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Reviews from our Students

Below is some of the daily feedback & reviews we receive from thousands of students around the world who take CFI courses to prepare for careers in investment banking, private equity, FP&A, equity research, treasury and accounting.


Students enrolled in 2018




Years of average instructor experience

Financial modeling certification review - Snezana Sokolovska, Financial Analyst

I am very satisfied with the program

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst Program is a very valuable source of skills and knowledge for professional development. The holistic program tackles all relevant corporate, project and behavioral finance topics systematically, with a strong emphasis on applicable Excel skills for financial and sensitivity analyses, modeling, valuation and budgeting. I would highly recommend it to everyone pursuing a career in finance.

Snezana Sokolovska, Financial Analyst
FMVA Review from a student

It was one of the best decisions that I made in my life

I found the courses of the Program at CFI extremely practical and market-oriented. It was a great high-quality learning experience in terms of Instructor’s knowledge deliverability, course content of the program, notes, quality of video lectures and especially the support staff for handling questions & queries right on time. I have completed the program – it more than met my expectations and I feel I have really benefited from it. It was one of the best decisions that I made in my life. CFI financial Analyst Program bridges the gap between theoretical & practical side of the Finance Profession Domain. I highly recommend with my full conviction & sincerity CFI to everyone who wants to start a career in “Corporate Finance”.

Thank you very much, CFI Team, for helping me start my Corporate Finance Career.

Taimur Zulfiqar, Investment Banking Analyst
CFI Financial Modeling Training Student Review

Big thank you to Tim Vipond for this incredible course!

Big thank you to Tim Vipond for this incredible course. After much hard work, I now possess valuable financial modeling capabilities such as building discounted cash flow models, building dynamically linked 3-statement models, and building multi-year forecasts to project income statements, cash flows, and balance sheets into the future. In addition, I can draw upon multiple methods of financial and valuation analysis (including ratio analysis, scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, accretion/dilution analysis, comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow analysis) in order to assess the risks and rewards of investment opportunities.

Lastly, I can effectively and efficiently present my analysis and models by creating insightful dashboards, outputs, and PowerPoints that make use of charts, graphs, and tables.

–Be sure to check out Brandon’s LinkedIn review post

Brandon J. Casamassima, Investment Analyst
Corporate Finance Institute Online Finance Courses Review - Eric Nwanu

Already recommended it to others

The FMVA certification is a great addition to my theoretical and practical financial experience. It has enabled me to become a specialist in summarizing complex finance topics and turning them into simple presentations, dashboards and valuations (as compared to theoretical guru’s who know a lot but don’t always seem to be able to deliver said tangible outcomes). You guys are doing a terrific job on the certification and I’ve already recommended it to others in a similar situation. Keep up the good work!

Eric Nwanu, Corporate Banking Trainee
CFI Student Refiew

A certification program that’s not boring and appeals to my career development

I’m impressed with the quality and illustration of the FMVA program. Simply well done. I finally found a certification program that’s not boring and appeals to my career development. Looking forward to finishing it and being part of the Global Corporate Finance Society.

Hector L. Quinones, Global IT Finance Lead, Financial Analysis
Student Review CFI - Tobi Sanyaolu

The impact of that on my career has been amazing

Thank you for coming up with a body of knowledge as robust as the FMVA certification. I have taken all I learned from the course and applied to my current job, and the impact of that on my career has been amazing.

Tobi Sanyaolu, Assistant Financial Controller
Financial Analyst Certification - Samuel John CFI Review

Well-structured and practical course content

I would like to express my appreciation for CFI’s well-structured and practical online course content! Using common management and business concepts, it delivers so much in terms of practical learning outcomes that can be applied straight away. I will be completing the remaining courses and will continue to be a part of CFI for my career enhancement!

Samuel John, Financial Controller
Financial and Excel Modelling - Olga Filatova Review

Just awesome!

I never leave feedback, but in this case I found your course just awesome! For a long time I have struggled to find a course with the combination of high professional Financial and Excel modelling skills. Due to your practical background in finance, the model is in all aspects very highly rated. I believe it’s worth much more than I paid for it and I feel very lucky to have taken your amazing courses.

