VBA Programming for Finance

New York Institute of Finance

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  • 2 days
  • in person, online

What are the topics?

New York Institute of Finance

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Who should attend

Financial analysts and anyone seeking to become a better financial modeler.

About the course

This course will teach you the essential elements of Excel/VBA to build practically useful applications and conduct data analysis for finance.

This course is a component of the Data Analysis and Programming for Finance Professional Certificate

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Familiarity with financial instruments and markets
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills

*CURRICULUM *

Day 1

MODULE 1: VBA FUNDAMENTALS

  • The VBA IDE
  • Recording and running macros
  • Data types, variables, constants and arrays
  • Functions and subroutines
  • Private vs. public procedures
  • Built-in functions and statements

MODULE 2: VBA PROGRAMMING TOOLS

  • Variable scope
  • Flow control, loops and exception handling
  • A Black-Scholes function
  • Calling Solver with VBA
  • Automating bond yield computations
  • Monte Carlo simulation

Day 2

MODULE 1: ADVANCED VBA TOPICS

  • Passing arguments to subroutines and functions
  • Pass by value vs. pass by reference
  • The Excel object model
  • Debugging
  • Error trapping
  • Creating add-ins

MODULE 2: WORKING WITH DATA

  • External data, files, databases and websites
  • Reading and writing .csv and .txt files
  • Sharing data with other MS Office applications
  • Accessing Bloomberg data with VBA

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

DESK-READY SKILLS

  • Learn the elements of programming in VBA
  • Build an option pricer in VBA
  • Develop a Monte Carlo simulation engine with VBA
  • Write VBA code to access Bloomberg data and websites

PREREQUISITES

  • Familiarity with financial instruments and markets
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills

VBA Programming for Finance at New York Institute of Finance

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