The Complete Financial Analyst Training & Investing Course
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The Complete Financial Analyst Training & Investing Course

Succeed as a Financial Analyst &Investor by Award Winning MBA Prof who worked @Goldman, in Hedge Funds & Venture Capital
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4.7 (208 ratings)
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5,263 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
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Includes:
  • 22.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 32 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 22+ hour complete financial analyst course!
  • How to pick stocks.
  • Become an expert in Excel for financial analysts (no prior Excel knowledge is required).
  • How to manage a portfolio.
  • How an IPO works.
  • How to build financial models.
  • How to get hired and promoted as a financial analyst.
  • How risk management works.
  • How to use technical analysis.
  • How to value companies.
  • Use and create Excel based templates developed by Chris to help you create financial statements from scratch (meaning income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and more).
  • Use and create Excel based templates developed by Chris to help you value companies using several different valuation methodologies, including P/E, P/R and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF).
  • Use and create Excel based templates developed by Chris to help you manage a portfolio.
  • How Monetary Policy works.
  • How Fiscal Policy works.
  • How interest rates are changed and why this is crucial to understand for successful financial analysts.
  • How to pitch long and short ideas to portfolio managers.
  • How to find great venture capital investment ideas.
  • How to come up with mutual fund investment ideas (longs - meaning buys) using an easy to understand top down and bottoms up research process.
  • How to come up with hedge fund investment ideas (longs and shorts) using an easy to understand top down and bottoms up research process.
  • Identify crucial catalysts (timed events) in order to know when the optimal time is to buy or short a stock.
  • Understand how investment banks (the 'Sell Side') can help you be more successful in a hedge fund or mutual fund career.
  • Analyze and understand an income statement (even if you have no experience with income statements).
  • Analyze and understand a balance sheet (even if you have no experience with balance sheets).
  • Analyze and understand a cash flow statement (even if you have no experience with cash flow statements).
  • Understand and use modeling best practices so you can create financial models.
  • Know where to get data in order to build a financial model (in depth understanding of identifying and using/navigating the best free websites and sources to build your financial model)!
  • Create a financial model (projecting the future) for an income statement.
  • Create a financial model (projecting the future) for a balance sheet.
  • Create a financial model (projecting the future) for a cash flow statement.
  • Understand valuation best practices so you can create target prices based on your financial models.
  • How to use Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and how to create the Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Terminal values in order to pick target prices.
  • How to use P/E in order to pick target prices.
  • How to use P/R in order to pick target prices.
  • Other valuation methodologies, including EV/Sales, EV/EBITDA, P/B, EV/FCF, etc.
  • Come up with a target price based on an average of several different valuation methodologies.
  • Learn about 14 different Financial Analyst jobs and how they overlap and work together (including Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Private Wealth Management etc.).
  • Investment Banking: Understand from a high level perspective what an Investment Bank is as well as what the role/job is of an Investment Banking Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Venture Capital: Understand from a high level perspective what a Venture Capital firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Venture Capital Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Private Equity: Understand from a high level perspective what a Private Equity firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Private Equity Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Private Wealth Management: Understand from a high level perspective what a Private Wealth Management firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Private Wealth Management Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Sell Side Research Analyst: Understand from a high level perspective what a Sell Side Research Analyst’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Sell Side Research Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Sales Trader: Understand from a high level perspective what a Sales Trader’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Sales Trader Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Buy Side Trader: Understand from a high level perspective what a Buy Side Trader’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Buy Side Trader Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Mutual Fund: Understand from a high level perspective what a Mutual Fund is as well as what the role/job is of a Mutual Fund Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Sell Side Trader: Understand from a high level perspective what a Sell Side Trader’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Sell Side Trader Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Large Non Finance Company: Understand from a high level perspective what a Large Non Finance Company firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Large Non Finance Company Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Equity Capital Markets: Understand from a high level perspective what an Equity Capital Markets’ firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Equity Capital Markets Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Hedge Fund: Understand from a high level perspective what a Hedge Fund is as well as what the role/job is of a Hedge Fund Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Equity Sales: Understand from a high level perspective what an Equity Sales’ firm is as well as what the role/job is of an Equity Sales Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Tech / Artificial Intelligence: Understand from a high level perspective what a Tech / Artificial Intelligence’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Tech / Artificial Intelligence Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Learn what finance role you are most passionate about pursuing.
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Requirements
  • Anyone can take this course (no prior knowledge of finance or Excel is required)! I recommend having the latest version of Excel if you want to complete all of the Excel exercises (the Windows and Mac versions of Excel both work with all downloadable files in this course).
Description

