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Learn to forecast an integrated financial model of a company

A short course to help you understand how to make a model to project the financial position of a company for the future.
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What this course is about?

This course is a practical one where we teach you how to make a financial model for projecting the financial position of a company in the future. In particular we look at estimating the income statement, balance sheet and cash flows statement and establish the linkage between them

What kind of materials that you will find?

There is a video that consists of a recorded exercise that we go through to understand the course. In the video, we are working through an excel spreadsheet which will be also be available to you for your practice.

How long will the course take to complete?

The course will take around 1 hour to finish. But we strongly recommend that you practice the exercises on your own to understand the model and be able to do it on your own.

How is the course structured?

The course is structured in a series of lectures. In each lecture, we look at one critical aspect of financial modeling before we move to the next one. Hence, it is recommended that you watch the videos in a sequence and not jump from one to another.

Why take this course?

This course is meant for both entrepreneurs who are looking to make their financial statements to secure funding from bank or investors. The course is also useful for current and prospective analysts with consulting, private equity, investment banking, equity research, corporate planning profiles.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is useful to small scale entrepreneurs who are looking to make financial statements either for the purpose of a loan from bank or raising equity from investors. The course is also useful for prospective analysts in consulting, private equity, investment banking and research jobs who want to specialize in financial modeling.
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What Will I Learn?
Prepare an integrated financial model projecting the future financial position of any company. There will be a lot to learn on the linkages that exist between the income statement, balance sheet and cash flows.
Adapt the model to any business situation (80% cases) and use this to forecast.
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  • The students are expected to learn basic excel usage and functionality e.g. dragging, sum function etc.
  • The students also require some basic accounting understanding of income statement, balance sheet and cash flows to understand the flow of the course.
Curriculum For This Course
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How to make an integrated financial model?
22 Lectures 02:11:14

Download the illustration exercise for the course

Step 1: Capturing the historical IS & BS

Step 2a: Calculating historical IS ratios

Step 2b: Calculating historical BS ratios

Step 3a: Extrapolating future IS ratios

Step 3b: Extrapolating future BS ratios

Quick recap so far

Step 4a: Forecasting the future IS statement

Step 4b: Forecasting the future BS - assets side

Step 4c: Forecasting the future BS - liabilities side

What are the components of a CF statement

Step 5a: Forecast CF from operations

Step 5b: Forecasting the CF from investments

Step 5c: Forecasting CF from financing

Step 5d: Calculating the cash balance at end of year

Step 6: Integrating CF statement with BS

Recap: What did we learn in the course?

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