Live Event – How to Analyze Any Business – 01-19-22 to 01-20-22

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • “I don’t know where to start when analyzing a business”
  • “Once I get into the numbers, I get completely lost”
  • “I have a hard time figuring out what does and doesn’t matter”

Most people learn how to navigate the mass of information available for any Business through trial and error.

We’ll help you shortcut that process by distilling nearly two decades of experience analyzing Businesses into a simple framework that you can use to analyze any Business.

In this hands-on course, we work through a variety of real-life examples (from Retailers to Distributors to Software Companies) to help you both save time and look smart in interviews and on the job.

Don’t waste the next 10-15 years trying to figure this out.

Let us make it easy for you!

The session will be led by our founder, Mike Kimpel, a former Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Hedge Fund professional…and current Adjunct Professor in Columbia Business School’s Value Investing Program.

Not Your Typical Course

We put a ton of time and effort into ensuring that you have an interactive, enjoyable (yes…Business Analysis can be enjoyable!) experience in our live courses.

Mike has spent 15+ years in the Finance industry working with companies around the globe. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he began his career in Investment Banking at UBS LA (then run by Ken Moelis), which led to a role in Private Equity at Golden Gate Capital ($15B under management). After earning his MBA at Columbia Business School, he joined HIG Capital ($42B under management) as a Vice President and later a long/short hedge fund in New York City that grew to nearly $2B in AUM during his five-year tenure at the fund.

Throughout his career, Mike has been heavily involved in training and education. He solely trained the incoming summer Analysts and Associates as a second-year analyst at UBS LA and later trained incoming Associates at Golden Gate.

Two years after graduating from Columbia, he was invited to join the Adjunct Faculty to teach in the highly selective Value Investing Program until 2019, when he pressed pause to focus on Access Distributed, where he now leads all training activities. Mike is now launching a new course called the Equity Analyst Toolkit in Spring 2022 at Columbia Business School.

Over the last three years, Mike worked at Wall Street Prep (WSP), a leading global financial training firm. For the first two years, he was a top-rated instructor and trained over 5,000 students. In 2019, he joined WSP as a Managing Partner and co-led content development, launched the Private Equity Practice, and led nearly all custom content projects.

During his tenure at Wall Street Prep, he trained multiple Fortune 500 Companies, top-tier investment banks, small-cap through mega-cap PE funds, and some of the world’s largest hedge funds.

He’s also trained countless undergraduates ranging from liberal arts to finance majors as well as top-tier MBA students at schools including Columbia Business School, Wharton, and Harvard Business School.

Mike is deeply passionate about making training intuitive, engaging, and fun.

Session Cost: $125

Sitewide Pass members received a further 20% off this course.

Have questions? Email us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is $125, but most Finance Training courses are $500-$1,000? What’s the catch?

No catch here. Our mission is to open access to Finance Careers to more people and we don’t think you should have to pay so much.

Will you limit capacity?

For this course, we’ll probably cap it at around 50 students which will allow us to answer your questions.

Will I get access to your Business Mechanics self-study course?

Yes. However, the self-study course won’t be available until Q1 of 2022. Thus far this has been a live-only course.

Will this help me with interviews?

ABSOLUTELY! One of the biggest struggles for students aiming for Finance is that they don’t have a simplified approach for analyzing Businesses.

As a result, they struggle when they are asked Business analysis questions in an interview that extend beyond the typical conceptual Finance Interview questions.

We get feedback nearly every day that our materials are some of the easiest to understand and that they helped our customers get a leg up in interviews.

Will this help me on the job?

Unquestionably! On the job, an Analyst’s finite resource is time. The faster you can get to the ‘answer’ and the better organized you are in your research process (and outputs!), the more valuable you will be as an Analyst.


Jan 19 - 20 2022


5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Mike Kimpel


Mike Kimpel
[email protected]
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