Welcome to The COMPLETE Financial Analyst Training and Investing Course by the author of the best selling business course on Udemy, an award winning professor, Columbia MBA graduate, former Goldman, hedge fund founder, venture capitalist, TEDx Talk speaker, author & entrepreneur featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Wired and Venture Beat.

I guarantee that this is THE most thorough financial analyst course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back. This is the most thorough and longest course I have ever made and anyone can take it and see remarkable improvements in how competitive they are in the finance industry as a financial analyst or as an investor. 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have just been hired by Morgan Haroun Sachs Company (MHS), which is the world's #1 (pretend) finance company. You will be going through our new hire Financial Analyst Training Program boot camp. You will learn a lot about finance in this training program with NO THEORY as you will be dealing with the employees and clients of our firm MHS Company in edutaining interactive case studies. 

This course is taught by Chris Haroun who also went through the Goldman Sachs financial analyst training program as well as the new hire training programs of other top finance companies. Chris has also started his own hedge fund and venture capital firms and is an award winning MBA school professor. He teaches based on real life practical experience. 

Do you have what it takes to complete this 22+ hour comprehensive finance training program? I'll see you on the other side. 

What Will You Learn in this Finance Bootcamp Course?

  • How to pick stocks.
  • Become an expert in Excel for financial analysts.
  • How an IPO works.
  • How to manage a portfolio.
  • How to build financial models.
  • How to get hired and promoted as a financial analyst.
  • How risk management works.
  • How to use technical analysis.
  • How to value companies.
  • Use and create Excel based templates developed by Chris to help you create financial statements from scratch (meaning income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and more).
  • Use and create Excel based templates developed by Chris to help you value companies using several different valuation methodologies, including P/E, P/R and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF).
  • Use and create Excel based templates developed by Chris to help you manage a portfolio.
  • How Monetary Policy works.
  • How Fiscal Policy works.
  • How interest rates are changed and why this is crucial to understand for successful financial analysts.
  • How to pitch long and short ideas to portfolio managers.
  • How to find great venture capital investment ideas.
  • How to come up with mutual fund investment ideas (longs - meaning buys) using an easy to understand top down and bottoms up research process.
  • How to come up with hedge fund investment ideas (longs and shorts) using an easy to understand top down and bottoms up research process.
  • Identify crucial catalysts (timed events) in order to know when the optimal time is to buy or short a stock.
  • Understand how investment banks (the 'Sell Side') can help you be more successful in a hedge fund or mutual fund career.
  • Analyze and understand an income statement (even if you have no experience with income statements).
  • Analyze and understand a balance sheet (even if you have no experience with balance sheets).
  • Analyze and understand a cash flow statement (even if you have no experience with cash flow statements).
  • Understand and use modeling best practices so you can create financial models.
  • Know where to get data in order to build a financial model (in depth understanding of identifying and using/navigating the best free websites and sources to build your financial model)!
  • Create a financial model (projecting the future) for an income statement.
  • Create a financial model (projecting the future) for a balance sheet.
  • Create a financial model (projecting the future) for a cash flow statement.
  • Understand valuation best practices so you can create target prices based on your financial models.
  • How to use Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and how to create the Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Terminal values in order to pick target prices.
  • How to use P/E in order to pick target prices.
  • How to use P/R in order to pick target prices.
  • Other valuation methodologies, including EV/Sales, EV/EBITDA, P/B, EV/FCF, etc.
  • Come up with a target price based on an average of several different valuation methodologies.
  • Learn about 14 different Financial Analyst jobs and how they overlap and work together (including Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Private Wealth Management etc.).    
  • Investment Banking: Understand from a high level perspective what an Investment Bank is as well as what the role/job is of an Investment Banking Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Venture Capital: Understand from a high level perspective what a Venture Capital firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Venture Capital Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Private Equity: Understand from a high level perspective what a Private Equity firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Private Equity Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Private Wealth Management: Understand from a high level perspective what a Private Wealth Management firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Private Wealth Management Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Sell Side Research Analyst: Understand from a high level perspective what a Sell Side Research Analyst’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Sell Side Research Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Sales Trader: Understand from a high level perspective what a Sales Trader’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Sales Trader Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Buy Side Trader: Understand from a high level perspective what a Buy Side Trader’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Buy Side Trader Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Mutual Fund: Understand from a high level perspective what a Mutual Fund is as well as what the role/job is of a Mutual Fund Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Sell Side Trader: Understand from a high level perspective what a Sell Side Trader’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Sell Side Trader Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Large Non Finance Company: Understand from a high level perspective what a Large Non Finance Company firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Large Non Finance Company Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Equity Capital Markets: Understand from a high level perspective what an Equity Capital Markets’ firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Equity Capital Markets Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Hedge Fund: Understand from a high level perspective what a Hedge Fund is as well as what the role/job is of a Hedge Fund Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Equity Sales: Understand from a high level perspective what an Equity Sales’ firm is as well as what the role/job is of an Equity Sales Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Tech / Artificial Intelligence: Understand from a high level perspective what a Tech / Artificial Intelligence’s firm is as well as what the role/job is of a Tech / Artificial Intelligence Financial Analyst, including the pros and cons.
  • Learn what finance role you are most passionate about pursuing.

