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Venture Capital and Private Equity: The Human Element (KIEI-926-0)
1.00 Credit
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This course counts toward the following majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Formerly ENTR-926-0

This advanced course in private equity focuses on the many interpersonal issues facing the professional investor. Individual psychology and group behavior play a critical role in determining the ultimate success or failure of an investment, yet the human element is often mismanaged or overlooked in favor of financial analysis and market studies. A major portion of this course covers the relationship between the investor and the entrepreneur after the initial financing - motivation and compensation, the role of the board of directors, performance evaluation and accountability. Additional topics include fund-raising, deal negotiation and due diligence investigation. This course is designed for students who are seriously considering a career in the private equity business or who desire a deeper understanding of the investor/entrepreneur relationship. The course builds on the fundamental skills of deal analysis, valuation and negotiation, which are taught with a quantitative emphasis in other private equity or venture capital courses offered at the Kellogg School.

All Students: Negative PreRequisite: ENTR-926-0

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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2014-2015 Winter 2015 KIEI-926-0 Venture Capital and Private Equity: The Human Element 61 1 Sutter, Jr., William P. Tue 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM Evanston Jacobs (G03) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Spring 2015 KIEI-926-0 Venture Capital and Private Equity: The Human Element 81 1 Sutter, Jr., William P. Thu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (276) N