Venture Capital & Private Equity

Venture Capital & Private Equity might lead to a career as either an investor or as an entrepreneur. Students attracted to the investment side of the business may begin their careers working for a venture capital or leveraged buyout partnership in an analyst research position.

Responsibilities will often include analyzing candidate firms for investment. At a venture capital partnership, an analyst might appraise the market potential of a technology or evaluate the managerial skills of an entrepreneur. At a leveraged buyout partnership, an analyst may assess a firm's opportunities for operating improvements or consider the impact of substantial debt on its performance. Students interested in joining or launching a start-up company upon graduation will benefit from the courses below because securing financing is a central issue for these firms.

Elective course offerings are subject to change; courses identified with an asterisk are not expected to be offered in the current academic year.

Strongly Recommended Electives

Financial Statement Analysis (228)
Corporate Valuation (231C)
Take Overs, Restructuring, Governance (231D)
Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise (231E)
Option Markets (232D)
Venture Capital and Private Equity (235)
Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation (295A)
Business Plan Development (295D)