Our FMC® Program is transforming the way tomorrow’s leaders learn vital financial modeling skills and giving companies a superior way to find elite performers who are ready to make an immediate impact.

The Financial Modeling Certification (FMC®) Program

Equipping aspiring finance professionals with the financial modeling and analytical skills they need to make an immediate impact, the FMC® Program is becoming the gold standard for identifying the financial industry’s most talented, driven performers. The FMC Program can also be used by companies to provide best-of-class financial modeling capabilities to their team.

The Premier Financial Modeling Certification

Earning our certifications requires rigorous and meticulous training that differentiates aspiring finance professionals. We award our certifications to those that exhibit the knowledge of skills taught in the FMC Program by passing our exams – not for simply watching the videos in the program. Those who earn the certifications can build best-of-class, three-statement, fully circular financial models completely from scratch.

Why Financial Modeling Training?

In the hyper-competitive market for finance jobs, strong candidates don’t get job offers; exceptional ones do. For aspiring finance professionals who are passionate about a career in finance, the FMC® Program is the ideal way to prepare for and secure a position that will launch your career.

Employers are looking for interns and entry-level analysts who can step in and make an immediate impact. The FMC® Program differentiates aspiring finance professionals, showing employers that they have the practical financial modeling and analytical skills, as well as the drive and work ethic, needed to thrive in a demanding role.

How is the FMC® Program Different?

The FMC® Program is transforming the way financial modeling, valuation and other vital analytical skills are learned through its practical, hands-on boot camps. Relative to other training programs, the FMC® Program does of superior job of preparing aspiring finance professionals for success.

  • Accelerated learning curves: Rather than struggling through the first several months on the job, aspiring finance professionals emerge from the FMC® Program able to make immediate contributions on the job.
  • Constructing financial models from scratch: FMC® Program enrollees who earn our certifications are able to build fully circular, three-statement financial models from scratch. Unlike other programs that simply teach analysts how to manipulate pre-existing templates, we teach enrollees how to turn raw data into models that meet industry-leading standards for formatting, precision, and functionality.
  • Learning by doing, not watching: The FMC Program is not a lectures where enrollees are expected to passively absorb information. Our videos include engaging, high-energy financial modeling exercises where enrollees work through examples and are able to learn how to build financial models.
  • Enhancing productivity with proven techniques: FMC® Program enrollees learn to use keystrokes, macros and other techniques that are proven to enhance the speed and accuracy of their work.
  • Focusing on what matters: Our rigorous FMC® Program does not waste time on esoteric concepts that have little value in the workplace. Our training focuses on the practical skills that aspiring finance professionals need to excel in their careers.
What Does the FMC® Program Cover?

Concepts covered in our boot camps include financial modeling, accounting, corporate finance, intrinsic and relative valuation, and leveraged buyout transactions. The FMC Program teaches enrollees to build best-of-class, three-statement financial models and other analyses entirely from scratch, while selectively using lecture-based instruction to explain concepts along the way.

What are the Benefits of Getting Certified?

For students: The FMC® Program allows aspiring finance professionals to bolster their resumes and demonstrate that they have the practical, real-world skills that are highly attractive to investment banks, private equity firms, asset management firms, corporate finance groups, corporate development groups, accounting firms and other employers looking for financial talent.

For employers: The FMC® Program allows employers to identify individuals who have learned best-of-class financial modeling skills and internalized key concepts required for a wide range of financial jobs. Just as importantly, our certifications also enable employers to identify individuals who have the drive and work ethic needed to thrive on the job. We have a rigorous and meticulous approach to certifying individuals, and it typically takes 15-20 hours of total work (including videos and self-paced learning) to become certified.

Who Should Get Certified?

Any aspiring finance professional looking to earn entry-level positions in investment banking, private equity, equity research, and other highly competitive fields are particularly encouraged to get certified. Additionally, any aspiring or current finance professional who is looking to develop best-of-class financial modeling skills should get certified.

