Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
You mean you didn't have one class focused on something like CAPM or pricing Acquisitions? My state school BS degree focused on that as well as corporate finance, options, debt instruments, ect.
I hope you listened to Roubini and at least made a small fortune while in school.
I did have a class like that.... but didn't go in to the detail needed for these types of job requirements. Also, i took that class about 1.5 years ago and haven't used that course material since then. I need a refresher course and also additional levels of understanding. Overall I focused more on the financial instruments and portfolio management courses (mostly quant oriented) rather than the corporate finance courses.
Roubini class has been very helpful in interviews. But that is because of his skill as a teacher and quality of the class rather than his recent fame or market outlook. I would assume that he was an excellent professor long before he was on the cover of the Financial Times, etc...
Originally Posted by gdl203
Go to Damodaran's website and follow his entire course (he still posts videos, right?). Do the assignments - particularly the ones around building comps and building a DCF.
Then pick a stock/company easy to understand, pull the 10K and use the last three years as historical financials, then build a full operating model (e.g. 5-year forecast), linking all the statements properly. This will not be easy - your nbalance sheet won't balance, you'll pull your hair out trying to figure out why, you'll go through all the lines one by one, it's irritating and frustrating and tiring, but it's necessary if you want to get it.
Thanks! I will do exactly that (website, etc..). I didn't get to take Damodaran because I was a Langone student.