Participants acquire core financial modelling knowledge and master key spreadsheet functions and tools then they will advance to more sophisticated modelling topics and learn to build models based on the FAST Modeling Standard and finally prepare for the FAST Level I certificate.
The ability to simply manipulate spreadsheets is important, but yet insufficient. Being able to incorporate all “what if” scenarios and stress test any proposal to its limits is a valuable and required skill to for today’s financial analyst or corporate financier.
Financial models developed with “what if” impeded scenarios improve the reliability and quality of financial decision-making.
Modeling techniques are used in a wide range of industries, such as investment appraisal, capital planning, budgeting, valuation, financial analysis and forecasting, risk analysis, portfolio optimization, energy pricing, pharmaceutical product development, consumer demand analysis etc.