This course is based on my real life practical experience starting hedge funds, venture capital firms, working on Wall Street, starting finance companies and much more.

Thanks, 
Chris

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to be a financial analyst at any type of finance firm for any type of finance role (including investment banking, venture capital, equity research, hedge funds, mutual funds, trading, private equity, equity capital markets, private wealth management and many other roles..we discuss 14 finance roles in this comprehensive course).
  • Anyone interested in becoming a better investor, stock picker, portfolio manager, analyst and much more.
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Curriculum For This Course
225 Lectures
22:43:33
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Course Introduction & How to Take this Course
6 Lectures 34:42


Quick Access Index of Topics in this Course
00:18

We will cover 14 different Financial Analyst roles in this course, including an overview of the role, the pros and cons as well as a day in the life. This section introduces 7 of the roles. We will cover all 14 roles throughout this course. 

Overview of Different Financial Analyst Roles and How They Work Together
03:46

What Are the Major Differences Between the Different Financial Analyst Roles?
11:27

What Are the Pros and Cons of Working as a Financial Analyst?
03:31
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Optional Exercise: Decide What Financial Analyst Role Interests You the Most
3 Lectures 06:59
How to Take this Survey to Determine What Financial Analyst Role You Might Enjoy
03:23

This optional exercise will help you decide what financial analyst role makes most sense for you. Please note that there is no video for this particular lecture. Please just open the attached PDF and read the instructions in order to complete the exercise. Thanks

Optional Practice Activity:Decide What Finance Role You're Most Passionate About
00:10

Practice Activity Results Analysis
03:26
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Global Macroeconomics + How the World of Finance Works + Excel Part 1/4: The IMF
6 Lectures 01:13:45

The International Monetary Fund, GDP and Why this Matters to Financial Analysts
04:50

Excel Exercise #1: Analyzing IMF GDP Data
05:33

Answers to Excel Exercise #1: Part 1 of 3 (Answers to Questions 1 through 12)
19:59

Answers to Excel Exercise #1: Part 2 of 3 (Answers to Questions 13 through 16)
19:46

