Summer Business Bootcamp: Financial Modeling Workshop

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop

Summer Business Bootcamp: Financial Modeling Workshop

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Take a deep dive into business this summer. Kick start your business idea, add fresh insight at your next interview, or be the smartest person in your next team meeting. In this two-evening workshop you'll learn to make smarter business decisions by building and using financial models. We’ll learn the basics and practice in class.

Models mean different things to different people, but they are basically a simplified representation of a system built to support predictions and/or decision making. In this class, we’ll talk about first steps in building a model, how to define the purpose/use of the model, and how to determine what business questions you’re trying to solve. The class will be hands-on and students will work in groups to build several different types of models, which we will review as a class.

Part 1 Monday July 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Part 2 Wednesday July 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Takeaways

  • Understand in which situations a model will be a helpful tool to support decision making
  • Quickly build a basic model (financial or otherwise) using a simple 6 step process that ensures you “build it right” the first time
  • Apply model building “best practices” to reduce errors and improve usability of model
  • Understand and leverage models to apply basic analysis techniques (e.g., break even analysis, growth rate calculations, simple scenario analysis)

Prereqs & Preparation

Comfort with basic excel commands: "if" statements, copy and paste, addition, subtraction. If you need to brush up on Excel "if" statements, check out this article: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/if-HP005209118.aspx

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