Overview

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to analyze and interpret financial information is crucial for success in almost any industry. It’s a world of financial analytics, where numbers provide insights and drive informed financial decisions. This intensive programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to navigate the financial landscape confidently, whether you’re a seasoned professional seeking to enhance your expertise or a newcomer eager to understand the world of finance.

This programme adopts a comprehensive approach, blending theoretical foundations with practical applications. It’s structured to progressively build your financial analysis toolkit..

Craftudy prioritizes a flexible and engaging learning experience. You get to learn from industry professionals through real-time sessions, with access to mentorship, hands-on projects and have your questions answered in real-time, while connecting with fellow learners and instructors through our interactive online forum, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Programme Requirements

No prior knowledge required: This program is designed for beginners, and you'll develop the necessary technical skills along the way.

What You'll Learn

Financial Statement Analysis:

Understand the three core financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement. Learn to interpret each statement and understand the financial health of a company.
Learn techniques like horizontal and vertical analysis to identify trends and assess financial performance over time.
Explore profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, solvency ratios, and efficiency ratios to have a comprehensive view of a company's financial standing.

Valuation Methods:

Discover various methods used to value companies, including discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, comparable company analysis, and precedent transaction multiples.
Learn how to apply these valuation techniques using real-world examples and financial data.
Understand the factors impacting a company's valuation and develop critical thinking skills for making sound investment decisions.

Financial Markets & Instruments:

Navigate the complex world of financial markets, exploring primary and secondary markets, stock exchanges, and different investment instruments.
Understand stocks, bonds, derivatives, and alternative investments, including their risks and return characteristics.
Learn about market risk, systematic risk, and unsystematic risk, and how to manage risk through diversification strategies.

Technical Analysis & Fundamental Analysis:

Understand technical analysis, exploring chart patterns, technical indicators, and how to use them to identify potential trading opportunities.
Understand the core principles of fundamental analysis, focusing on a company's financial performance, industry trends, and economic factors.
Develop the ability to integrate insights from both technical and fundamental analysis to make informed investment decisions.

Financial Modeling & Forecasting:

Understand the fundamentals of financial modelling, including building financial models in Excel to project future financial performance of companies or investment projects.
Learn how to forecast revenue, expenses, and cash flows to assess potential financial outcomes.
Understand financial modelling techniques and sensitivity analysis to evaluate financial risks and opportunities.

Risk Management & Portfolio Optimization:

Understand the different types of financial risk (interest rate risk, market risk, credit risk) and how to manage them using various strategies.
Explore portfolio theory and the concepts of diversification and risk-adjusted return.
Learn how to build and optimize investment portfolios to achieve desired risk-return objectives.

Financial Data Analysis & Visualization:

Discover how to leverage financial databases like Bloomberg or Reuters to access financial data.
Learn data manipulation and analysis techniques using tools like Excel and Python to extract valuable insights from financial data.
Learn effective data visualization techniques to communicate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner.

Financial Regulation & Ethics:

Explore the regulatory landscape governing financial markets and institutions.
Understand financial ethics and professional conduct in the financial services industry.
Develop a strong sense of ethical responsibility when making financial decisions and analyzing financial information.

Programme Structure

The course will be delivered online (in real-time).

Course Duration:

12 months
  • Interactive Real-time Lectures: Get foundational knowledge and practical insights delivered by experienced instructors.
  • Real-World Case Studies: Apply analytical frameworks to actual situations faced by businesses and investors.
  • Financial Modelling Exercises: Develop practical financial modelling skills using industry-standard software.
  • Group Discussions & Presentations: Collaborate with peers, share ideas, and hone your communication skills.

Career Prospects

By enrolling in this programme, you will open doors to a wide range of exciting career opportunities, including but not limited to:
• Investment Banking Analyst

Equity Research Analyst

Portfolio Manager

Financial Analyst

Risk Analyst

Credit Analyst

Financial Consultant

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager

These data analytics skills are highly sought-after across various industries, including Technology (Fintech, Social Media, E-commerce), Finance (Banking, Investment, Insurance), Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Consumer Goods, Manufacturing & Logistics, Energy & Utilities, Media & Entertainment.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be equipped with:

  • A comprehensive understanding of financial statements and financial analysis techniques.
  • The ability to value companies using different valuation methods.
  • Skills to analyze financial data and build financial models.
  • Knowledge of financial markets and investment instruments.
  • Insights into risk management and portfolio optimization strategies.
  • The ability to effectively visualize and communicate financial information.

Salary Potential

Salaries in the financial services industry vary depending on experience, location, specific role, and the company. Entry-level financial analyst positions might start in the $50,000-$70,000 range, while experienced professionals in senior roles like portfolio manager or investment banker can command salaries exceeding $150,000 or even higher, with bonuses and incentives on top.
By successfully completing this programme and getting relevant experience, you'll be well-positioned to launch a fulfilling and financially rewarding career in the exciting world of financial analytics.

Study Support

At Craftudy, we are dedicated to supporting our students in achieving their career aspirations. Our students have access to personalized guidance and resources, including one-on-one mentorship from Career Mentors, who provide expert advice on exploring career options and honing your kills. We integrate career support directly into the curriculum, ensuring that you are well-prepared to embark on your professional journey.
Additionally, our session are in real-time (not prerecorded) and our tutors and help desks are readily accessible, supporting your learning beyond classroom interactions.

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