Private Equity & Venture Capital

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship courses can provide the skills you need to succeed in the fast-moving fields of private equity and venture capital.

Want to learn how to spot a great investment?

To make wise investments in private equity, Eurie Kim, WG’09 needed to develop a solid understanding of how to assess a new business idea, recognize and analyze a sound business plan, and understand funding requirements and legal issues. Want to learn these, too? Wharton courses cover them all.

These courses are a great place to start:

MGMT 691 Negotiations

Negotiation is the art and science of creating good agreements. In this course we will work on both, studying economics and psychology for the science, and practicing actual negotiations for the art.

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MGMT 804 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management

This course focuses on venture capital management issues in the context of a typical high-growth start-up, addressed from both the entrepreneur’s perspective and the investor’s perspective.

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MGMT 809 Private Equity in Emerging Markets

The underlying premise of the course is that private equity in emerging market and frontier country environments is a distinctly different asset class than in industrialized countries for a number of reasons that will be identified and analyzed by students.

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MGMT 811 Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

This course focuses on theoretical and practical issues of acquiring a business. You will hone your knowledge of the acquisition process, identify and evaluate acquisitions targets, as well as understand the deal in terms of legal and tax implications.

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FNCE 750 Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation

Venture capital professionals need to know how to raise capital and structure their funds, as well as how to select, fund, and exit high-growth privately-held companies. This course addresses all of these subjects.

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FNCE 751 Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions

The focus of this course is on buying (or acquiring controlling stakes in) firms. The main topics to be covered are mergers and friendly acquisitions, hostile takeovers and buyouts.

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Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

Eurie Kim, WG’09

Eurie Kim, WG’09 is a General Partner at Forerunner Ventures, an early stage venture firm dedicated to partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs to define and dominate a new generation of commerce.