PowerPoint for Business & Finance

Build professional Microsoft PowerPoint pitch decks, presentations, and more using industry best practices.

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Overview

What you’ll learn

This course will teach you all the Powerpoint features, visuals, and shortcuts you need to stand out in any business or finance role. We’ll start with the very basics, and gradually progress to creating professional slide decks such as a stock pitch deck and a management consulting presentation. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the theory, followed by practical exercises in the form of case studies to replicate the type of work you may encounter as an intern or full-time working professional.

70+ High Quality Lessons

Downloadable PowerPoint and PDF files

Two Real-Life Finance and Consulting Case Studies

Lifetime Access on Any Device

Student Profiles

Who are these courses for?

University Students

If you're a college student looking to secure an internship or full-time job in a top tier business, finance, or investment firm, these courses are for you.

Working Professionals

If you're a working professional looking to level up your technical career skills, these courses are for you.

Career Switchers

If you're looking to boost your technical skills to better your chances of switching into a business or finance role, this course is for you.

Learn industry best practices to create slides efficiently

This course walks you through the PowerPoint techniques used to make industry grade business and finance presentations. Our instructors will teach the presentation building approach they used to win stock pitch competitions at top tier investment banks.

Learn fundamental charting and graphic tools

Make effective charts, graphics, and illustrations that are applicable to any corporate role. Common scenarios include client sales presentations, internal communications, and investor meetings amongst many others.

Practical lessons applicable to real business & finance opportunities

This course is tailored for current or aspiring professionals in any relevant business industry or corporate function. This includes financial analysts, investment bankers, management consultants, business analysts, product marketers, and sales associates among others.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Course Overview
  • PowerPoint Computer Settings
  • Course Resource: PowerPoint Shortcuts
Module 2: Introduction to PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint View Options & Settings
  • Ribbon Essentials
  • Slide Layouts
  • Slide Master Setup
  • Header & Footer
  • Case Study: Base Presentation Layout
Module 3: Text Inputs
  • Inputting Text
  • Inputting Equations
  • Lists & Bullets
  • Fonts & Formats
  • Object Alignment
  • Essential Shortcuts
  • Alt Key Shortcuts
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Format Painter
  • Case Study: Putting It All Together
Module 4: Text Visuals
  • Shape Fundamentals
  • Shape Text Margins
  • Edit Shape Points
  • Lines & Connectors
  • Front & Back Feature
  • Object Grouping
  • Pictures
  • Case Study: World Map Slide
Module 5: Data Visuals
  • Making a Chart
  • Linking Excel to PowerPoint
  • Basic Charts
  • Combo Chart
  • Doughnut Chart
  • Gauge Chart
  • Football Field Chart
  • PowerPoint Tables
  • SmartArt
  • Case Study: Amazon Profile Slide
Module 6: Presentations
  • Object Animations
  • Text Animations
  • Slide Transitions
  • Screen Recording
  • Presentation Audio
  • Inserting Video
  • Hidden Slides
  • Presenter Tools
  • Presentation Comments
  • Sharing Presentations
  • Case Study: McDonald's Next Steps Timeline
Module 7: Apple Stock Pitch Case Study
  • What is a Stock Pitch Deck
  • Case Study Introduction
  • Slide Master Setup
  • Title Slide
  • Agenda Slides
  • Investment Summary
  • Industry Overview
  • Company Overview Slide 1
  • Company Overview Slide 2
  • Catalyst Slide 1
  • Catalyst Slide 2
  • Catalyst Slide 3
  • Risks & Mitigants Slide
  • Discounted Cash Flow Slide
  • Final Recommendation Slide
Module 8: McDonald's Consulting Case Study
  • Case Study Introduction
  • Slide Master Setup
  • Title Slide
  • Table of Contents
  • Section Divider Slides
  • Executive Summary Slide
  • Real Estate Opportunity Slide
  • Real Estate Costs Slide
  • Manual Labor Slide
  • Reducing Operating Space Slide
  • Labor Savings Slide
  • Investment Timeline Slide
  • Contact Slide
Module 9: Next Steps
  • Next Steps
Get Certified!

Impress recruiters with your resume

Upon completion of all course lessons, you will receive a digital certificate with your credentials. Furthermore, you can add it to your LinkedIn to show your skills to recruiters!

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Testimonials

What our students say

Real stories from real people

"Very thorough and comprehensive! The guidance I received from the senior instructors helps me in my everyday life as a financial analyst at Amazon."1

Well Done!

Isabella W.

"The course delivered as promised. It had the right balance of theory and practical exercises with downloadable resources to further my learning. Great job!"

