Hey so first post here, I think this website is fantastic, thanks for all of the information available.
As the title suggests, I'm currently deciding on whether to purchase the Wall Street Prep (WSP) or Breaking Into Wall Street (BIWS) pack. I'm looking at the premium package for either one. Cost is obviously not an issue as they are pretty much the same (WSP $425 with a discount code, and BIWS $497 with no code). I've researched this topic over many websites and the argument seems to be very balanced. If I'm correct WSO has a connection with one of the courses so no biased answers please dear friends!
I just want a general course that will make me well-rounded in modeling. I already know the basics through my studies. A little about me: master's in finance from a UK top 15 (semi-target). Starting an internship shortly at a MM German bank in project and leveraged finance. But eventually looking to land some IBD/leveraged finance internships (whether boutique/mm/bb). All help will be appreciated, thank you.
BIWS vs. WSP - Choosing a Modeling Program
Investing in a financial modeling program is a great way to differentiate yourself from other candiates in interviews and help you nail your internship / first year on the job. Please see below for thoughts from our users about the programs.
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Wall Street Prep Modeling Course Reviews
I did WSP and liked it. It takes you step by step on how to build models, though it could have explained more on the theory side. It was still good and I would buy it again. If you have a solid foundation on valuation it should be pretty intuitive anyway. There's also videos that go along with some of manuals that I found helpful.
I've never posted a promotion for a particular product on these forums before, but personal experience compels me to reinforce FairValue's point that the wall st. prep program is a fantastic choice for someone who wants to learn on their own from home and having the option to learn some more detailed structures that you may not necessarily need for day-to-day modeling on the job.
Breaking Into Wall Street Course Reviews
I personally used the BIWS program (all Excel, PPT, Fundamentals, Adv Modeling) and can personally attest that it helped me tremendously in terms of both interview prep (understanding the models) and case competitions & internship (actually building the model). Brian really goes step by step in building the model so you understand every step, and why every step is done in such a way.
I've done Wall Street Prep and BIWS. I absolutely love BIWS and think it blows Prep out of the water.
BIWS was great for me! I was able to ace my HF internship modeling interview. The upside is that I can always go back and refresh my memory if needed.
Read more about different modeling programs in another thread on WSO.
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