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 investment management course, 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, this course examines the critical aspects of private equity and venture capital management, 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, this course examines the critical aspects of private equity and venture capital management, 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 investment management course explores the art of building a successful strategy. 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 investment management course explores the art of building a successful strategy. 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 industry experience, this investment management course 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. For executives with limited experience in the private equity and venture capital fields, our Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital program may be more appropriate.

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Designed for executives with considerable industry experience, this investment management course 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. For executives with limited experience in the private equity and venture capital fields, our Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital program may be more appropriate.

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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.

Faculty Chair
Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking. Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit and member of the Finance Unit; and faculty chair of "Private Equity and Venture Capital." Read Full Bio

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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.

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

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Admissions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. 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.

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The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. 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.

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

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