Intro to Investment Banking, M&A, IPO, Modeling + Free Book
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Award Winning Business School Prof, Ivy League MBA that Worked at Goldman. Currently a Venture Capitalist @ Top a VC.
3.8 (146 ratings)
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1,864 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take your career to the next level!
  • Create financial models from scratch (the Professor makes it so easy to understand).
  • Understand how investment banking firms work and what they can do to help your business.
  • Value companies the easy way.
  • Understand how an IPO works!
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Requirements
  • Nothing except very basic understanding of accounting (very basic) a positive attitude! : )
Description

** Chris is the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course." ** 

** ACCORDING TO BUSINESS INSIDER: "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **

Do you want an amazing and easy to understand introduction to investment banking, M&A, valuation and modeling skills? In this course, you will learn how an initial public offering (IPO) works as the award winning MBA Professor worked on IPOs at Goldman Sachs. You will also learn real life case studies on why Facebook bought Instagram and What'sApp!

A free 130 page downloadable book of the ENTIRE course and much more is included!

This course is taught by an award winning MBA professor with significant real world experience working at Goldman Sachs as well as in the venture capital, hedge fund and consulting industries (he has founded several companies and sits on several boards). Many business concepts are simply common sense. This course will focus on business concepts that you need to know that might not be common sense. This course makes the general business, accounting and finance process very easy to understand! The professor of this course is also the author of "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Forbes magazine recently called "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs need to read right now."

The contents of this course are all based on my work experience at several firms, including Goldman Sachs, the consulting industry at Accenture, a few companies I have started, the hedge fund industry where I worked at Citadel and most recently based on my experience at a prominent San Francisco based venture capital firm. I included helpful practical accounting concepts I learned while I did an MBA at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree at McGill University. Think of this course as a great introduction to accounting based on my undergraduate business degree, work experience in consulting, equities, hedge funds, venture capital and starting my own companies.

I have minimized “boring complicated concepts” in this course in order to keep it as close to reality and as simple as possible. The concepts of this course have been taught by me in many classes at several universities, where the student feedback has been universally and incredibly positive (please see my LinkedIn profile for student reviews / feedback on my teaching style/effectiveness - thank you. Also please see reviews of my books in Amazon and here in Udemy on my teaching - particularly in my Udemy course on "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School,").

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in an introduction to how an IPO works or how to model and value companies and basically what investment bankers do!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction. Let's Do This! : )
2 Lectures 02:47

Free Book Version of this Course+ Side Note of Goldman Sachs' S-(IPO Prospectus)
01:45
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Private Company Modeling and Valuation (Your firm also sells the Banana Watch)
2 Lectures 29:17

How to Build Financial Statements for Private Companies the Easy Way
17:53
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M&A Example & Public Company Valuation Introduction
2 Lectures 09:03
M&A Introduction, Why Facebook Bought Instagram & What's App. + Intro Valuation
06:46

IPO Valuation Drivers Are Different for Different Sectors
02:17
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How Investment Bankers Create Models and Value Companies
3 Lectures 45:06
How do Investment Bankers Build Financial Models?
18:45

Read Financials Like a Good Book!!!! + Find Patterns in the Data.
19:48

How to Value Public Firms the Easy Way.
06:33
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How an IPO Works
2 Lectures 09:45
The Anatomy of an IPO
09:08

IPO and Valuation Quick Summary
00:37
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Additional Business Best Practices
2 Lectures 36:49
The Most Important Investment You Will Ever Make + Other Life Altering Concepts
18:28

Life Changing Goal Setting Workshop + You Need Yodas to Succeed : )
18:21
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Free Course + Bonus Lecture: Coupons/Discounts on Other Courses I Teach
2 Lectures 01:49

Free course on how to Teach on Udemy called "40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course (Save Time & Money)": 

https://www.udemy.com/40-tips-on-making-a-great-online-udemy-course-haroun-save-time-money/?instructorPreviewMode=guest

This free course will help you save time and money when creating your online courses. Learn from my mistakes. Creating an online course is easier than you think; in this course I will humbly teach you how to work smarter (not harder) by discussing 40 tips/best practices I have learned the hard way teaching online over the past 12 months.

Topics we will cover include:

  • Technology to use to make your online courses
  • What should you teach?
  • Structure of your courses
  • Delivery (how you present/teach)
  • Promoting your course
  • Customer/student communications (the customer is always right)
  • Legal issues (protect your intellectual property)
  • What to do if your course isn’t selling
  • The easiest way ever to write a book version of your course!
  • And much more...

I will be making an annual free course like this one every November that discusses solutions to problems I encountered during my year of creating courses so that you won't have the same issues that I have had (and therefore you can work smarter and not harder). 

Thanks!    
Chris

Preview 00:49

Bonus Lecture: Coupons/Discounts on Other Courses I Teach
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About the Instructor
Prof. Chris Haroun
4.5 Average rating
16,408 Reviews
136,064 Students
40 Courses
Award Winning MBA Professor, Venture Capitalist and Author.

** Chris teaches full-time on Udemy; he is the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course," which has been purchased by more than 100,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**  He has also published 29 other courses on Udemy.

** According to Business Insider  "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **

Chris is also the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016 according to Business Insider readers." In 2015 Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."

Chris is also the founder and CEO of Haroun Education Ventures, which has 3 areas of focus: 

1: Online Business Education & Self Development Courses through his subsidiary Udemy publishing platform called "Complete Business Education," 

2: Education Charities and 

3: Edtech Venture Capital.

In addition he is an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.

Chris is passionate about educational charities and he is on the board of directors of several tech companies and ‘The Lemo Foundation’, which offers scholarships and mentoring to East Palo Alto students where the high school graduation rate is only 40%. He is also on the board of Providing Opportunities for Women (P.O.W.) which was founded by a few of his business school students. 

He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.

He is a frequent lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley, Stanford, The Hult International School of Business and San Francisco State University. Chris also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring McGill students with venture capital start up business models).

Chris has written numerous articles and has been interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and several television, podcast and radio interviews, including one with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.

Chris Haroun's goals are:

1: Access: To help make education accessible and affordable to every person in every country (and without firewalls) by investing in disruptive edTech companies through his company (Haroun Education Ventures).

2: Give: If you work for a charity, Chris is more than happy to give you all of his online business and self development courses for free to every employee at every charity in the world; simply send him a LinkedIn message and he will send you coupons for all of his courses at 100% off.

3: Edutainment: His passion is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"

Chris is very passionate about education, education related charities and edTech start-ups/companies as he believes that all problems in the world can be solved via education; please see his recent TEDx Talk on this topic. He lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and 3 sons who are also passionate about baseball…especially the Toronto Blue Jays! : )