Financial Modeling Cooperative Education Program
A Real-World, Real-Time Financial Modeling Experience
Dealing with uncertainty is one of the most difficult aspects of a career in equity research or asset management. Even if an analyst is able to accurately project a company’s earnings and cash flows, there is no guarantee of how the market will react to the results. Prospective analysts must therefore develop a level of comfort in dealing with uncertain outcomes, in addition to learning the fundamental modeling concepts, in a world of imperfect data.
Our Cooperative Modeling Program incorporates each of these critical components into your financial modeling development. We use a real-world company as the subject of our training, not a theoretical textbook example. Financial reporting can be complex, and companies are selective in what they disclose. A real subject company will help you learn how to deal with shortcomings in data availability, while you apply the techniques commonly used in professional practice.
Our program is taught in real-time, meaning you will build a financial model and project earnings for the subject company before the company reports quarterly results. On the night of the company’s earnings release, we will read the filing, listen to the conference call, and update our model together as a group. This approach will give you the practice of developing a forecast in a scenario where you are not certain of the outcome, in a fun and relaxed setting.
The program is designed to complement your current education, be it traditional college business curriculum, or on-the-job training and professional designations. This makes it a true cooperative learning experience, giving you the opportunity to expand the knowledge you are building, and apply it in a practical format...Click to continue reading