Who Should Take This Course?

  • Does this sound familiar?

    "I don't know where to start when
    analyzing a business!"

    "Once I get into the numbers, I get completely lost..."

    "I have a hard time figuring out what does and doesn't matter!"

  • Tired of getting lost when
    analyzing businesses?

    No more "spinning your wheels." In this course, we'll share a framework to help you organize your work and potentially save hundreds of hours of headaches on the job in Buy-Side or Sell-Side roles.

    Our founder distills nearly 20 years of working/teaching in IB, PE, and IM roles into a few simple frameworks to help you tackle any Business Analysis exercise.

  • You're aiming for the Buy-Side
    (Private Equity or Inv. Mgmt)

    Business Cases are a central component of Buy-Side interviews where you'll be asked about a particular business for which you're expected to formulate a list of structured, thoughtful questions.

    Our frameworks will show you how to formulate (and organize) questions to crush your interviews.

Don't Take Our Word For It!

Read reviews from students who have completed this course.

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I feel like I can pitch my ideas to investors much better

Justice Essiel

Excellent !

Excellent !

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Christopher F

Incredibly well explained from a beginner's prospective. Truly unlike any other courses out there that are just reading off slides and are too advanced. I 10...

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Incredibly well explained from a beginner's prospective. Truly unlike any other courses out there that are just reading off slides and are too advanced. I 100% recommend it!

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Business Mechanics Review

Ayodeji Akande

The Business Mechanics course is unlike any other. It gives you a framework on how to analyze or form an opinion on what makes a good business. I highly reco...

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The Business Mechanics course is unlike any other. It gives you a framework on how to analyze or form an opinion on what makes a good business. I highly recommend the course for anyone who is looking to develop an ‘investor mindset’ or exploring careers in Private Equity

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Super helpful!

Rahel Sitotaw

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Amazing course that goes over so many key concepts in depth

Amazing course that goes over so many key concepts in depth

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5 star rating

Great course!!

Olivia Loo

Are Your Courses Really Different?

We use a highly visual approach to make concepts easier to digest. 

Typical Buy-Side Ramp-Up Challenges

Intro to the Framework

The Business Machine

3 Layers of Business Analysis

Course Curriculum

Total Course Time: 5 Hours

    1. Terms & Conditions

    1. 3 Levels of Analysis - Intro (4 Min)

    2. Industry-Level Analysis (16 Min)

    3. Customer/Unit-Level Analysis (5 Min)

    4. Company-Level Analysis (15 Min)

    5. Burn It In! (5 Min)

    6. Test Your Skills!

    1. Framework Intro (5 Min)

    2. Framework vs. Accounting (4 Min)

    3. Burn It In! (1 Min)

    1. Intro - Sales to Customers (1 Min)

    2. Defining the Customers in Real Life (6 Min)

    3. Revenue Build Mechanics (8 Min)

    4. Volume Mechanics (10 Min)

    5. Price Mechanics (14 Min)

    6. Price & Volume Frameworks (14 Min)

    7. Burn It In! (4 Min)

    8. Test Your Skills!

About this course

  • 64 lessons

Do You Really Know What You're Doing?

Learn from a former Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Hedge Fund practitioner (and Columbia Business School professor) who has successfully trained thousands of students. 

Mike has accumulated a unique range of experiences as a practitioner and teacher across the core areas of top-tier Finance. 

In Finance|able's courses, Mike ties these experiences together to help students see each situation from buy-side, sell-side, and operating roles using time-tested methods from over a decade and a half working and teaching on Wall Street.

Mike oversees all curriculum development and is building the only curriculum available that is purpose-built to tie together the common threads across disciplines above to maximize your potential as an analyst.

Coming from a non-traditional background, our founder, Mike Kimpel, is incredibly passionate about helping newcomers learn about (and excel in!) the world of Finance!

You will be able to succeed whether you're headed to Investment Banking, Private Equity, Investment Management, Corporate Finance, or M&A.

You'll learn to be much more than a "Monkey" with our training. 

How Are Your Courses Different?

Learn Effortlessly With Our Intuitive, Visual Approach

Many finance courses look like a copy-paste from a textbook to a slide.


Let's face it, nobody likes learning this way... especially not in 2022. 

Our courses are designed with a highly-visual approach to help make learning easier, more engaging... and call us crazy... but even a little bit fun!

To quote an early user: 

"When you mentioned that there's nothing out there like this, I thought you meant you just had a better understanding of accounting than others. But the Finance|able platform is actually one of a kind. The mini quizzes and visuals are amazing and they're a perfect way to learn." 

Zero Time Wasted!


You're a busy person, with a lot on your plate!


We skip the fluff and zero in on what you really need to know!

As an example, many Excel courses teach you every Excel Function under the sun.  

In contrast, our Excel Survival Kit focuses on what you'll actually use day-to-day as an analyst

And our Excel course is built around a comprehensive project that actually reflects what you will actually do on the job!

We continue to be baffled by Financial Analyst programs that boast about 10-20+ hours of content...in a world where attention spans are shrinking by the minute.

It reminds us of the famous Mark Twain Quote:

“I apologize for such a long letter – I didn't have time to write a short one.”

Don't worry, you won't need 20+ hours to learn core topics with our courses!

Ace Any Task with Our Dynamic Frameworks

Most intro-level finance courses are built around a particular company case. 

This sounds like a great idea, but it has two major issues:

  1. Attempting to learn company-specific details while simultaneously learning model mechanics (often ends with information overload and pure confusion).
  2. Building your foundational constructs around a single company. But every model build has company-specific nuances. 

While we will offer real-company cases, our foundational courses are built around a simplified example to ensure you build a strong conceptual foundation.

We further reinforce your learning with Visual Mental Maps for everything from Valuation to Financial Modeling. 

With our courses and mental maps, you will be able to attack any model with confidence instead of getting lost in one-off nuances of individual companies. You won't get lost in the weeds in our courses!

Prep For Interviews Within The Course

Within each section of our Concepts and Buyside Essential courses, you'll find a walkthrough of common interview questions tied to the concepts covered. 

With this approach, we not only help you build a strong conceptual foundation but also prepare you to nail your interviews. 

No More Information Overload!

Our courses are designed to deliver exactly what you need, based on where you are in your career progression.  

We know your foundational training is only the beginning. 

And we build our courses to provide you with exactly what you need at every stage of your learning journey.  

In the end, we're aiming to provide you with everything you need to survive your first 5-10 years on the job. 

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