Mar 18 2011

Wall St. Training Seminar on M&A and LBO modeling

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We would like to formally invite you to the upcoming Wall St. Training Seminar on M&A and LBO modeling.  The training will take place the first weekend in April as follows:


Date and Times:  Saturday, April 2nd – Sunday, April 3rd, 9am-5pm (lunch break included)

Location:  Bentley University, ACE Lab, JENNISON 305


Wall St. Training ( is an industry leader in providing training programs on corporate valuation and modeling.  They have hosted training seminars for numerous financial firms including JP Morgan, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Lazard, as well as universities.


Here are some of the many benefits of participating:


-Learn the essentials of modeling and valuation techniques by Excel in a real business setting.

·         M&A Deal Structuring: asset vs. stock deals, cash vs. stock consideration

·         Merger Modeling: Accretion Dilution and merger consequences, the “PE ratio” game

·         Capital Structure changes: opportunity costs of share repurchases & recapitalizations

·         LBO Modeling: leverage to maximize returns


-Networking with instructors, all of whom are VP level or higher in investment banks and private equity firms on Wall St.


-Interview preparation and a review of the most up-to-date interview questions (and suggested answers) is included as part of the training session.  Our comprehensive, 14-hour live class gives you the most hands-on, non-theoretical training available to become a superb investment banker and excel in the financial profession.


Through the combination of generous student pricing from Wall St. Training and support from the GFA and GSA, the price for this weekend training session will be $99 per person for our Bentley graduate students.  This seminar is usually offered at a rate of $1500 per day for professionals, so we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity while you’re still a student.


You can register for the event at  Cost:  $99 per graduate student, $150 per non-graduate student.  Be sure to use the discount code bentley_grad in order to receive the educational discount.  Please note that the drop down option still has the full student price of $150, but you will only be charged $99 after you enter the code.


Please feel free to email us with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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Jan 28 2011

An Interactive Conversation with Mr. Luke Chilone and Ms. Xia Chafel

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GFA speaker series:

An Interactive Conversation with Mr. Luke Chilone and Ms. Xia Chafel

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

4pm-5:30pm, LaCava 340

·         Interested in the banking industry?

·         Curious to find most valued skills in a working environment?

·         Want to know more about technology impacts in finance?

Please join us in an interactive conversation with Mr. Luke Chilone and Ms. Xia Chafel.

Mr. Chilone is the Executive Director of Technology at Morgan Stanley in New York.  Learn some hidden facts about the financial industry, important skills for interviews and managing yourself in the workplace, and ways in which innovations in IT operations are being implemented at leading financial institutions around the world.

Ms. Xia Chafel is the lead analyst in the Investment Planning division of National Grid.  Learn more about the importance of risk management, capital budgeting and other aspects of investment planning.

Don’t miss the chance to speak with company executives (and former Bentley students!).  If you have any specific questions/topics you would like to discuss with either speaker, please submit them to [email protected] by Feb 1st, as Mr. Chilone and Ms. Chafel would like to integrate those topics into their presentations.

Refreshments will be provided.

Check us out on Facebook (GFA Bentley) and join the group to hear about more upcoming events.

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May 26 2010


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The Graduate Finance Association will be hosting Wall Street Prep’s Financial and Valuation Modeling seminar at Bentley University on the weekend of June 12-13, 2010. Taught by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, this weekend seminar bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the practical financial skill set they need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job. Full details can be found at:


  • Saturday, June 12 (9am-5pm): Financial Modeling in Excel
  • Sunday, June 13 (9am-5pm): Introduction to Valuation / Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Modeling


This seminar is for all students pursuing careers in: investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, portfolio management, business development, capital markets, and equity & credit research


  • Supplement academic theory with real-life applications
  • Simulate what finance professionals actually do on a daily basis
  • Obtain practical financial skill set needed to excel on the job in finance


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·         $99, which represents an 80% educational discount relative to WSP’s corporate training fees


  • Two days of live training
  • Extensive materials – comprehensive manuals and robust and reusable Excel model templates
  • 3-month access to Crash Course in Excel online module
  • 3-month post-seminar online access to Financial and DCF Modeling modules covered during the seminar
  • 3-month e-mail access to Support Team, comprised of former finance professionals, whom students can contact with follow-up questions


Wall Street Prep is a global full-service financial training firm, providing instructor-led training and e-learning services to investment banks, financial institutions, and Fortune 1000 companies, and has conducted seminars at some of the most prestigious academic institutions and corporations in the world, including Kellogg School of Management, Cornell University, NYU, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Credit Suisse First Boston, SK Telecom, and Thomson.


Please feel free to contact Arkady Libman at alibman at

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