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Private Equity and Venture Capital

The course deals with the analysis of the private equity and venture capital business. Over the course, students will be provided with a deep understanding of the mechanism underpinning the creation and/or development of a firm and the financial support it can get from the financial system through venture capital investment. The course tries to discover how special financial intermediaries (called private equity investors) finance through equity companies belonging to different stages of their life-cycle, starting from the very beginning (startup and early stage) to a more mature phase (i.e. expansion, mature age, etc.) or also staying into crises and decline. Private equity (named venture capital when the company is in the first phases of its life cycle) deals with very different activities, such as scouting, advisory, deal-making, valuation, and financing as financial intermediaries see it. COURSE SYLLABUS The course is made up of four different modules: WEEK 1 - Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital WEEK 2 - Discovering Private Equity Investors: Legal Issues and Taxation WEEK 3 - Management of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds WEEK 4 - Company Valuation And Deal Making In Private Equity Settings WEEK 5 - Final Test Throughout the course, guest speakers and practitioners will be interviewed to provide some examples of concrete applications of the contents presented. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND An understanding of the basic concepts of corporate financing accounting principles is required, while prior knowledge of private equity and venture capital is not required however it is recommended, as this is a course designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts in private equity and venture capital.

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Rating 4.7 based on 411 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Università Bocconi, Università Bocconi via Coursera
Instructor Stefano Caselli
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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private equity in 61 reviews

Excellent course for introduction to how private equity process works.

I currently work in private equity advisory role and I found this course to be good to round-off my understanding of this industry further.

Very detail oriented and all round insights on the private equity setup and operations.

Quick introduction into a very specific subject for finance managers who expect to contact with private equity investors.

Great course both for people new to the industry and for people who already have an idea of what private equity is about.

I'd definitely recommend it to anybody interested in knowing how Private Equity works.

Excellent course on Private Equity with awesome slides and class materials Awesome and helpful course.

This course provides the student with any basic requirement he needs to approach a private equity job related.

venture capital in 33 reviews

Would definitely recommend this course for anyone looking to learn more about PE and Venture Capital.

It explains in great detail the Venture Capital industry, as well as easy-to-grasp examples.

Would be helpful and interesting to add a list of well known private equity funds and Venture capital players.

Great course to understand Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Both precise and helpful to understand how Private Equity and Venture Capital investors operate (definition and distinction, ecosystem worldwide, managerial process, valuation process).

Great course for anyone interested in private equity investing and the venture capital world.

social investment impact, crowfunding, philanthropy venture capital, and others).

great course Very good course to understand the private equity and venture capital world !

equity and venture in 25 reviews

Thank you for this course that provides great insight to the world of private equity and venture capitalists.

The course has helped me understand introductory concepts of private equity and venture capital investment.

A great course to understand how the Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry works and how to evaluate opportunities both from a strategic view and financial valuation view.

Was so valuable to me in terms of knowledge materials and even lecturer THE COURSE PROVIDED VERY GOOD AND DETAILED EXPLANATION ABOUT PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL AS WELL AS THEIR MODE OF OPERATION 非常棒的课程,受益匪浅!感谢Stefano Caselli老师! First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Stefano Coselli, for the course.

Great lessons Amazing course and i really recommend for everyone who intend to learn more about Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Great compilation about the Private Equity and Venture Capital.

F The course gives a very comprehensive overview of the Private Equity and Venture Capital industries.

Thanks for this amazing MOOCs Indeed very useful course in terms of video lectures and reading material for one to understand in introductory manner the nuances of private equity and venture capital financing aspects.

well structured in 16 reviews

It is very well structured!

Some deep mathematical sections which were harder to follow but, again, well structured and documented.

And I really liked the enthusiasm of the professor - he was really engaged and thereby made it fun to watch Comprehensive and very well structured and taught.

It is well structured and easy to follow.

great course and gets technical to non finance people like myself at the end with all the formaulae Very well structured course giving good overview of the PE industry Its a good course for all the MBA graduates as well as an entrepreneur ,it a good learning and we get a practical knowledge too.

Very informative and very well structured Great course!

Well structured and useful information.

Very well structured and succeeds fully in giving a clear overview of the PE and VC world.

stefano caselli in 10 reviews

Thanks for Professor Stefano Caselli!

Great respect and appreciation to Dr Stefano Caselli, the author of the course, and his university team.

Big thanks to professor Stefano Caselli for his enthusiastic presentation!

I would like to thank coursera and Stefano Caselli for preparing this course in a very concise yet informative format.

Thank you Bocconi and Professor Stefano Caselli for the great learnings Great introduction course for private equity.

Thank you Coursera, Stefano Caselli and Università Bocconi!

Thank you very much, Stefano Caselli, for a such wonderful content and perfect presenting.

Many thanks professor Stefano Caselli, it was a good experience.

pe & vc in 7 reviews

A good course to learn the basic models and mechanics of PE & VC.

Very well structured Great overview of the PE & VC industry and how it works.

A very complete course Despite having already studied finance at university, and having done research on PE & VC, I found this course challenging and fulfilling.

Good course, gives a better than average understanding of PE & VC It provides a great overview to the Private Equity and Venture Capital world.

Great course, provides a strong theoretical foundation of PE & VC.

Excellent Introductory course to PE & VC I am really enjoying this course.

Great experience and basic knowledge of PE & VC but too much theory, and no descriptions given about the assumptions made while valuation.

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Private Equity Accounting Analyst $55k

Private Equity Semester Analyst $70k

Private Equity Professional $75k

Analyst, Private Equity $81k

Private Equity Research $93k

Research Associate - Private Equity $95k

Research/Private Equity Analyst $105k

Private Equity Specialist $106k

Private Equity Valuation $108k

Transaction Services, Private Equity $127k

Private Equity Attorney $166k

Global Private Equity Leader $320k

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Rating 4.7 based on 411 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Università Bocconi, Università Bocconi via Coursera
Instructor Stefano Caselli
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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