As equity markets appear to strengthen, interest rates remain low, and asset values look attractive, private equity firms are uniquely positioned to pursue new opportunities. In this leadership development program, you'll gain the innovative approaches required to meet unprecedented investment challenges, find new pathways to significant growth, and increase returns on invested capital.

What You Can Expect

Designed to help improve your effectiveness at all stages of a deal, Private Equity and Venture Capital examines the critical aspects of investing, such as negotiation strategy, organizational structure, and portfolio management. Specifically, you'll learn how to refine your dealmaking approach, enhance your investment expertise, and seize fleeting opportunities.

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Designed to help improve your effectiveness at all stages of a deal, Private Equity and Venture Capital examines the critical aspects of investing, such as negotiation strategy, organizational structure, and portfolio management. Specifically, you'll learn how to refine your dealmaking approach, enhance your investment expertise, and seize fleeting opportunities.

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Your Course of Study

Through compelling lectures and small group discussions, this Executive Education program explores the art of building a successful investment strategy. During a hands-on team exercise in managing an investment portfolio, you'll hone the essential analytical and decision-making skills needed to tackle investment challenges and emerging opportunities.

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Through compelling lectures and small group discussions, this Executive Education program explores the art of building a successful investment strategy. During a hands-on team exercise in managing an investment portfolio, you'll hone the essential analytical and decision-making skills needed to tackle investment challenges and emerging opportunities.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Designed for executives with considerable investment industry experience, the program is appropriate for general partners and principals of private equity and venture capital firms, limited partners, as well as professionals providing services to the industry.

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Designed for executives with considerable investment industry experience, the program is appropriate for general partners and principals of private equity and venture capital firms, limited partners, as well as professionals providing services to the industry.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Josh Lerner

Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment. Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; member of the Finance unit; faculty chair of "Private Equity and Venture Capital."

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Josh Lerner

Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment. Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; member of the Finance unit; faculty chair of "Private Equity and Venture Capital."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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