Answers to Excel Exercise #1: Part 3 of 3 (Answers to Questions 17 through 20)
18:58
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Global Economics & Excel Part 2/4: The World Bank and Inflation
3 Lectures 08:40
The World Bank as Another Great Data Resource for Financial Analysts
02:26

Excel Exercise #2: Analyzing World Bank Inflation Data
01:03

Answers to the Excel Exercise #2
05:11
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Global Econ. & Excel Part 3/4: Currencies, Monetary Policy and Interest Rates
4 Lectures 47:38
How+ Why Do Interest Rates Change & Why this is Important for Financial Analysts
19:17


Excel Exercise #3: Analyzing Data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics
00:45

Answers to the Excel Exercise #3
10:40
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Global Econ. +Excel Part 4/4: Fiscal Policy, WTO, Monopolies, Bitcoin & More
4 Lectures 21:41
Fiscal Policy and Economic Stimulation
13:46

The World Trade Organization as Another Great Resource for Financial Analysts
01:45

Monopolies & Oligopolies are the Best Investments
02:10

Quiz on Global Macroeconomics for Financial Analysts
25 questions

Side Note: Is Bitcoin the Largest Threat to National Monetary Policy Security?
04:00
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Foundations & Introducing "Portfolio Management, Investment & Excel Dashboard!"
8 Lectures 43:51

Quick Accounting Review and the Shark Virtual Reality IPO? : )
03:14


What are Growth and Value Investors and Why this is Important to Your Success
05:13

What Financial Statements & Valuation Methods Matter Most to Which Analysts?
03:54

Excel Exercise #4: Formatting the Portfolio Dashboard
01:38

Answers to Excel Exercise #4: Part 1 of 2 (Answers to Questions 1 through 5)
08:55

Answers to Excel Exercise #4: Part 2 of 2 (Answers to Questions 5 through 10)
15:06
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Investment Banking Part 1: Introduction, Mergers & Acquisitions and the IPO
5 Lectures 53:20
What is Investment Banking and How Does it Work?
11:47


The IPO (Initial Public Offering) and the NDSR (Non Deal Roadshow)
09:04


Coming up with M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) Ideas
04:45
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Investment Banking Part 2: Getting Hired, Promoted, Pros & Cons and Much More
5 Lectures 38:13
How to Get Promoted in Investment Banking
07:08

7 Amazing Interview Tips for Investment Banking (or ANY Financial Analyst) Jobs
19:23

How to "Manage Up" in Investment Banking and Financial Services in General
03:42

The Pros and Cons of Working in Investment Banking
04:10

Investment Banking Politics to Be Aware of
03:50
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Stock Markets + Portfolio Management: Part 1: Learn by Doing Excel Exercises
4 Lectures 56:48

Answers to Excel Exercise #5: Part 1 of 3 (Answers to Questions 1 through 6)
18:49

Answers to Excel Exercise #5: Part 2 of 3 (Answers to Questions 7 through 9)
20:11

Answers to Excel Exercise #5: Part 3 of 3 (Answers to Questions 10 through 12)
13:42
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About the Instructor
Chris Haroun
4.4 Average rating
22,117 Reviews
175,001 Students
41 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 130,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**  He has also published 31 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 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 his courses at 100% off. Please include your ".org" charity email address in the LinkedIn message (for example, name@charity.org).

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! : ) 

Complete Business Education with Chris Haroun
4.4 Average rating
22,117 Reviews
175,001 Students
41 Courses
Publisher of Business and Professional Development Training

Complete Business Education (CBE) with Chris Haroun provides engaging and high quality business and professional development courses for individuals looking to sharpen their business skills and accelerate their careers.  

CBE courses on Udemy have over 130,000 students in 196 countries, including 11 language versions of the highest selling business course on Udemy, called An Entire MBA in 1 Course. 

CBE brings you courses that are affordable, current, entertaining and based on practical work experience instead of theory so that you can immediately apply the concepts taught and take your career to the next level.