Full (FinBA) Program Summary
The Certificate in Finance Business Analysis (FinBA) is an end-to-end practical training program, and a financial qualification that prepares you for a specialised career in Front Office (Trading) or Middle Office (Risk) within an investment bank.
You will gain a strong knowledge of financial products across all asset classes including pricing and risk analytics, data, financial regulations such as FRTB, terminology, solution architecture, learn Python programming from scratch, gain SQL coding skills, earn the FinBA designation (after successfully completing all the requirements), and receive job search support from professional investment banking recruiters including your own dedicated recruiter for 1-1 assistance.
Minimum admission criteria: Bachelor’s degree (ideally), knowledge of MS Excel (ability to use formulas, and built-in functions) required. No finance or programming knowledge is required to join the program.
- Training program comprising of 4 taught courses: Market Risk (Finance), Python in Finance, SQL in Finance, and Introduction to Counterparty Credit Risk courses
- Free access to all Expert Speaker Series events
- Permanent access to the Market Risk (Finance) course materials
- Permanent access to the Python in Finance course materials
- Permanent access to the SQL in Finance course materials
- Permanent access to the Introduction to Counterparty Credit Risk course materials
- Live teaching sessions for the Market Risk (Finance), Python in Finance, SQL in Finance, and Introduction to Counterparty Credit Risk courses
- Instructor support during the program
- CV/resume tips, interview advice
- Common interview questions
- Live session with professional recruiters
- 1 on 1 CV/resume restructuring service with a professional investment banking recruiter (available only in the full program)
- Python project
- Opportunity to earn the FinBA qualification (available only in the full program)
- Introduction to recruiters for FinBA-eligible candidates only (available only in the full program)
Duration: 8 weeks + an additional 2 weeks for the Python project at the end of the program.
By the end of the full (FinBA) program, you will have the specialised knowledge, skills and experience required to work with traders, risk managers, quants, quant developers, and other professionals in an investment bank.
To enrol in this program, start by clicking the “START LEARNING” button at the top of any page on the website.
The FinBA certificate is issued to qualifying students after successfully completing the program.
The full (FinBA) program is a superset of the Coding (Python, SQL) in Finance Certificate program.
The program is accredited by The CPD Certification Service.
> Early Bird Fee: £4,490 (applies until Oct 31)
> Regular Fee: £6,190
Credit card*, debit card*, or PayPal payment:
*You can still pay with a debit or credit card via PayPal using the links below without having a PayPal account. Card payments are processed externally on the PayPal website.:
Full Program – Early Bird Fee: Click here
Full Program – Regular Fee: Click here
i) Payment is not processed on this website. PayPal payments are processed by PayPal on the PayPal website.
ii) We do not offer refunds under any circumstances since all students immediately get full access to the complete program materials (videos, slides, Python codes, files etc) once the course starts.
iii) Cleared payment must be received 3 business days before the commencement of your cohort – for bank or wire transfer payments.
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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.”