What to Put on Your Resume

Below are the three ways you can depict your involvement in the FMC® Program on your resume. If you are going to depict your involvement with Adventis on your resume in any way, the descriptions on the left hand side of the below chart are mandatory. If you decide you would like to add sub bullets to these descriptions, then there are optional sub bullets on the right side of the chart. To see more on this, please go here (takes you to the Resumes Page).

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Enrolled in Adventis’ Financial Modeling Certification (FMC®) Program

  • Includes the Financial Modeling Course, Valuation Module, and Leveraged Buyout Module

FMC® Level I Certification from Adventis

  • Built a three-statement, fully circular and properly formatted financial model from scratch in under 90 minutes
  • Scored at least 90% on a multiple choice exam covering key concepts in financial modeling, accounting, and corporate finance

FMC® Level II Certification from Adventis

  • Built a three-statement, fully circular and properly formatted financial model from scratch in under 90 minutes
  • Scored at least 90% on two multiple choice exams covering key concepts in financial modeling, accounting, corporate finance, intrinsic and relative valuation, and leveraged buyout transactionsLevels of Certification
Levels of Certification

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.

  • FMC® Level I Certification: Identifies individuals who have learned best-of-class financial modeling skills and internalized key financial modeling, accounting and corporate finance concepts; enrollees must build an industry-leading, three-statement financial model from scratch in less than 90 minutes and score at least 90% on a 30-question multiple-choice exam.
  • FMC® Level II Certification: Identifies individuals who have internalized key valuation and leveraged buyout concepts, in addition to having earned our FMC™ Level I Certification. This certification requires enrollees to score at least 90% on a 25-question multiple-choice exam.
 

FMC® Level I Certification

FMC® Level II Certification

Requirements

  • Participation in boot camp
  • FMC® Level I Certification

Skills & Concepts

  • Basic financial modeling skills
  • Excel keystrokes
  • Accounting and corporate finance concepts
  • Valuation
  • Leveraged buyout transactions

Overview of Exams

  • Financial modeling exam (90 minutes)
  • Multiple-choice exam (90%)
  • Multiple-choice exam (90%)
FMC® Level I Certification

“The FMC® Level I Certification is very rigorous and required me to put in many days of practice before I could pass. Once completed, I felt I had a great base skill set I could take with me to my internship.”

Candidacy for the FMC® Level I Certification: In order to be a candidate for FMC® Level I Certification, enrollees must have enrolled in the FMC Program. When it comes to learning the skill of 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.

FMC® Level I Certification Exam Description: In order to be awarded the FMC® Level I Certification, enrollees must pass a financial modeling exam and a multiple-choice exam. The financial modeling exam is similar to three-statement financial modeling exercise in the FMC Program videos that requires enrollees to build an industry-leading, three-statement financial model from scratch. Enrollees must meet a rigorous set of criteria to pass this exam; this includes completion within 90 minutes, accurate formulas and proper formatting. The multiple-choice exam includes 30 questions and is focused on financial modeling, accounting and corporate finance concepts. Successfully answering 90% of the questions on this exam is required in order to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the topics at hand and become certified.

FMC® Level II Certification

“The FMC® Level II Certification exam was even more difficult than the FM Level I exam. It really forced me to internalize valuation and leveraged buyout concepts and prepared me for my internship in investment banking.”

Candidacy for the FMC® Level II Certification: In order to be a candidate for FMC® Level II Certification, enrollees must have been awarded the FMC® Level I Certification. We make our FMC® Level I Certification a pre-requisite for this certificate because we believe enrollees should have a basic understanding of key financial modeling, accounting and corporate finance concepts before learning more advanced concepts.

FMC® Level II Certification Exam Description: In order to be awarded the FMC® Level II Certification, enrollees must pass a multiple-choice exam. The exam includes 25 questions and is focused on valuation and leveraged buyout concepts. Successfully answering 90% of the questions on this test demonstrates a an enrollee has a fundamental understanding of the topics at hand and is required to become certified.

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