Investment Banking Course

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Course Overview

Land your dream job in Investment Banking with M&A activity at record levels, investment banks are expanding rapidly.
 
However, remote working conditions and non-stop work has led to analysts quitting at unprecedented levels. This is a great opportunity to lateral to a stronger platform or break into the industry as a whole.
 

This Course Is For You If:

  • The IBD Crash Course’s intended audience are current college students seeking internships or full-time positions in investment banking

  • We also offer advanced concepts for current finance professionals looking to make a lateral move

  • We assume you have a baseline knowledge of basic financial concepts

  • The goal of this platform is to help you drill down on specific interview prep in the most efficient way possible and ultimately secure an offer

  • We developed a customized set of training materials that we pair alongside 1:1 coaching with actual investment banking professionals to help differentiate yourself from the competition
 
 
 

$499

$255/Year Access

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Step 1

  • Introduction & Investment Banking 101

    Learn an overview of exactly how Investment Banking works

Some of what is covered in the Investment Banking course is below:

  1. What is an Investment Bank?
  2. Commercial vs. Corporate vs. Investment Banking
  3. Developing a Differentiated Thesis
  4. Front Office vs. Middle and Back Office
  5. Different Departments Within the Investment Bank
  6. Investment Banking Deep Dive: Capital Markets vs. M&A
  7. Debt Financing
  8. M&A
  9. Investment Banking Compensation
  10. Investment Banking Landscape
  11. Pros & Cons
  12. Investment Banking Exit Opportunities

Step 2

  • Networking & Behavioral Questions

    Our Investment Banking course will cover in detail the skills you need to land your next job in Investment Banking.

Resume Review and Crafting Your Story:

The first question for most interviews and networking conversations is, “walk me through your resume.” You will want to make sure you have a linear and logical story, both on your resume and one you can speak to, that leads to the conclusion that there is no doubt you should be in investment banking.

Cold Outreach and Networking Calls:

Networking is extremely important in investment banking: sending cold outreach emails and conducting networking calls is a process that can be mastered.

Recruiting Events:

Recruiting events are opportunities to get face-to-face with investment banking professionals and impress them. Given the sheer quantity of people attending recruiting events, sometimes it is more effective to grab a business card from as many people as possible from the event and use that as a way toschedule a 1:1 networking call.

Behavioral Interview Overview Often an overlooked piece of investment banking interviews, behavioral or “fit” oriented interview questions are used throughout the interview process. Some interviews during a firm’s process will be purely fit-focused; others can be purely technical. Some will be a mix of behavioral and technical. Generally, when meeting someone new during the process, you will at least walk through your background / story in each interview, even if it is a mostly technical-focused interview.

Step 3

  • Technical Guides & Excel Modeling

    Learn from our expert coaches on the technical skills and Excel knowledge necessary to succeed in an Investment banking role.

We’ll cover all aspects of the technical skills necessary to a job in investment banking.

Our modules cover:

  • Accounting Guide

  • Finance Technical Guide

  • M&A Questions

  • Valuation Questions

  • M&A Model 1: Target and Footlocker

Step 1

  • Introduction & Investment Banking 101

    Learn an overview of exactly how Investment Banking works

Some of what is covered in the Investment Banking course is below:

  1. What is an Investment Bank?
  2. Commercial vs. Corporate vs. Investment Banking
  3. Developing a Differentiated Thesis
  4. Front Office vs. Middle and Back Office
  5. Different Departments Within the Investment Bank
  6. Investment Banking Deep Dive: Capital Markets vs. M&A
  7. Debt Financing
  8. M&A
  9. Investment Banking Compensation
  10. Investment Banking Landscape
  11. Pros & Cons
  12. Investment Banking Exit Opportunities

Step 2

  • Networking & Behavioral Questions

    Our Investment Banking course will cover in detail the skills you need to land your next job in Investment Banking.

Resume Review and Crafting Your Story:

The first question for most interviews and networking conversations is, “walk me through your resume.” You will want to make sure you have a linear and logical story, both on your resume and one you can speak to, that leads to the conclusion that there is no doubt you should be in investment banking.

Cold Outreach and Networking Calls:

Networking is extremely important in investment banking: sending cold outreach emails and conducting networking calls is a process that can be mastered.

Recruiting Events:

Recruiting events are opportunities to get face-to-face with investment banking professionals and impress them. Given the sheer quantity of people attending recruiting events, sometimes it is more effective to grab a business card from as many people as possible from the event and use that as a way toschedule a 1:1 networking call.

Behavioral Interview Overview Often an overlooked piece of investment banking interviews, behavioral or “fit” oriented interview questions are used throughout the interview process. Some interviews during a firm’s process will be purely fit-focused; others can be purely technical. Some will be a mix of behavioral and technical. Generally, when meeting someone new during the process, you will at least walk through your background / story in each interview, even if it is a mostly technical-focused interview.

Step 3

  • Technical Guides & Excel Modeling

    Learn from our expert coaches on the technical skills and Excel knowledge necessary to succeed in an Investment banking role.

