Wall street 101- Understanding Financial Services

Beginner crash course for anyone seeking opportunities in the Financial services industry or Wall Street.
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (1,260 ratings)
10,022 students
1hr 17min of on-demand video
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Develop a high level understanding of the financial services lanscape and get familiar with wall street jargon.
Students will learn about the fin-tech industry - p2p lending, crowdfunding and robo advisory
Students will be able to understand the role of various financial services institutions in the economy.


  • A computer or cell phone with internet connection
  • Eagerness to learn about the financial services industry and wall street


Are you entering or looking to enter the world of financial services? Do you feel there is so much to learn but don't know where to start? Are you a sales person, analyst or operations manager looking to get a get a big picture of the financial services landscape before your big presentation due tomorrow? Do you need to brush up the basics before a wall street interview?

Instead of boring you with endless theory, this course gives you a practical foundation for anyone looking to understand the role of financial institutions and products in our day to day lives and also enables you to identify areas of financial services to specialize in. 

This course talks about what is out there in the world of Banking, Financial services and Fin-Tech in a short and concise manner. It can also serve as a precursor in case you are talking up specialized courses like Series 7, CFA, CFP or other professional licenses.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone interested in a beginner course in the financial services area and wants to the understand commonly used financial services & wall street terminology.
  • Must for all Business analysts, Project Manager, Senior executive, Consultants looking for working in the financial servies domain / wall street
  • Prep course for someone planning to get a financial certifications like series 7, CFA and CFP


Fin-Tech consultant and Instructor
Madhavan Gopalakrishnan
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,260 Reviews
  • 10,022 Students
  • 1 Course

My name is Madhavan and I am a Fin-tech consultant. I have my own consultancy practice and advise global tier 1 financial services and wall street firms in the area of finance and technology. Here are some of highlights of my experience and focus areas -

- Seasoned Fin-tech consultant with over 15 years of experience covering most areas of Banking & Financial services.

- Worked with major global financial firms - JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citibank and BlackStone.

- Designed and Implemented large scale complex financial,business and technology systems.

- Moderator of Regulation technology group on linked-in focusing on the impact of regulations on the financial services industry.

- My Udemy courses are designed to share practical aspects of financial services and give you the tools you need to succeed in a fiercely competitive landscape.

Good luck and Happy learning..

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