Respected by banks and recruiters alike, the FinBA financial qualification is evidence of the knowledge and skills required to excel in a complex and evolving Business Analyst position within a financial institution. As recruitment within the financial industry becomes ever more competitive, holders of the FinBA certificate enjoy career benefits as a result of the distinction in which it is held by financial organisations throughout the world. The FinBA designation is the key indication of Business Analysts with proven ability for success in the financial industry.
To gain the FinBA qualification, students must successfully complete all assignments including the project at the end of the program. The designation demonstrates high level competency in financial terminology, financial products, regulation, financial data, risk analysis and computation, programming (python and SQL), as well as the financial software development process. Its recipients are able to utilise tools and techniques which are deployed at every stage in the career of a Business Analyst. FinBA qualified professionals work as Business Analysts in both the Business and Technology units within a financial organisation. They also work in cross-functional teams with staff from areas such as Quantitative Analysis, Front Office, Technology, Risk, Audit, etc.
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Go from Job Search to Job Success
We provide access to a wide variety of career services and support to help you secure your next role after successfully completing the program.
CV/resume help (FinBA program only)
You will be assigned a dedicated professional investment banking recruiter, specialising in Risk & Quant Finance, who will work 1-1 with you to tailor your existing CV/resume.
Leverage our network (FinBA program only)
We foster personal introductions to our network of potential hiring managers and recruiters, to help our students based in London, Toronto, NY/Boston/Chicago/Dallas, and Sydney/Melbourne get connected to the right people.
Job search support
You will receive invaluable guidance on how to navigate the complex recruitment landscape and conduct a smart search for your first or next role in investment banking.
You will be provided a comprehensive set of common interview questions and framework for how to answer them. In addition, we will train you on the mindset and approach needed to ace interviews at any investment bank.
Our Taught Courses
“Your Python training materials are easy for anyone to follow even if you have zero programming experience. You are very good at explaining things in a simple manner.”
“The material you are covering is excellent and very relevant for those wanting to work in finance.”
“The CV/resume building and interview preparation tips I received were instrumental. I was offered a new job at TD Bank within weeks of completing the program.”
“The practical approach of the course will help anyone just starting out in investment banking or looking to transition.”
“I truly recommend the program. I secured a new role in Traded Risk shortly after completing the Coding (Python, SQL) in Finance Certificate program.”
“The program is provided in a practical context which helps to immediately ready anyone successful in completing the course for employment in investment banking.”
“I had no prior knowledge of finance. This hands-on program encouraged me to apply for BA roles in IBs, and it gave me a real confidence boost in job interviews. I now work as a Senior Business Analyst.”
“I started applying my new Python skills at work while still in the program. The project-based work helped build my confidence at writing code to solve problems.”
“The competitively priced FinBA program is a highly relevant, practical augmentation to any mathematical finance program. Consider it a must-have.”
“I cannot fully express how great Ola is and the overall content of the training program. Whoever wants to gain practical derivatives, SQL, and Python coding experience this is the right program for you.”
“The program is a crisp recipe for anyone interested in launching a career into FO/Risk Management. The course content is recent, relevant, practical and hands-on.”
“The online recordings and the live teaching sessions were amazing. The course material was really good and in a nutshell. Ola did a great job.”
“Ola was very generous in connecting me with those in his network, which has helped me start my career in a technical data role. I would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in financial services.”
“This is a great course providing the essentials of market risk & coding in investment banking in a clear manner. It also includes guest speakers covering career progression and new developments in the financial world. It's given me the knowledge I needed to advance my career.”
“Participants of this program will benefit from Ola's wealth of knowledge. They are sure to acquire the hands-on skillset required to excel in the industry.”
“Knowing Ola Alawiye as a seasoned professional, I am confident this sound program will produce the kind of professionals required in solution delivery teams at banks.”
“There is certainly a need in the market - from our investment banking clients - for professionals with the specialised skillset that this program offers.”