Private Equity Lab
FINC-939-0 (61) Spring 2017
Application deadline: 2/13/2017
This course was formerly known as FINC 939 Byout Lab
This course offers an experiential learning opportunity in private equity with a principal focus on leveraged buyouts. Students will be placed as an intern with a buyout fund in the Chicago area, where they will work for two days each week for 10 weeks. Some students will be placed at a remote fund in another state, with limited on-site work. All students commit to complete at least 150 hours of work during the quarter. Students meet in class only twice: during the first and last Wednesdays of the quarter. There are required readings and a project report based on work for the fund is due at the end of the quarter. Course registration is by application only, which must be submitted directly to the application site approximately eight weeks before the quarter starts. The professor in consultation with the sponsoring firms makes the final selections.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed Financial Accounting (ACCT 430) or Turbo Accounting (ACCT 434) and Finance II (FINC 431) or Accelerated Corporate Finance (FINC 440). Other recommended courses include, Financial Modeling for LBO Transactions (FINC 940), Wall Street, Hedge Funds and Private Equity (FINC 931), Financial Decisions (FINC 442), Corporate Restructuring (FINC 448), Financial Strategy and Tax Planning (FINC 447) and Investment Banking (FINC 461).
More information can be found here. Registration for this course is by application only
Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter.