What is the difference between making a purpose built spread sheet and financial modelling? Financial modelling is much more flexible and can be easily modified to solve a wide array of questions. This course will examine the tools built into Excel and VBA and their use in financial modelling The tools will be introduced using concepts such as the time value of money, bond pricing, risk and return, financial planning and option pricing. Tools will include absolute cell references, names, lookup tables, formatting, spinners (and other controls), if statements, graphs, etc., as well as an introduction to VBA programming. A basic knowledge of Excel is assumed with no prior experience with VBA.