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!

Samuel S.

Incoming Summer Analyst at $1T Asset Manager

"Working with Mike Kimpel/Finance|able has been one of the best experiences I have had.

His passion for helping me understand finance and willingness to chat whenever I needed help made him the best mentor I had to understand the opportunities within finance and investing (& more!).

I would not have been as successful without his guidance, as he continually provided access to information that only comes with being a veteran in the industry. If you have any general interest in careers in finance, Mike is your guy. Thank you, Mike!"

Jamie D.

Incoming Analyst at Wells Fargo

"Finance|able provides an in-depth understanding of financial topics for any and every background.

The training resources in conjunction with Mike Kimpel’s passion for teaching will revolutionize how you learn finance.

Mike is not only a teacher of mine but a mentor, who has shown me how to grow my own love for learning."

Ayo A.

Incoming Summer Analyst at PJT Partners

"Finance|able's teaching is unique, effective, and very much different when compared to other finance learning platforms.

The style of teaching is easily understood, prioritizes conceptual understanding, and helps you apply the materials to real-world scenarios and case studies. Finance|able courses prepare you not to memorize finance concepts but help you speak confidently on it and shine in interviews.

Overall Finance|able is a great platform not only for providing best-in-class teaching but also for opening doors for students from any background to excel in careers in finance."

Dev G.

Intern at Boutique IB Firm

"Finance|able has been a real game-changer for me. I have used a variety of finance prep courses and the teaching methods offered from Finance|able are unmatched.
The visual teaching aspect, when it comes to the training videos, makes all the material much easier to grasp along with concise explanations. The courses themselves provide a detailed overview on all things Finance and have helped me prep for all my interviews.

I would highly recommend this platform to anyone who is interested in Finance or is in the midst of recruiting for a job within the financial services industry."

Renato

Analyst at Top 3 PE Firm

"The Finance|able course materials are very clear, detailed and easy to follow.

Mike and his team are clearly passionate about teaching and committed to student's success. "

Isaiah B.

Associate at Lazard

"Mike and the Finance|able team are the real deal. Their teaching reminds me of some of the best instructors I had in the Marine Corps: passionate, academically rigorous, and firmly grounded in the demands of the real world.
So much of this job demands attention to context and deep understanding."

Jake P.

Incoming Summer Analyst at Piper Sandler

"Out of all of the courses I’ve seen online, Finance|able has by far been my favorite. Not only did it take less time than other courses, I learned and retained more than any other course I’ve taken within that short timespan.

Mike not only is passionate about teaching, he also tries to go above and beyond to help people from anywhere, regardless of their background."

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

  • 3

    Section 02. 3 Levels of Business Analysis

    • 3 Levels of Analysis - Intro (4 Min)

    • Industry-Level Analysis (16 Min)

    • Customer/Unit-Level Analysis (5 Min)

    • Company-Level Analysis (15 Min)

    • Burn It In! (5 Min)

    • Test Your Skills!

  • 4

    Section 03. Framework Introduction

    • Framework Intro (5 Min)

    • Framework vs. Accounting (4 Min)

    • Burn It In! (1 Min)

  • 5

    Section 04. Sales to Customers

    • Intro - Sales to Customers (1 Min)

    • Defining the Customers in Real Life (6 Min)

    • Revenue Build Mechanics (8 Min)

    • Volume Mechanics (10 Min)

    • Price Mechanics (14 Min)

    • Price & Volume Frameworks (14 Min)

    • Burn It In! (4 Min)

    • Test Your Skills!

  • 6

    Section 05. Product Costs and Gross Profit

    • Intro - Product Costs & Gross Profit (1 Min)

    • Product/Service Costs in Real Life (3 Min)

    • Product/Service Cost Mechanics (7 Min)

    • Fixed/Variable Dynamics (7 Min)

    • Gross Profit Mechanics (8 Min)

    • Burn It In! (3 Min)

    • Test Your Skills!

    • Take a Breather

  • 7

    Section 06. Selling + Overhead

    • Intro - Selling + Overhead (3 Min)

    • Selling + Overhead Cost In Real Life (7 Min)

    • Selling + Overhead Cost Mechanics (8 Min)

    • Fixed/Variable Dynamics & Operating Leverage (7 Min)

    • Selling + Overhead Wrap-Up (4 Min)

    • Burn It In! (4 Min)

    • Test Your Skills!

  • 8

    Section 07. Reinvestment

    • Intro - Reinvestment (2 Min)

    • Net Working Capital Mechanics (6 Min)

    • Working Capital in Real Life (7 Min)

    • Intro to CapEx (2 Min)

    • CapEx in Real Life (3 Min)

    • CapEx Mechanics (5 Min)

    • Burn It In! (2 Min)

    • Test Your Skills!

  • 9

    Section 08. Predictability

    • Intro - Predictability (1 Min)

    • Range of Outcomes (2 Min)

    • Visibility Drivers (5 Min)

    • Good vs Bad Business (4 Min)

    • Burn It In! (2 Min)

  • 10

    Section 09. Applications

    • Intro + Application #1: Business Analysis

    • Application #1: Business Analysis (Continued)

    • Application #2: Interpret the Numbers

    • Application #3: Industry Pricing Power + Trajectory

    • Application #4: Good vs Bad Business

    • Wrap-Up

    • How are you feeling? - End of Course

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. 


Interested, But Not Ready To Take The Plunge?

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