Olga Filatova, Financial Controller
Athur Evangelista - FMVA program review

The resources are very educational

The resources are very educational and will go a long way not only for me but also for our colleagues in the energy regulatory agency. I appreciate very much the CFI material!

Arthur Evangelista, Chairman, Grid Management Committee Inc.

I am proud to have been part of the CFI’s FMVA Program

I really enjoyed CFI’s FMVA Program as I believe it’s an excellent program which comprises complete learning package for Finance Professionals ( i.e. Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Forecasting, Business Valuation, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Advance Excel tools, Effective Charts and Graphs or Dashboard). The industry experienced instructor seamlessly integrates financial theory with real-world application which kept me focused throughout the course and enhanced my conceptual knowledge. The course content & case studies are superbly prepared by CFI while keeping in mind the real needs of finance professionals to accomplish the job in real life. The online training allowed me to balance my work schedule. I invested in this course to enrich my professional life and I am grateful and proud to have been part of the CFI’s FMVA Program.

Vivek Kedia, Financial Analyst

To the point and really easy to understand

CFI ,you are really doing a great service because your videos are so valuable, to the point and really easy to understand the necessary information that was challenging in real life.

Tumwine Micheal, Freelancer
Derek Senft, Financial Modeling Capabilities

Keep your skills sharp

We’ve seen the benefits of the Corporate Finance Institute at work with our people, rounding out their financial modeling capabilities and providing ongoing training modules to keep their skill sets current and sharp.

Derek Senft, Private Equity, London Business School M.B.A.
Financial Modeling Classes - Siddhartha Jana Review

Your courses are the best one can find online

There are many things I enjoyed with CFI. Be the quality of videos where I liked the content, the pace at which it was taught and how topics were explained in the best possible manner. The various types of financial models which were taught and also could be downloaded later is indeed very useful. I also enjoyed how completion of a section / module was followed by exercises and more focus was laid on the key areas, which made the courses relevant and interesting at all times. Overall in terms of satisfaction, user experience and value for money I would give it a 10 out of 10!!

Siddhartha Jana | Trader & Freelancer

Simply perfect

Your courses are the best one can find online.

I wish I knew them 10 years ago, I would have been a very different professional.

Deolindo Matumba (MBA, CIMA) Managing Partner at FifthChrome
CFI reviews

Solidified my current understanding of the material

Extremely clear, step-by-step guided course on how to build a balance sheet and cash flow statement forecast model using Excel. All the rest was simply perfect.

Laura Piccinato | Investment Analyst, M.Sc.

I am grateful to CFI

I completed that certificate program and I think that is the best way to understand real estate financial modeling easily. All concepts and applications are supported by examples in Excel. Thank you very much for clear and beneficial explanations

Orkun Icten | Certified Public Accountant and Assistant Professor

Solidified my current understanding

I have an MBA and I am currently working on an MS in Finance, and I am very happy to say that the skills I learned from this accounting course not only solidified my current understanding of the material, but it also enhanced and added to my current knowledge. There are hands-on exercises via Excel as well as exams that you must pass to earn your accredited certificate–a certificate from CFI will be a back up for employers.

Ignatius Henry | MBA
student feedback review

My analytical & presentation skills increased significantly

I am grateful to CFI for explaining such a complex concepts in an extremely lucid manner.  What I had learned in this course would have taken me months on my own.

Sanjoy Roy | Analytics Lead, B.Eng.

Clear step by step instructions

Excellent course, I will recommend it to anyone. Clear step by step instructions and the good thing is you can redo the sessions until you are confident.

Sophia Haoses | Namibia
CFI Review

These courses helped me immensely

CFI came to me at a time when I really needed it. These courses helped me immensely by improving my Excel modeling techniques and corporate finance concepts. It gave me enough knowledge to crack a super competitive interview as a business analyst in a billion-dollar shipping company. A lot of the financial modeling skills I learned from the courses are going to be with me forever as I progress through my career.

Mudassir Ahmed | Business Analyst

The course is really an eye-opener

The course is really an eye-opener, educative and very interesting. I really gained and learned a lot. Thanks to the CFI team for this great opportunity to refresh my knowledge!

Omotayo Habeeb | Nigeria

A must for every accounting and finance professional

After completing the course, my analytical approach, analytical skills, and presentation skills increased significantly. A must for every accounting and finance professional. Highly recommended.

