The Analyst Open Course

Rapidly develop modeling skills for valuation and transaction structuring with a focus on practical application. Learn from our expert instructors that teach thousands of new hires each year at the top firms on Wall Street and around the world. Find out more about the content on each day, bonus resources, locations and course details.

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Corporate Finance Skills Training

The intensive 4-day Analyst program rapidly develops modeling skills for valuation and transaction structuring with a focus on practical application. Participants build a comprehensive understanding of the principles and gain practical experience, establishing an outstanding foundation in each topic and flexibility for future career development. As part of the program, participants will receive access to The Investment Banker and a copy of our core publication pack.

Key Learning Objectives

Learn how to assess a company’s value for both IPOs and M&A transactions
Build a range of models from three statement with iterative circular references and cash sweep mechanisms, to LBO and M&A models
Utilize effective keyboard shortcuts that save time and reduce errors when building models
Understand the links between valuation methodologies and assess potential transactions in an efficient way

Course Structure

Day 1
Equity to Enterprise Value Bridge, Trading and Transaction Comparable Valuation & Modeling – Value a company based on multiple analysis
Day 2
Three Statement Models with Iterations, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis incl WACC – Build a fully integrated operating model with DCF and WACC analysis
Day 3
M&A Accounting and M&A Modeling – Assess the impact of an M&A deal on the acquirer’s financials including closing mechanisms
Day 4
Debt capacity and LBO Modeling – Assess different financing structures in an LBO transaction and assess overall corporate debt capacity
Courses take place from 9-5 with an hour break for lunch.

More Than a Classroom

The Accountant Online

Before your course even begins you will receive access to The Accountant Online*. Maximize your time with our instructors by learning the fundamentals first. Access 114 bite-sized videos, 82 practical exercises and test yourself against 7 tryouts.

The Investment Banker

After your classroom training you can access all of the online courses from The Investment Banker for a whole year! In addition to The Accountant you will unlock The Modeler, Valuer and Deal Maker. With over 15 hours of instructor-led content, you can continue to develop your skills or refresh them months later.

Core Publication Pack

The perfect pack of complementary corporate finance learning resources:

  • Analyst & Associate Guide
  • Practice & Prepare Pack
  • 6 Laminated Fact Sheets

*Access is granted 3 weeks prior to course start date. If you have accessed The Accountant Online and can no longer attend your course its retail price will be deducted from any refund due, in accordance with our open course cancellation policy.


Is it right for me?

Our classroom courses offer distinct learning opportunities. Have your questions answered immediately by our expert instructors. Utilizing years of industry and teaching experience, they will make the learning applicable and vibrant. Propose specific challenges and reference the unique solutions* online for 365 days after the course, along with the standard learning materials.

*Depending on class size

What do I need to bring?

A laptop is essential, preferably running Microsoft Windows. A PDF reader and Excel 2003+ are required to open the supporting resources. We are happy for you to use alternatives but please be aware we cannot support these configurations. The venue will have WiFi and refreshments will be provided.

How can I prepare?

We always want participants to get the most from their courses. Participants do not require any prior accounting or financial modeling knowledge, but should be familiar with Microsoft Excel.


Prospero House | London Bridge

Located in central London, Prospero House offers ultra-modern spaces and superb amenities. We take great care to ensure the training venue provides excellent comfort and convenience for our participants. We’ve even included a continental breakfast to help fuel your learning!

  • 241 Borough High St, London SE1 1GA
  • 3 minute walk from Borough tube station Northern
  • 9 minute walk from London Bridge tube station Jubilee Northern


“An extremely qualified and professional instructor. He went over and above what was expected and truly gave his best to transfer his knowledge.”

Graduate now employed by global bank

“I’ve found this course hugely insightful, promoting best practice and gaining skills that I will be carrying forward into my line of work and through to the team.”

London Accountancy Firm Analyst

Reserve your place today

We try to accommodate all requests, but please be aware places are secured on a first come first serve basis. Read our full terms and conditions for more.

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Our team is more than happy to help if you have any further questions.

+44 203 355 5042


All 4 Days – 21st – 24th September 2020 : London, Day 1 – 21st September 2020 : London, Day 2 – 22nd September 2020 : London, Day 3 – 23rd September 2020 : London, Day 4 – 24th September 2020 : London