Develop your understanding of financial forecasting, corporate valuation, and market analysis in preparation for a career in asset management.
Financial modelling skills are used to forecast the financial performance of a business, or to compare it to its industry competitors. The Financial Modelling and Analysis online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) introduces you to the fundamental concepts required for Excel-based modelling and forecasting. On it, you’ll develop the skills to create a mathematical model in Microsoft Excel that reflects the historical, current, or projected value or financial performance of an asset, stock, or investment. Guided by expert faculty, you’ll learn to recommend strategic business decisions with the use of financial modelling, and create a discounted cash flow analysis using financial forecasts.
By the end of this course, you’ll have explored how to build revenue models, determine realistic forecast assumptions, and learned how historic data is forecast into the future.
Is this course for you?
Aimed at existing and aspiring financial analysts, this course offers critical thinking opportunities and an objective lens through which to understand the financial characteristics and interpretations of businesses. With the ability to calculate, forecast, or estimate financial numbers, you’ll hone the quantitative skills needed to excel in this field.
Irrespective of your level, financial modelling skills have become one of the most highly sought-after skills for finance professionals today.
Supercharged Finance (Sept, 2018).
Every sector, company, business owner and investor is different, but a good financial model usually contains at least the three outputs: the financial statements, an operational cash flow forecast and a KPI overview.
EY (Oct, 2019).
What will set you apart