Private Equity Lab
FINC-939-0 (61) Fall 2015
Application deadline: 7/8/2015
This course offers an experiential learning opportunity in private equity through leveraged buyout. It is designed for students who want to pursue a career in buyouts but do not have extensive experience in this field. The primary content of the course is a project that students complete with a buyout fund in the Chicago area, where they will work for one day each week for 10 weeks. Students meet in class during the first week of the quarter prior to starting work for the buyout fund; they have required readings as well as discussions and guest speakers during the quarter, and will complete a project report based on their work for the fund. Course registration is by application only, which must be submitted directly to the supervising professor six weeks before the quarter starts. The professor in consultation with the sponsoring firms, makes the final selections. Prerequisites: First-year students must have completed Financial Accounting (ACCT 430) and Finance II (FINC 441 or FINC 440). Other recommended courses include Strategy & Organization (MGMT 452), Wall Street, Hedge Funds and Private Equity (FINC 931), Financial Decisions (FINC 442), Corporate Restructuring (FINC 448), Derivative Markets I (FINC465) and Financial Strategy and Tax Planning (FINC 447). Second-year students must have completed at least two of the six recommended courses.
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.