Best Free Investment Banking Courses

Find the best online Free Investment Banking Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Introduction to Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions)

M&A, Capital Raising, Capital Markets, Debt Financing, Equity Financing and more

Created by Tim Vipond - CEO at Corporate Finance Institute | 350,000+ students

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Students: 53576, Price: Free

Interested in a career in corporate finance? Looking to move up the ladder at your current job? 

This introduction to corporate finance course will give an overview of all the key concepts you need for a high powered career in investment banking, equity research, private equity, corporate development, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), treasury, and much more.

Our Corporate Finance 101 Course will teach you:

  • Who the key players in the capital markets are, 
  • What the capital raising process looks like, 
  • The main business valuation techniques, 
  • Types of valuation multiples, 
  • How to structure a deal, 
  • How to finance an acquisition, 
  • Types of debt securities, 
  • Types of equity securities, 
  • And an overview of career paths as well as how to prepare for interviews.

Basic Investing Concepts

Learn about Basic Investing Concepts such as investment objectives, risk-return trade-off and investment strategies.

Created by Institute for Financial Literacy - Unbiased Financial Education Courses

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Students: 27996, Price: Free

This is an introductory course on basic investing concepts. Learn about the following investing concepts:

  • Investment objectives
  • Risk-return trade-off
  • Investment strategies

Sub-concepts include:

  • What you need to know before investing
  • Understanding your investment objectives
  • Understanding your investment horizon
  • Life Stages of an individual
  • Market risk vs specific risk
  • Return on investment
  • Portfolio Diversification
  • Asset Allocation
  • Market Timing
  • Constraints on Investment Strategies

Become an M&A Analyst: The Complete Skillset Free Series

The most detailed and hands on online investment banking/M&A course ever created!

Created by Ali Ilci - Exeter I Oxford I Investment Banking I 20,000+ students

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Students: 19668, Price: Free

About this course

Become an M&A Analyst: the Complete Skillset is the most detailed and hands on course about investment banking/M&A advisory skills you can find anywhere online!

This series offers 140+ lectures across 14 sections where everything is done from scratch with an incredible 24 hours of extensive video content. There are also 70+ supporting Excel and PowerPoint documents and 60+ quiz questions.

Udemy Free Series offer 14 different free lectures from the Original Series.

These lectures are:

1) What is the difference between share sale vs. asset sale?

2) Who are involved in an M&A transaction and what are their duties?

3) How to print in excel properly? 

4) How to use PowerPoint Slide Master?

5) What is non-controlling interest?

6) What is a balance sheet?

7) How the 3 financial statements are linked?

8) How to calculate inventory turnover?

9) What is financial modeling?

10) How to use index match formula to run multiple scenarios in excel?

11) How to calculate revolver in financial modeling?

12) How to create a sensitivity table in excel?

13) How to calculate fully diluted number of shares?

14) How to create a waterfall chart in excel?

Enroll the course for free and start watching the special Udemy Free Series of the legendary Become an M&A Analyst: the Complete Skillset course.

Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Fundamentals of REIT investing

Created by Institute for Financial Literacy - Unbiased Financial Education Courses

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Students: 10357, Price: Free

Investment choices cover a wide range of asset classes: Bonds, Equities, Unit Trusts,
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Options and
many others.

This module introduces investors to the fundamentals of REIT investing.

REITs generally have moderate to high risk
and potential returns.

For the purposes of this module, it is also assumed that participants have a basic
understanding of investments in general before investing in REITs. We strongly
recommend that participants in this module go through our foundation module on
investing or a similar foundation modules.

As with any other investment product, investors should also take time to understand the
product and consider whether it is suitable for them based on their risk profile, time
horizon and investment objectives. 

Create a simple, cheap, and diversified investment portfolio

How to invest your money once you embrace that you can't beat the market, which very few investors can.

Created by Lars Kroijer - Investment Author

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Students: 8641, Price: Free

Lars Kroijer’s investing video series. This course is based on the premise that you are highly unlikely to beat the market, or to be able to pick an investment fund that outperforms the market consistently for you, which only 1 out of 10 funds do over a ten year period. We explain why accepting this premise is important, and then walk through the theory behind this investment philosophy, and how there is a super simple, cheap and powerful alternative way to manage investments that don’t imply that you are somehow an investment superstar. The course is based on a practical implementation of optimal portfolio theory.

You only need to buy only cheap world equity index tracker plus low risk asset and think about your risk personal risk levels. The course will also help you avoid paying large unnecessary fees to the financial sector and highly likely leave you much better off in the long run. The course also describes how you can implement the cheap and optimal portfolio from a practical perspective using index tracking investment products like ETFs that are available to virtually all investors, and thus avoid the much higher fees of the mutual fund industry.