Moreover, I am thankful to CFI, as CFI is not only making people professional in their jobs by increasing the performance and efficiency at work but at the same time, CFI is helping society by providing such a wonderful, practical oriented course at such a discounted price.

Murad Ali Mohammed | Financial Analyst at Reyadah Financial Company | Saudi Arabia
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CFI was an excellent resource

After my undergraduate degree in economics, I found it hard to bridge the gap between academia and the skills required in banking. CFI was an excellent resource in developing marketable skills in the industry and helped me land my first job. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to prepare themselves for a job in the financial industry.

Matthew McKee | Credit Analyst

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I am currently taking the full FMVA class and cannot say enough positive things about this course. Absolutely excellent. I have an accounting background and this is helping me tremendously in understanding many aspects of corporate finance. The excel and modeling classes are excellent, practical, and am using them on the job currently.
— Eric Williamson, CFO at Certus Energy Solutions, LLC | United States


The Excel Crash Course is a good place to start if you are feeling rusty with excel. This course taught me everything I needed to really dive directly into the program, it boosted my confidence level tremendously. The instructor was very clear in explaining every concept. I am really looking forward to the next class. I am very excited!
— Louis Rodrigue Fouda | United States


An excellent course. Well presented and easy to follow. Difficult concepts were made look easy in an organised manner. Really enjoyed the course and look forward to practicing my new skills. Many thanks.
— Siobhan McGilloway | United Kingdom


I am a nonfinancial person. I wanted to learn financial skills and how to develop financial adjustments by using Excel software. This training is excellent and helped me with exactly what I wanted to know. Now I am sure I have acquired the skill for doing better in the field of finance. Thank you very much. I rate this 5/5.
— Vipin Rastogi |India


Thank you so much. You have absolutely increased my knowledge and I have gained a lot, I’ll rate it ten out of ten.
— Hlengiwe Dhlakafu


I love it. The instructor was clear and precise. Thanks
— John Wanyutu


This is the best FP&A model and explanation I have ever seen !!! Keep up the good work.
— Saroj Kumar | India


CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst® Program is a very valuable source of knowledge and skills for professional development. I would highly recommend it to everyone pursuing a career in finance and accounts.
— Saba Khan | India


I’m an advanced Excel user and this even taught me some things I never knew from an analysis and audit perspective.
— Anthony Licata


As a senior engineer for a large utility company and also currently enrolled in an executive MBA program at a local state institution I am no stranger to MS Excel. However, this course rejigged my very limited memory of a bunch of helpful hot keys, shortcuts, and functions that I find useful in my professional and academic career. It also taught me some new tricks that will definitely help to streamline my everyday job functions that require heavy Excel computations.
— Jecory Ellis | United States


Superb course. Very helpful and energetic instructor.
— Farhan Tajik | Pakistan


Best excel crash course. Easy to understand.
— Anshul Dhoke | India


I find these resources are unbelievable; beautifully constructed, designed and explained. I don’t even know what to add, to be honest.
— Viacheslav Savateev


The free Excel tutorial is very useful to beginners, intermediate, and advanced users. By learning this Excel Crash Course you can enhance skills and knowledge in Finance for quick results.
— Balaji Kasukurthi | India

I loved how simple and easy to follow the instruction was. Totally worth every penny! Many thanks Scott

Yasser Alshahrani | Saudi Arabia

Great review of key accounting concepts required for financial analysis and building a financial model. This is like an accounting 101 course condensed into a few hours.

Benjamin Chilambe | Zambia

A very good course and provides the necessary information even for people who don’t have a business training background. Please continue and thanks for the insight you are providing.

Jared Blum | United States

Overall this mining course was excellent! I enjoyed the process and extracted great value from the content even from an intermediate level student.

Zach Allwright | Canada

This course was better than most accounting courses I took in school and a great refresher for my new job. I Highly recommend it to anyone who wants a free course that’s super easy to follow

Sarah Lawson | United States

A great overview of the basics and is easy to follow. It was well paced, although I repeated several of the chapters which was easy thanks to the good interface. All in all a very solid course.

Chris Wang | United Kingdom

Great insights into the notes in financial statements

S. Rustom | India

The math concepts and formulas required for financial analysis are well explained in this course. Glad I took it!

Jared Blum | United States
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