Breaking into Wall Street - Financial Modeling training

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Hey,

For the ones that bought the Breaking into Wall Street Financial Modeling Training package, what are you guys thinking about it so far??!?

Good content?? Or it is only good marketing??

Some friends saying it is way too basic and were expecting more...
Any thoughts??

Comments (33)

Apr 23, 2009

I bought the program this Monday when it launched and I've been very impressed with it so far. For what I paid ($147), the program includes everything you could possibly need for summer and fall recruitment interviews. The material is straightforward and covers a wide range of topics (from accounting fundamentals to basic LBO modeling). The program may be too basic for someone with experience in IB already, but its target audience is clearly undergrads and non-industry professionals looking to make the jump to banking. At this price point, compared to everything else out there, I highly recommend it.

Apr 23, 2009

To respond to your concerns: it shows you how to create projections, valuations, and merger/LBO models from the ground up.

As I said in everything leading up to this, it is not for you if you already know how to do all that. If you can already create all those models starting from nothing, then it's not for you. There's a full outline to exactly what is covered in the links listed above.

There will be additional content, case studies etc. added over time as I've already received some really good ideas/requests.

If you're not happy, I do provide the money-back guarantee as I do with everything else offered on the site.

Apr 23, 2009

The price is only good this week?

Apr 23, 2009
sonibubu:

The price is only good this week?

Goes up to $247 (the general public price) next week.

Apr 23, 2009

And yes, I've discounted the price for the first week to reward anyone who signs up early. That goes away on Friday.

Following this first week (launch phase), we'll be adding additional content and raising the price over time.

Apr 23, 2009

But the people that buy it now have access to the additional content as well, right?

Apr 23, 2009

You get access to everything that gets added over time.

Apr 24, 2009

Can you extend the reduced price offer til Sunday?

Apr 24, 2009

Yeah if you extend it to Sunday I'll purchase it as well for sure.

Jun 13, 2010

Buy it yourself. Don't violate copyrights.

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Jan 15, 2015

Just a heads up to anyone hitting this old discussion: I put together a side by side comparison of the top financial modeling training courses here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/financial-modeling-...

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Jan 15, 2015

It takes exactly 21.32 hours. Good luck

Jan 15, 2015

It says on there that there is 43 hours of training... My friend (who is a complete finance geek) said he fell asleep when watching one of the videos. Not sure if it's worth it...

Jan 15, 2015

Have signed up for the complete package myself. Very detailed and in-depth programme with everything made clear and well-explained. The basic package includes Excel Fundamentals and Financial Modelling Fundamentals, with a combined 43 hours of video as Waymon3x6 stated.

However, only recently there has been an updated New Excel Fundamentals course which I think is even more detailed than the previous version. You get access to both the old and new versions when signing up, but probably only want to cover the newer version for modern versions of Excel.

Would definitely recommend signing up to the courses, but they certainly take a fair amount of time to complete. Also note that although there is around 40 hours of video to sit through, each video involves an exercise whereby you pause the video, complete the exercise and then resume the video to watch the walkthrough. This can add on anything from 2mins to 30mins for the standard exercises depending on the difficulty.

As a rough estimate, I'd say you would have to dedicate at least 6 hours per day Mon - Fri to complete the course in 2 weeks, provided you only studied the newer version of the Excel course.

Hope this helps out.

Jan 15, 2015

It depends if you just watch them or actually work in Excel along with the videos. There are 43 hours of lectures recorded. With the brakes for your inputs it probably takes longer than that.

Jan 15, 2015

For those who've done the BIWS Modeling, is it worth it (pretty steep price) and did it help you?

Jan 15, 2015

No idea what the prices are like now, but I got in on BIWS when it was just starting out, so got it at an amazing price.

But I will say the BIWS program is definitely stellar. Brian of M&I is the founder and it's very clear from the materials and videos that he puts in the time to bring a quality product. What he does extremely well is explain the "why" behind why things are done, not just the steps on how to model or how to value a company.

Check out his site and his youtube channel on some of the sample case studies he's provided for free to get an idea of his teaching approach.

Jan 15, 2015

If you do nothing else for 8-12 hours a day, I think that 2 weeks would probably be feasible.

Jan 15, 2015

Highly worth it.

Jan 15, 2015

hi which course you bought frm BIWS

Jan 15, 2015

I bought the fundamental courses, and now I am reading R&P. thereafter, I am going to buy the advanced course. I figure this should be a really good foundation.

I've also bought the PP and excellence with excel course, and I have been very satisfied with everything.

Jan 15, 2015
CountryUnderdog:

I bought the fundamental courses, and now I am reading R&P. thereafter, I am going to buy the advanced course. I figure this should be a really good foundation.

I've also bought the PP and excellence with excel course, and I have been very satisfied with everything.

Do you have a link to the excellence with excel course? I'm looking to brush up on my shortcut skills. I didn't see it on their site. Or is it part of one of their packages?

Jan 15, 2015

Really enjoyed it

'Before you enter... be willing to pay the price'

Jan 15, 2015

The only portion I didn't like about the course (the advanced modeling one) was that the example was a bit too specialized and difficult to reproduce for other companies.

The basic modeling one I thought was a good intro...but again, it's quite different from how banks actually do their models these days. Still, it's helpful for understanding the concepts.

Jan 15, 2015
JustADude:

The basic modeling one I thought was a good intro...but again, it's quite different from how banks actually do their models these days. Still, it's helpful for understanding the concepts.

That's interesting. What are banks doing differently these days?

Business, always business.

Jan 15, 2015

Is WSP better than BIWS? I do know WSP is A LOT more expensive than BIWS.

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