Awesome Course!

Andy G.

"Kenji & Michael's teachings are practical and focus almost entirely on giving the student the tools to succeed in real life business and finance scenarios. After finishing the course, I feel like I am no longer missing out on something that is so essential for my career."

Highly Recommend!

Yakuphan A.

"Really enjoyed the practical case studies that made it feel like a real scenario I could encounter at work."

Super Helpful!

Isabella W.

"Very thorough and comprehensive! The guidance I received from the senior instructors helps me in my everyday life as a financial analyst at Amazon."

Well Done!

Tristan C.

"The senior instructors have really helped me develop the skills I needed to perform at the level of a finance professional. These practical skills have carried me a long way in my banking career!"

Just What I Needed!

Daniel M.

"I took this course before starting my job as an investing banking analyst, not being from a hardcore finance background, this course helped in solidifying my basic concepts as well building real life excel skills that are required for my job."

Amazing, Detailed and Realistic!

Ishaan M.

"Very thorough and practical, definitely recommend for those who want to level up their Excel skills."

Excellent

Bilal K.

"This course managed to reactivate the knowledge from my university studies 15 years ago and, above all, to translate it into a practical context. The Excel skills taught along the way are at least as valuable to me. Thank you Kenji & Team ."

Very, very helpful!

Marco H.

"The course was extremely helpful, it has allowed me to build my Excel finance skills from the ground up, the course is perfect for anyone looking to strengthen their knowledge of Excel and finance. Amazing Work!"

A Very Complete Course!

Teo B.

"This course has given me the opportunity to strengthen my accounting foundations, learn how to build a dynamic 3-statement model, conduct a complex DCF, Comps and Precedent Transactions valuation, and create a stock pitch deck to present to target clients."

Cheers!

Marvel T.

"Clear explanation with concrete examples."

Clear Explanations!

Russell T.

"The case studies are just perfect!"

Perfect!

Murilo C.

"The course delivered as promised. It had the right balance of theory and practical exercises with downloadable resources to further my learning. Great job!"

Awesome Course!

Andy G.

"Kenji & Michael's teachings are practical and focus almost entirely on giving the student the tools to succeed in real life business and finance scenarios. After finishing the course, I feel like I am no longer missing out on something that is so essential for my career."

Highly Recommend!

Yakuphan A.

"Really enjoyed the practical case studies that made it feel like a real scenario I could encounter at work."

Super Helpful!

Isabella W.

"Very thorough and comprehensive! The guidance I received from the senior instructors helps me in my everyday life as a financial analyst at Amazon."

Well Done!

Tristan C.

"The senior instructors have really helped me develop the skills I needed to perform at the level of a finance professional. These practical skills have carried me a long way in my banking career!"

Just What I Needed!

Daniel M.

"I took this course before starting my job as an investing banking analyst, not being from a hardcore finance background, this course helped in solidifying my basic concepts as well building real life excel skills that are required for my job."

Amazing, Detailed and Realistic!

Ishaan M.

"Very thorough and practical, definitely recommend for those who want to level up their Excel skills."

Excellent

Bilal K.

"This course managed to reactivate the knowledge from my university studies 15 years ago and, above all, to translate it into a practical context. The Excel skills taught along the way are at least as valuable to me. Thank you Kenji & Team ."

Very, very helpful!

Marco H.

"The course was extremely helpful, it has allowed me to build my Excel finance skills from the ground up, the course is perfect for anyone looking to strengthen their knowledge of Excel and finance. Amazing Work!"

A Very Complete Course!

Teo B.

"This course has given me the opportunity to strengthen my accounting foundations, learn how to build a dynamic 3-statement model, conduct a complex DCF, Comps and Precedent Transactions valuation, and create a stock pitch deck to present to target clients."

Cheers!

Marvel T.

"Clear explanation with concrete examples."

Clear Explanations!

Russell T.

"The case studies are just perfect!"

Perfect!

Murilo C.

"The course delivered as promised. It had the right balance of theory and practical exercises with downloadable resources to further my learning. Great job!"

Awesome Course!

Andy G.

"Kenji & Michael's teachings are practical and focus almost entirely on giving the student the tools to succeed in real life business and finance scenarios. After finishing the course, I feel like I am no longer missing out on something that is so essential for my career."

Highly Recommend!

Yakuphan A.

"Really enjoyed the practical case studies that made it feel like a real scenario I could encounter at work."

Super Helpful!

Isabella W.

"Very thorough and comprehensive! The guidance I received from the senior instructors helps me in my everyday life as a financial analyst at Amazon."

Well Done!

Tristan C.