We’ll cover all aspects of the technical skills necessary to a job in investment banking.

Our modules cover:

  • Accounting Guide

  • Finance Technical Guide

  • M&A Questions

  • Valuation Questions

  • M&A Model 1: Target and Footlocker

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Investment Banking Curriculum Overview

  • Module 1 - Investment Banking Introduction

    Lessons: Investment Banking 101, Recruiting Overview, Resume Review, Lateraling Banks,

  • Module 2: Networking

    Networking

  • Module 3: Behavioral Interview Guide

    Behavioral Interview Guide

  • Module 4: Technical Questions

    Lessons: Accounting Guide, Finance Technical Guide, M&A Questions, Valuation Questions

  • Module 5: Excel Models & Training

    Lessons: M&A Model 1: Target and Footlocker

Need More Than A Course?

Get 8 Weeks Of Intensive Investment Banking Career Training

Our program supplements self-studying with a hands-on approach

  • Self-study on the platform and then receive 1:1 coaching to master your understanding

    Our team will hand-pick the right expert to connect with based on your career goals.

Get 8 Weeks Of Intensive Investment Banking Career Training

Our program supplements self-studying with a hands-on approach

  • Self-study on the platform and then receive 1:1 coaching to master your understanding

    Our team will hand-pick the right expert to connect with based on your career goals.

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Investment Banking Coaching Overview:

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Platform Resources:

KICKOFF

ONBOARDING

Intro call with Asif to discuss your goals and develop a plan of attack

  • Onboarding document

Week 1

Investment Banking Key Interview Questions

Learn about the most commonly asked interview questions and workshop your answer to “why investment banking” with a coach to make sure you have a logical and linear narrative for why you are the best candidate for the job. Do a mock interview with a coach to make sure you are 100% prepared to talk to headhunters.

  • Investment Banking 101 Guide
  • Key Lateral Questions Guide
  • OfficeHours Job Board
  • Networking Guide

Week 2

Resume Review

Once your narrative has been fleshed out, put pen to paper and translate the narrative to a perfect investment banking resume. Receive offline or live workshops from a coach

  • Resume review template

Week 3

Technical Question Q&A

Practice walking through the most commonly asked technical questions in investment banking, including accounting, valuation, general finance questions, and even excel models. Simulate a technical interview setting to make sure you
can answer questions clearly and concisely – we’ve seen people get dinged even if they go to the right answer because the deliver was not perfect.

  • Technical guides
  • Excel models

Week 4

Behavioral Question Q&A

Practice walking through the most commonly asked behavioral questions to make sure you show off your key strengths, have strong answers for your weaknesses, and to incorporate key life anecdotes that can be used to demonstrate leadership, ability to work on a team, initiative, and attention to detail.

  • Behavioural guides

Week 5

Deal Walkthroughs and Work Experience Questions

Walk me through a deal on your resume” will certainly be asked during IBD lateral interviews – fill out our deal template and get grilled 1:1 by a coach to ensure understanding of your deal from a buyside investor’s perspective. If you do not have any deals, work with a coach to flesh out pitch experience or other
project related work

  • Deal walkthrough template

Week 6

Mock Interviews

Simulate an investment banking interview that may cover behavioral, technical, deal walkthrough, industry, and firm specific questions

Week 7-8

Mastery

Target your areas of most improvement. For some, this is on verbal technical questions. For others, it is on behavioral questions. Get extra reps in from the numerous practice questions and case studies on our platform and go into interviews feeling as prepared as possible.

Offer

Offer Selection and Negotiation

Many of our mentees receive multiple offers. Do an offer selection call to determine which offer is right for you and how to negotiate compensation. We have helped numerous mentees negotiate start dates, relocation and signing bonuses, and buying out their banking bonus. We also help accelerate interview timelines.

  • Offer selection guide

Breaking Into Investment Banking

Be Prepared For Your Hedge Fund Interview

  • Detailed, Practical Courses

    Learn exactly what you need to know in your career track of choice.

  • Time Relevant

    Our content is designed for the next annual recruiting round from Wall Street firms.

  • Built By & Trusted By Experts

    OfficeHours was built by finance professionals with decades of combined experience and direct expertise in recruiting and putting your best foot forward.

  • Personalized Service

    Need more help than our in-depth courses? We have a team of people already working in the jobs you want, with hands-on experience ready to provide you personalized coaching.

Commonly Asked Questions

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OfficeHours is a career development company catered towards investment banking analysts and other finance professionals who just kicked off their careers. 

Our career coaching service matches you with relevant coaches to help you excel on the job, achieve high reviews, get promoted, and earn top bonuses.

OfficeHours coaches come from 100+ premier institutions and many have exited from banking into various industries including private equity, hedge funds, startups, and corporate development. They provide actionable advice on how to succeed on the job you currently have and share firsthand experience on how they thought about next steps.  

If you are already set on recruiting for a new job, our interview prep service matches you with a coach in your target industry to help navigate the job search process, from application to interview to offer. We’ve helped individuals prep and place within private equity and other jobs within finance.

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