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How To Build A Financial Model (Online Class)

General Assembly

Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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How To Build A Financial Model - Online Class
Friday, February 22nd from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michael Robson, General Manager of Enterprise, General Assembly

Models mean different things to different people, but they are basically a simplified representation of a system built to support predictions and/or decision making. In this class, we’ll talk about first steps in building a model, how to define the purpose/use of the model, and how to determine what business questions you’re trying to solve.

Student Takeaways:

  • Understand in which situations a model will be a helpful tool to support decision making 
  • Apply model building “best practices” to reduce errors and improve usability of model 
  • Understand and leverage models to apply basic analysis techniques (e.g., break even analysis, growth rate calculations, simple scenario analysis)

This one-hour livestream will highlight some of the takeaways from the upcoming SXSW 2013 panel. There will be a live Q&A, so come to the chat room with questions ready.

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Michael Robson is the General Manager of General Assembly's Enterprise business. Prior to GA, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Company for 8 years, working with large organizations throughout Australia, Asia, Latin America and the US. As part of this work, Michael built, or oversaw the development of over 30 financial models in a range of different industries (financial services, consumer products, high tech, agriculture, industrial etc), and developed and taught an introductory modeling program for McKinsey Business Analysts. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BComm (Finance) from the University of Queensland.

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Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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