The Investment Banking Institute is recognized as the financial education and training leader, offering an accelerated career path for current finance professionals and all individuals seeking to enter the finance industry.
IBI conducts more individual based programs in more cities than any other firm. Last year alone (2012) we held over 1000 sessions worldwide for more than 3500 live training hours; moreover, our bankers/instructors possess a combined 172 years of I-banking and/or PE experience.
The investment banking course offered by the investment banking institute is the same investment banking training offered by the world's leading investment banks. Finance professionals working as investment bankers, private equity or hedge fund investors usually begin their careers at firms that offer investment banking training programs focused on financial modeling and valuation because these core investment banking skills provide the foundation upon which their careers are built.
Many smaller, and often more prestigious, firms do not have investment banking training programs. The reason is that training is an added expense, and there is no assurance that a trainee will successfully learn everything needed of them, or even like doing it once they have learned. The investment banking institute guarantees that trainees will learn everything in the investment banking course, and even allows them to return to IBI anytime, free of charge, to take additional investment banking classes.
Practical Application of the Investment Banking Course
Job candidates who have completed the investment banking course are able to convert on opportunities that would have been unavailable to them without these indispensable skills. When joining a firm that has an investment banking training program in place, candidates who have previously been through an investment banking course have a tremendous advantage over those who have not. There are many reasons for this but the most outstanding is that you must first be hired by a firm to participate in their investment banking training. The time to prepare is before your interview, the way to be hired is through being as prepared as possible for the position you are interviewing for, and not to count on the firm to invest its own time and money in training you.
MBA Programs and Investment Banking Classes
Many students of the investment banking course come to the investment banking institute post MBA. The reason is that investment banking classes are just not offered in MBA programs. Upon completion of an MBA program, finance job candidates are often surprised to hear that they lack the investment banking skills necessary for the job they want. There really is no such thing as a university investment banking class and it really is an impractical topic to try to teach in an undergraduate or graduate program. An investment banking class must be part of a full investment banking course to effectively transfer the investment banking skills that are necessary in any highly sought after finance position. This can only be done in a live investment banking training program led by a seasoned investment banker who has successfully completed multiple transactions and has experience across different investment stages, sizes, and strategies.