"The senior instructors have really helped me develop the skills I needed to perform at the level of a finance professional. These practical skills have carried me a long way in my banking career!"

Just What I Needed!

Daniel M.

"I took this course before starting my job as an investing banking analyst, not being from a hardcore finance background, this course helped in solidifying my basic concepts as well building real life excel skills that are required for my job."

Amazing, Detailed and Realistic!

Ishaan M.

"Very thorough and practical, definitely recommend for those who want to level up their Excel skills."

Excellent

Bilal K.

"This course managed to reactivate the knowledge from my university studies 15 years ago and, above all, to translate it into a practical context. The Excel skills taught along the way are at least as valuable to me. Thank you Kenji & Team ."

Very, very helpful!

Marco H.

"The course was extremely helpful, it has allowed me to build my Excel finance skills from the ground up, the course is perfect for anyone looking to strengthen their knowledge of Excel and finance. Amazing Work!"

A Very Complete Course!

Teo B.

"This course has given me the opportunity to strengthen my accounting foundations, learn how to build a dynamic 3-statement model, conduct a complex DCF, Comps and Precedent Transactions valuation, and create a stock pitch deck to present to target clients."

Cheers!

Marvel T.

"Clear explanation with concrete examples."

Clear Explanations!

Russell T.

"The case studies are just perfect!"

Perfect!

Murilo C.

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Your instructors

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Kenji Farre
Senior Instructor

Hey there, I’m Kenji, a Cornell University graduate with work experience at companies like Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and PwC. In just a few months, our tutorials have helped 5M+ people level-up their Excel, Finance, and Business skills. I know exactly where the pain points are -I’ve lived them myself. Looking forward to getting started!

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Michael Quach
Senior Instructor

Aloha! I’m Michael, a Cornell University graduate born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I’ve worked at companies like Tesla, Cushman & Wakefield, and IHG Hotels & Resorts. Throughout, I’ve experienced first-hand the importance of being proficient in Excel, finance, and valuation to perform in any business role. My hope is that our courses will help you take your career to the next level.

Course Pricing

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PowerPoint for Business & Finance
Single Course
$99.95
Includes:
  • {yes} Access to Full PowerPoint Curriculum
  • {yes} PowerPoint Course Completion Certificate
  • {yes} PowerPoint Shortcuts Guidance Sheet
  • {yes} Downloadable Start and End Files
  • {yes} PPT Case Study: Apple Stock Pitch Deck
  • {yes} PPT Case Study: McDonald's Consulting Deck
  • {no} Access to Full Excel Curriculum
  • {no} Business Case Study: Excel Interview Test
  • {no} Finance Case Study: Apple 3 Statement Model
  • {no} Excel Course Completion Certificate
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Excel + PowerPoint for Business & Finance
Bundle
$215.95
Includes:
  • {yes} Access to Full PowerPoint Curriculum
  • {yes} PowerPoint Course Completion Certificate
  • {yes} PowerPoint Shortcuts Guidance Sheet
  • {yes} Access to Full Excel Curriculum
  • {yes} Downloadable Start and End Files
  • {yes} Business Case Study: Excel Interview Test
  • {yes} PPT Case Study: Apple Stock Pitch Deck
  • {yes} Finance Case Study: Apple 3 Statement Model
  • {yes} PPT Case Study: McDonald's Consulting Deck
  • {yes} Excel Course Completion Certificate
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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this course take me to complete?

The course is designed for students to complete around 2 modules per week, for a total of 4-5 weeks until course completion. However, the course can be completed at your own pace (faster or slower) and you'll have unlimited access to the materials.

Do you offer any corporate deals / bulk discounts?

Yes we do, please email us at info@careerprinciples.com with your details.

How is this course different from other PowerPoint courses?

Unlike most generic PowerPoint courses, our course is specifically tailored for elite level business and finance roles using our internship and full-time experience at top tier companies such as Tesla, Amazon, and Goldman Sachs. Most other courses are too theoretical and disregard the practical applications of building an office ready PowerPoint presentation. That's why this course is based on real-life examples with the most notable being our Apple stock pitch and McDonald's consulting presentation. Lastly, we're with you every step of the way through our interactive discussion forum.

What level of PowerPoint do I need for this course?

This course is for all levels ranging from beginners to advanced users. If you're an advanced user, you might want to skip the basic input modules!

What are the prerequisites for this course?

All you need is a computer with Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn!

How long will I have the course materials for?

You will have lifetime access to the lessons and materials. The course can be taken on both smartphone and computer.

For other inquiries:

For any other general inquiries, please contact us at info@careerprinciples.com