Wall Street Prep Premium Package - Worth It?

Hi everyone,

Like many others on this site, I am looking to break into Investment Banking. I have a business background that is focused in operations/supply chain (I am ~2 years out of undergrad), but I have minimal finance experience. I plan on pursuing an MBA or MS in Finance in the future, but in the meantime, I am looking at financial modeling courses online.

Wall Street Prep's Premium Package (~$425, with WSO discount) caught my eye. Has anyone taken this course? Is it worth the money (i.e., did it help get you a finance/IB analyst role even if you didn't have a finance/accounting background?)

Any insight is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

WSO Elite Modeling Package

  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
  • Elite instructors from top BB investment banks and private equity megafunds
  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

Comments (11)

Best Response
Mar 13, 2017 - 5:36pm

If you can split it, I actually think it's worth it if you don't have much modeling experience. Macabacus is a fantastic resource but it's so detailed that it's easy to miss the forest for the trees. I found that WSP teaches the mechanical aspects a lot more easily and it's nice to have someone doing it on a video so you can replicate it until you understand/rewind to see it again. I went from knowing essentially nothing about modeling to being able to churn out a three statement model in time and then I learned how to do M&A and lbo models.

Did it directly get me a job? No, but I would absolutely say it was beneficial in being able to hit the ground running.

Mar 14, 2017 - 12:39pm

Engineer. Wall Street Prep Premium Package worth buying to break into BB IB? (Originally Posted: 08/21/2014)

I am currently an engineer with no financial valuation experience. My internships include a blogging internship, a virtual internship (basically to take up space), and a PWM internship.

Would taking this course and putting it under education potentially help me in finding an internship? (actual experience with modeling, show's determination, ability to teach self, etc)

Mar 14, 2017 - 12:41pm

Premium Package - Financial and Valuation Modeling from Wall Street Prep? (Originally Posted: 11/12/2012)

Hello all,

I am about to purchase the Premium Package - Financial and Valuation Modeling for $499 from the Wall Street Prep, Is it a good investment or just go with the basic at $199? Anyone purchased it before?

Learn More

300+ video lessons across 6 modeling courses taught by elite practitioners at the top investment banks and private equity funds -- Excel Modeling -- Financial Statement Modeling -- M&A Modeling -- LBO Modeling -- DCF and Valuation Modeling -- ALL INCLUDED + 2 Huge Bonuses.

Learn more
Mar 14, 2017 - 12:44pm

If you have WSP Premium Package... (Originally Posted: 12/11/2009)

then message me to sell it. I am interested in buying a hard copy of the material (not a "digital" version that someone just scanned onto their hard drives).

Please let me know if all original content (excel templates, CDs, etc) are included and at what price you are willing to part with.

Mar 14, 2017 - 12:46pm

Wall Street Prep - Premium Package - Job Search / MBAs (Originally Posted: 12/21/2011)

Thinking about getting the premium package to freshen up and fine tune skills not used in a while. A couple of quick questions if someone could provide feedback. Thanks everyone!

  1. How helpful for someone going into an MBA program? Puts you ahead of classmates?

  2. In recruiting, do you actually put the certification on your resume and do employers see the value or already know the value?

  3. Other than IB recruiting, would this help with S&T or investment management recruiting?

Mar 14, 2017 - 12:48pm

I got this sponsered to me by my school and and its amazing I am taking it now.. I am trying to join to join the investment banking program at our school and I havent taken an accounting class even. Buy it! You also get a certification at the end ( if you do well in the exam)

I want a lady on the street, but a freak in the bed, Go Bucks!!
Mar 14, 2017 - 12:49pm

well here look at the resumes of students in our investment banking program :
http://fisher.osu.edu/offices/career-management/student-resources/under…

Once u get in the program our school sponsors us ( I got it early cuz I am the youngest member to join)

Kids for our program go all FO ranging from GS IBD and GS ER, JPM IBD, UBS IBD, CS IBD, Barclays IBD and KeyBanc IBD

I want a lady on the street, but a freak in the bed, Go Bucks!!
  • 2
Mar 14, 2017 - 12:50pm

Accusantium minima consequatur ad. At consequatur sequi molestias nobis laborum molestiae dolores. Odio vel velit rerum repellendus soluta commodi.

Similique id ipsum illo saepe asperiores optio. Ea incidunt sunt fuga voluptatem nesciunt tempora quis aspernatur. Totam dolores eum optio ut officiis commodi. Unde non non velit amet labore placeat animi similique.

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

September 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (39) $363
  • Associates (220) $232
  • 2nd Year Analyst (135) $154
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (30) $147
  • Intern/Summer Associate (103) $143
  • 1st Year Analyst (487) $135
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (377) $82