The structure of the course is as follows:

1.    Introduce the concept

2.    Convince investors of the low likelihood of being able to beat the markets

3.    Explain why you only need one world equity index tracker for your equity portfolio

4.    Outline how a portfolio combining this equity exposure with a low risk asset in proportions to suit your risk profile is the simplest and best portfolio for most people.

5.    How you actually go about implementing the portfolio with specific examples of products.

This course is useful for anyone with savings and investments who is thinking about pension, retirement, or simply securing their financial future, and generally worry about the best way to manage their assets. It is a short 30+ minute course with some backup material and ultimately the concepts are described in great detail in Lars Kroijer’s book on the topic, “Investing Demystified” (Financial Times Publishing). More on Lars Kroijer's homepage

The Foreign Exchange Landscape – InvestopediaPro

The FX Landscape course will provide you with a conceptual framework of the Forex markets.

Created by Mikesh Shah - Investment Banker, Bank Project Director

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Students: 7383, Price: Free

By taking the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) landscape course you will have a better understanding of

  • The various currency pairs and their volumes

  • The turnover and importance of core trading centers

  • Various market participants and their importance in influencing FX price action

  • Understand the basic Math required for pricing FX transactions

  • Basic principles of Technical Analysis

  • Basic principles of Fundamental Analysis

  • Basic concepts of the banking system

For further in depth analysis you may visit InvestopediaPro

** This course contains sections from "Trading in an Investment Bank Series", which is a comprehensive course containing

  1. The complete FX Math

  2. Technical Analysis and Money Management - Best Practices

  3. Fundamental Analysis - A Step by Step Implementation

  4. Money Management Strategies

  5. The Federal Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy

Rather than deep diving right into the intricacies of FX trading - spot, FX swaps, outright forwards, fundamentals, technicals, money management etc. it might be a better idea to first build on a framework or context within which we can form trading strategies. Understanding the FX Landscape will provide you with that context. By learning how the geography of trading centers, timezones, liquidity providers influence the FX spot prices understanding technical analysis and trading patterns becomes much simpler. 

In addition to the theoretical aspect of trading, by the end of this course you will also get a hands on experience on how a basic hedge is performed and how a simple arbitrage is performed. 

Thanks for taking this course, please leave a review and hope you enjoy it!

Financial modeling (DCF and LBO) – basic version

Prepare for investment banking interviews - learn / improve skills

Created by CorpFin Pro - Practicing corporate finance professionals

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Students: 4448, Price: Free

In this course, we prepare a basic financial model consisting of:

  1. Three statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement),

  2. DCF (using the FCFF approach), and

  3. LBO.

This course might be useful for people preparing for interviews at investment banks, consulting firms, buy-side firms, etc. Also, this course might be useful for people interested to learn new things and in general interested in finance.

What Can You Do With A Finance Degree?

37+ Jobs & Strategies

Created by Tier 1 Wall Street - Owner

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Students: 2494, Price: Free

Wondering what can you do with a finance degree?

We break it down for you: job by job

Check out our free mini course on:

  • The types of jobs you want to target

  • The salary ranges for each jobs (from $75,000 to $140,000)

  • What you need to do to break into these roles

  • The types of jobs to COMPLETELY avoid

Investment Banking Pitchbooks (Hedging and Derivative Sales)

Step-by-step walkthrough of the optimal template for selling investment banking and financial services products

Created by Perry Fisher - Corporate Trainer | Consultant | The Tauro Group

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Students: 1912, Price: Free

Selling and presentation skills are invaluable tool for any business person or front-office employee. In this course I will share some of the insights I gained during my years working at one of the largest investment banks in South Africa.

A pitch book is a sales presentation sent to a client with the objective of beginning the sales process. Investment banks and companies involved in the financial services sector provide a whole host of services to businesses and governments. In order to do so they need to communicate their expertise, capabilities and product offerings clearly and concisely. Pitch books allow them to do so by bridging the gap between their capabilities, and how those capabilities would be useful in providing solutions to their client’s problems. In this course I will discuss the ways to craft deal-winning sales presentations or pitch books.

Pitch books are usually prepared in the form of slides. They are usually accompanied by an in-person presentation, where a representative from a financial services company would present the slides to the prospective client, and provide the client the opportunity to ask questions to elaborate or clarify the content of the presentation. The sales presentations are usually done by client-facing or sales-focused employees. We typically refer to these types of employees as being front-office employees.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Put together your own sales presentation, using a tried and trusted format used by top global investment banks and advisory firms.

  • Structure your sales presentation to go along with a verbal presentation that is relevant to your client, builds rapport, and opens up the selling discussion leaving you with the only step necessary afterwards: CLOSING THE DEAL!