** 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." **
This course will help you understand and choose the finance career that you are most passionate about pursuing. The course gives an explanation of 14 different finance analyst roles, including:
Professor Chris Haroun has been profiled in Forbes Magazine and Business Insider and has raised and managed over $1bn in his finance career. He loves teaching students about real world practical concepts with no theory.
Professor Haroun has 20 years of finance analyst experience in several different finance sectors, including 5 years at Goldman Sachs, 8 years in the hedge fund industry at firms that include hedge fund giant Citadel and his own firm, 7 years in the venture capital industry (a venture firm he started had a private investment years ago in Facebook) and 4 years in the finance/tech industry at Accenture where he worked on the merger of Bank of America and Nations Bank as well as setting up an offshore bank for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. His finance work experience has been all over the world in countries that include the United States, England, Scotland, Canada, Japan, China, India and France. He has taught students in more that 160 countries and he is a well known business author of many books. His popular business book: '101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School' was written up in Forbes Magazine as "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs need to read right now." He also has his own column in Inc. Magazine. He has met with many finance icons in his career and he profiles many of these executives in this course so you can learn and use their winning career tips/advice.
Professor Haroun also has an MBA from Columbia University where he majored in Finance.
After taking this course, students should be able to understand how many different finance roles work and have a good idea what finance role they are most passionate about.
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.
This exercise will help you decide what financial analyst role makes most sense for you.
So you want to be an investment banker? Make sure you understand the pros and cons!
Please watch this entire section before moving on to the next section(s) of this course. An introduction to 9 other types of Financial Analyst roles (many are similar to roles we have already discussed).
** 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 28 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: Edtech Venture Capital, 2: Education Charities and 3: Education Online Business & Self Development Courses. 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! : )