Investment Banking Certification


The Certified Investment Banking Associate (CIBA) is a professional certification tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals with our 100% online learning platform and multimedia study materials. This platform includes audio interviews with industry experts, instructional videos covering the best practices, fundamentals and insights. Participants take a hands-on approach to studying the investment banking business, learning about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process, and evaluating firms based on various financial models. Participants will become familiar with how M&A works, different valuation methods and preparing debt and equity offerings.

Benefits of the becoming a Certified Investment Banking Associate (CIBA):

  • Add the CIBA Designation to your resume, assuring employers that you are dedicated to working in the industry, focused on learning more about investment banking, and able to work more efficiently after being promoted or hired.
  • Advance your investment banking career by raising your level of investment banking knowledge and increasing your ability to work quickly and effectively. Specialized knowledge is valuable and an asset in our knowledge economy and mastering investment banking models, terms, and industry best practices allows you to work more efficiently than your competitors.
  • Exclusive Access to tools and multimedia training resources found online within the CIBA Certification Program.
  • Speak the investment banking language – Earning the CIBA Designation assures that you can attend conferences, job interviews, and other networking events while being able to contribute to conversations and understand discussions about current events or trends within the industry. Our program will help you to understand the terms and implement the tactics and tools of leading investment banking professionals.

Add The Certified Investment Banking Associate (CIBA) Program to Your Resume Immediately: As soon as you register you can list on your resume that you are a candidate within the Certified Investment Banking Associate (CIBA) program, and once you graduate you can add the following lines to your resume under your Education or Academics section:

  • Completed challenging investment banking training and certification program which required a strategic project and covered investment banking terms, excel-based modeling techniques, investment strategies, evaluation techniques, and best practices.
  • Obtained a ___% on the two-hour comprehensive examination on investment banking which included 80 multiple choice questions and two essay questions.

How Does This Program Work? Once you register for CIBA, you’ll receive a log-in and password for the online CIBA Classroom page. When
you log-in, you’ll have access to the practice examination, training videos, and audio resources. After you’ve gone through the materials there and the required text book and feel ready to take the CIBA examination, you can schedule yourself for the online examination. We offer an exam on the 10th of every month, giving you 12 opportunities to take the examination each year. Simply complete the Examination Scheduling form, send an email, or give us a call at least 2 weeks before the upcoming exam date, and we’ll get you set up for the test. After you pass the CIBA examination, you’ll be awarded the CIBA certificate and designation to use after your name.

Who is This Certified Investment Banking Associate Program Built For?

  • Analysts or associates looking to improve their investment banking industry knowledge
  • Students with some professional experience who are looking for continuing education opportunities
  • Seasoned professionals looking for professional self-improvement training on investment banking
  • Professionals who have just taken a position as part of an investment banking team
  • Banking professionals looking to improve their investment banking knowledge and leverage the changes the event industry has experienced in the past 10 years
  • Investment banking placement agents and consultants

Finance Training Society Course Catalog: Click here if you would like to review all of our training program options, design your Master’s Certificate, or print out and show what programs you want to complete. We encourage you to share our catalog with your boss, business partner, or team.

Master’s Certificate Credit: The Master’s Certificate in Finance & Investments is a challenging program requiring the participant to complete a total of five training programs on Current Finance & Investments Department programs to choose from include Financial Analysis, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Business Brokerage, Financial Modeling and Qualified Family Office Professional. Click Here to view more details about joining our Master’s Certification Program.

