These finance courses could help you land a coveted job at a top

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jp morganREUTERS/Eduardo MunozThe finance field is quite literally where the money is. Jobs in business are increasing at an impressive rate and can offer even more impressive salaries.

But in order to acquire these jobs, one must have the requisite knowledge that goes with them.

Here, we collected six courses that cover key topics finance professional are expected to know their way around, like accounting, financial modeling, using Excel, and communicating effectively. If you are looking to land a coveted role at a top investment bank or hedge fund, these could help you get your foot in the door.

For a limited time, a few of thes classes are on sale, too, which we've highlighted below.

UdemyThis course is aimed at those who are brand new to the field of finance and looking to create a foundation in accounting. After learning the basics of financial statement analysis, students will use that knowledge to examine case studies based in real world economics.

Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis: Complete Training, $15 (originally $155), available at Udemy. [91% off with promo code: LETSGO2016]

UdemyFinancial modeling is the act of creating an abstract representation of a real-world financial situation. In business, this usually takes shape as a model, forecasting future performance that is based on an understanding of past performance. This class aims to first teach you how to analyze a company's historical data, and then use that information to build a model that projects five years into the future.

1Statement AnalysisUdemyExcel is one of the most versatile and useful tools on your PC, especially for those working in finance. With Excel you can create models and use past data to project the future performance of a company or other potential investments. For those with a pretty good background in Excel, this bundle of courses should help you build on those skills.

UdemyFor those without a well-rounded knowledge of Excel, this is the place to start. This course will first take you through the general uses of Excel, teaching you the tricks of its more advanced features to help you become quicker at accomplishing the simpler tasks the program is capable of. From there, you’ll learn more complex functions specific to financial modeling; you’ll build cash flow statements and valuation models from scratch, and figure out how to build good-looking charts suitable for presenting in professional environment.

Beginner to Pro in Excel: Financial Modeling and Valuation, (originally 5), available at Udemy. [94% off with promo code: LETSGO2016]

1Financial ModelingUdemyInvestment bankers and financial practitioners depend on corporate valuations when making decisions with a lot of money at stake. Should we invest in this company? What should a company be valued at for its initial public offering? In some cases, millions of dollars trade hands when these questions are answered, and because of this, the ability to accurately value companies is extremely valuable.

This course focuses on giving students an understanding of the ins and outs of these valuations and then teaching students how to turn that understanding into an actual Excel-based valuation model, like the ones used by professionals.

UdemyClear communication is one of the most vital skills in business that people probably don’t consider often enough. The ability to convey your ideas with poise and confidence is invaluable when pitching clients, negotiating deals, even making small talk with your partners at the firm.

Jimmy Naraine has designed this course to teach you the simple mistakes you might make while communicating and how to fix them, helping you with things like fixing bad body language and better handling conflict. He also aims to bring out your confidence and get you past any fear of public speaking you may have.

Communication Skills - Communicate with Confidence & Charisma, $15 (originally $197), available at Udemy. [93% off with promo code: LETSGO2016]

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