Venture Capital and Private Equity

Course ID
FIN 201
ECTS Credits

The venture capital and private equity industry, having expanded significantly over the past two decades, plays an increasingly important role in shaping our economy. Yet private equity organizations often operate with little public visibility. This course seeks to understand how these organizations work, why they take the forms that they do, and where crucial problems and opportunities for innovation exist.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts of the private equity and venture capital industry
  • Explain the basic private equity cycle:
    • Fundraising
    • Investing
    • Managing and Monitoring
    • Exiting
  • Understand main methods in evaluating companies
  • Evaluate a business case and describe it in a business plan
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