Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Modeling, & Valuation Course

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  • Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Modeling and Valuation
    1. Section 1: Course Introduction & Who is this Course For?4:44
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    2. Section 2: Why is the Income Statement Important & How Can It Help You Achieve Your Goals AND Income Statement Explanation6:02
    3. Income Statement Example and Analysis8:48
    4. Income Statement Analysis Exercise AND Income Statement Analysis Exercise Answers Explanations4:25
    5. Section 3: Balance Sheet Analysis: Why is the Balance Sheet Important & How Can It Help You Achieve Your Goals AND Balance Sheet Explanation3:20
    6. Balance Sheet Example and Analysis8:39
    7. Balance Sheet Analysis Exercise AND Balance Sheet Analysis Exercise Answer Explanations3:59
    8. Section 4: Cash Flow Statement Analysis: Why is the Cash Flow Statement Important + How Can It Help You Achieve Your Goals AND Cash Flow Statement Explanation3:39
    9. Cash Flow Statement Example6:34
    10. Cash Flow Statement Analysis Exercise AND Cash Flow Statement Analysis Exercise Answer Explanations3:03
    11. Financial Statement Analysis Conclusion (How All 3 Statements Are Related)2:17
    12. Section 5: Financial Modeling Part 1 of 4: Introduction and Best Practices: Why is Financial Modeling Important & How Can It Help You Achieve Your Goals2:04
    13. Financial Modeling Best Practices5:13
    14. Section 6: Financial Modeling Part 2 of 4: Where Do I Get Historical Data From? Why is Investor Relations+SEC.Gov Important & How Can It Help Me Build Models2:01
    15. Introduction to Investor Relations (A Great Model Data Source)11:01
    16. Introduction to (Another Great Model Data Source)7:07
    17. Yahoo Finance (Another Great Model Data Source)5:28
    18. What is the Quarterly Earnings Call and Why Is It Important for Modeling Purposes?4:35
    19. Section 7: Financial Modeling Part 3 of 4: Case Study Introduction and What You Will Learn in this Section2:05
    20. Qualitative Analysis of LinkedIn2:22
    21. What is the Total Addressable Market for LinkedIn and Why is this Important?6:10
    22. LinkedIn Model Introduction4:15
    23. LinkedIn Model Discussion in More Detail (Historical Data Only)17:47
    24. Forecasting the LinkedIn Model16:34
    25. Section 8: Financial Modeling Part 4 of 4: Financial Modeling Exercises Introduction AND Financial Modeling Exercise4:45
    26. Financial Modeling Exercise Explanation10:08
    27. Section 9: Valuation Part 1 of 6: Introduction and Best Practices: Introduction to Valuation and More Detail on Growth Versus Value and PE + PR + DCF Overview AND MENTION OF PDF 25 Valuation and Modeling Best Practices6:01
    28. Section 10: Valuation Part 2 of 6: Discounted Cash Flow (DCF). What is DCF, Why is it Important and How Does it Work?6:17
    29. Calculating the Terminal Value2:42
    30. Calculating the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)6:23
    31. DCF Example7:44
    32. DCF Exercise2:01
    33. DCF Exercise Answer Explanations Part 1 of 219:27
    34. DCF Exercise Answer Explanations Part 2 of 210:31
    35. Section 11: Valuation Part 3 of 6: Price to Revenue: What is Price to Revenue and Why Do We Need to Base a Target Price on this Ratio2:11
    36. Price to Revenue Example + Price to Revenue Valuation Exercise and Answer7:18
    37. Section 12: Valuation Part 4 of 6: Price to Earnings & Additional Valuation Methodologies: Introduction to P/E and Why it Matters2:48
    38. Price to Earnings Example AND THIS IS EXCEL ONLY Price to Earnings Exercise _AND Price to Earnings Exercise Answer Explanations8:34
    39. Section 13 & 14: Valuation Sections 5 & 6: Final Target Price Calculation & "TAM Sanity Check," and Comparing TAM to the Target Price3:42
    40. Section 15: Assessing Financials with Formulas: Introduction to Formulas AND Amazing Formulas to Assess Financials8:08
    41. Exercise on Using Formulas and Answers10:44
    42. Section 16: Course Conclusion2:00

Learn Finance & Accounting From an Award-Winning MBA Professor & Venture Capitalist

Chris Haroun


Chris Haroun is an award-winning business school professor, venture capitalist, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career. He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture, and several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital / private investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO. He is the founder and CEO of Haroun Education Ventures.

Chris is the author of "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You In Business School. " Forbes recently called this book '1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now'.

He is also the author of "The Ultimate Practical Business Manual: Everything You Need to Know About Business (from Launching a Company to Taking it Public)", and 10 other business books.

Chris is also a frequent guest lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley and Stanford. He has written numerous articles and has been interviewed in Forbes, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and 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.

He has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow. He has founded several companies, including his most recent company, BusinessCareerCoaching and he serves on the boards of several Bay Area technology companies and charities and he lives in Hillsborough, California.

Chris Haroun's goal is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"


Don't know what you're talking about or doing when it comes to finance and accounting? This course from award-winning MBA professor and former Goldman Sachs employee, Chris Haroun, will help you understand accounting, finance, financial modeling, and valuation from scratch. By the end of the course, you'll have a firm financial literacy and understand how to pursue more advanced finance goals so you can not only get a better hang of your personal finances but add your financial expertise to your professional resume.

  • Access 43 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand accounting, finance, financial modeling, & valuation
  • Create, analyze & forecast an income statement, balance sheet & cash flow statement
  • Learn how to value companies using several different valuation methodologies
  • Discover how to analyze financial statements using many different financial ratios & formulas


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