations can use the FMC® Program to help aspiring finance professionals reach their full potential.
The FMC® Program consists of approximately 8 hours of asynchronous videos and course materials in the Adventis portal. These are available for two years after enrollment. The videos are designed for candidates to learn financial modeling from scratch and enable enrollees to complete the FMC® Program at their own pace. Enrollees also get free access to our online exams and can take as many exams as they’d like in order to earn our certifications.
By earning our certifications, enrollees develop the skills required to efficiently build properly formatted three-statement financial models from scratch and be proficient in valuation and leveraged buyout concepts. Because getting certified requires candidates to practice building out our financial models from scratch many times, those seeking certification are forced to learn by doing, which greatly enhances retention as well as a technical understanding of financial and accounting principals.
Many enrollees take our program to prepare for internship and full-time interviews for investment banking, private equity, and other competitive fields in finance. Our certification process is highly aligned with their technical interview prep, as it helps them to internalize, rather than memorize, key concepts that are asked in interviews. The certification also provides them with strong talking points, as the certification process enables them to tell stories that demonstrate their financial acumen, work ethic, attention to detail, and resilience.
Additionally, our certifications give enrollees a strong skill set that greatly enhances their on-the-job performance in class projects, case study competitions, internships, and full-time positions.
I’m struggling with this sentence. I tried to rewrite it, but it still wasn’t working for me. I don’t think that the certification itself is arming them with stories. Stories are things like “tell me about a time when….” Going through the process proves these five things, but it doesn’t give them stories to tell. Perhaps it allows them to better articulate their value through a technical understanding of the concepts presented within the program, but it’s not giving them the experience of an event that would translate into story.
The FMC® Program is meant for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Participants with a liberal arts background that have little to no accounting or finance experience can get a lot out of the FMC® Program. We take participants through each step of building out financial models so they will learn finance and accounting concepts as they progress through the program and without having to do any extra research on their own. Alternatively, if participants have a strong finance and accounting background, they can also get a lot out of the FMC® Program, as we teach them how to build best-of-class financial models quickly and efficiently.
The FMC® Program is most valuable for roles in investment banking, private equity, equity research, and related industries. However, it is also valuable for corporate finance, corporate development, transaction services, valuation services, and a slew of other industries. And it’s also valuable for general roles in business that typically requires work to be done in Microsoft Excel, but doesn’t require financial modeling work, such as accounting, consulting, and treasury.