Investment Banking Associate Certification Learning Objectives:

  • Put your studies in perspective through exposure to the business of investment banking.
  • Recognize that “valuation” lies at the core of an investment banker’s skill set.
  • Prepare to learn about valuation by gaining exposure to financial statements and accounting. Discover how figures flow between income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement, and gain exposure to more complex topics such as depreciation, goodwill and deferred taxes.
  • Learn valuation based on comparable companies’ analysis. You’ll learn how to choose comparables, find relevant financial data, analyze statistics and calculate valuation.
  • Learn valuation based on precedent transactions analysis. You’ll learn how to choose transactions, find relevant historical data, analyze multiples and calculate valuation.
  • Learn valuation based on discounted cash flow analysis. You’ll learn how to forecast cash flows, determine a cost of capital, compute the terminal value, discount back to the present and calculate valuation.
  • Take a hands-on approach to studying financial modeling techniques including more advanced topics such as sensitivities, complex capital structures, scenario toggles and cash flow revolvers.
  • Find out how the LBO process works and how LBO models can be used for valuation.
  • Become familiar with the M&A process including an examination of the accretion / dilution concept.
  • Become familiar with equity and debt offerings.

Expert Audio Interviews: In this invaluable program you receive over 30 hours of audio and insights from Investment Banking experts ranging from CEO’s to executive board members that typically don’t speak to the press and maintain utmost privacy. These experts include:

Dr. Edward D. Weinberger Richard Wilson
John Louden Chuck Bush

Video Modules + Audio Interviews + Required Reading Completing the CIBA program involves self-paced studying using our library of over 80 concise video modules and invaluable expert interviews, and one required text:

1)Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions by Joshua Rosenbaum & Joshua Pearl (ISBN-10: 0470442204)

Audio Interview Sample:
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Who offers CIBA? The Certified Investment Banking Associate Program is offered through, which is operated by the Global Training & Certification (G.T.C.) Institute, LLC. We have trained and certified well over 15,000 participants and our platform provides the #1 most practical, challenging and globally relevant certification platform.The self-paced financial analyst training program is delivered through online lecture videos, an audio program, a workbook, and step-by-step screen capture tutorials. Our program requires one year of previous professional experience that is relevant. Over 70% of professionals who have completed this program in the past have also completed our hedge fund, private equity, financial modeling, or financial analysis programs as well.

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Satisfaction Guarantee: We are so confident that you will greatly benefit from our career coaching, practical training modules, and resume improvement from completing our programs that we offer a 100% money back refund policy. If you change your mind about completing our programs for any reason at all within the first 7 weeks after registering just email us and you will get your full money back in 1 business day. Give us a test drive by registering today and you will see why over 15,000 participants like you have completed our training programs.

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Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Our Online Investment Banking Certification:

1) Question: Are there weekly homework assignments, phone calls, or sessions that are scheduled at specific times?

Answer: There are no weekly homework assignments, phone calls, or classes scheduled. In fact, the only set dates in our programs are the four exam dates that we offer each year. The program is entirely self-paced.

Once you have registered, you will be provided with login details to access our proprietary certification platform. After you’ve logged in, you will be able to watch the program’s video training modules, complete your strategic project (as laid out in the study guide), email our faculty with questions, complete the self-grading practice test, and schedule your online examination. Our examination is offered 100% online, which has allowed participants from over 40 countries to participate and complete our programs.

2) Question: How can I use this certification on my resume or bio after completing it?

Answer: While you are enrolled in the program you can note that you are currently a candidate. For example, if taking the Certified Investment Banking Associate (CIBA) program, you can share on your resume or business profiles that you are a CIBA Candidate.

After completing the program you are then able note that you are certified in this area on your resume, professional biography, account, Facebook account, cover letters for job applications, etc. Contact us if you would like specialized sized images of the designation logo to place on your personal or social media website pages.

3) Question: Will becoming certified really help me in my career?

Answer: We live in a knowledge-based economy. Our programs are geared toward very specific fields and skill sets to help you gain specialized knowledge within areas most critical to your success. Completing a certification program allows you to show others on your resume and bio that you are more well-trained and credible than other professionals in the industry. A recent study by Gartner also showed that certification programs increased compensation by 5-11% on average, and can boost your income by as much as 30-40% annually. When an employer or potential client is choosing between you and someone with very similar work experience and education, being certified is one more thing that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Master’s Certificate Program: To further your specialized knowledge and explore how you can use this certification towards completing a Master’s Certificate here on our platform please click here.

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