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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Private Equity and Venture Capital by Università Bocconi

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About the Course

The course deals with the analysis of the private equity and venture capital business. Over the course, students will be provided with a deep understanding of the mechanism underpinning the creation and/or development of a firm and the financial support it can get from the financial system through venture capital investment. The course tries to discover how special financial intermediaries (called private equity investors) finance through equity companies belonging to different stages of their life-cycle, starting from the very beginning (startup and early stage) to a more mature phase (i.e. expansion, mature age, etc.) or also staying into crises and decline. Private equity (named venture capital when the company is in the first phases of its life cycle) deals with very different activities, such as scouting, advisory, deal-making, valuation, and financing as financial intermediaries see it. COURSE SYLLABUS The course is made up of four different modules: WEEK 1 - Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital WEEK 2 - Discovering Private Equity Investors: Legal Issues and Taxation WEEK 3 - Management of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds WEEK 4 - Company Valuation And Deal Making In Private Equity Settings WEEK 5 - Final Test Throughout the course, guest speakers and practitioners will be interviewed to provide some examples of concrete applications of the contents presented. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND An understanding of the basic concepts of corporate financing accounting principles is required, while prior knowledge of private equity and venture capital is not required however it is recommended, as this is a course designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts in private equity and venture capital....

Top reviews

Dec 3, 2015

Amazing course! Thank you very much, Stefano Caselli, for a such wonderful content and perfect presenting. I took a lot of very useful and practical information from it.\n\nI do appreciate it. Thanks!

Jul 14, 2019

The content of the course is really helpful and touches on the very important subjects in Private Equity and Venture Capital. The delivery by the Professor Stefano Caseli is also fantastic. Thank you!

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By Olga B

Jun 16, 2020

Great intro and overview of industry. Tests have a lot of errors and would love more reasons behind correct answers.

By Denis L

Nov 24, 2019

really great course to understand PE and VC, gives enough theory but it's also put back into context and real world.

By Yifu L

May 16, 2019

The course is well structured from the academic perspective, but can be improved by adding more real-life examples.

By Ramon J

Oct 23, 2018

good summary course for those who would like to know how PE world operates. The course will benefit from more cases

By Ujjwal S

Sep 12, 2020

This course is very beneficial for me to upgrade my skills and knowledge in life and it also help me in future..

By Kilarapu L H

May 3, 2020

I felt it's more of theory could be more of practical related examples or real-life case studies can be added.

By Viren K

Mar 28, 2020

Sad to see lack of active participation on the forums. Great course overall. Would recommend to all learners.

By Oj

May 24, 2019

Really nicely done, the content is very interesting for someone who finds the startup ecosystem fascinating

By Christos R

Jan 4, 2018

Very nice course covering the fundamentals of the PE industry. Some introductive information regarding M&A.

By Marquin T

Jul 22, 2020

Very good course overall. Would recommend embedding more real world and practical scenarios in the course.

By Yash C

Dec 9, 2015

Great course.

He should mention beforehand that the slides are far more detailed than the video lectures.

By Abhinav P

Aug 29, 2021

over all the course is amazing but i had to search the internet for definitions of some technical words


May 18, 2020

Nice the content in the videos is nice and i have learn some new points from this course from coursera

By Dimitrios C

Aug 7, 2017

The course gives a very good theoretical background of the topic but it doesn't go deep into details.

By Sehar M

Jul 3, 2019

Good course overall. Some of the interviews seemed outdated (for eg with reference to market views)

By Efrosini P

Dec 13, 2015

Very good and interesting course although there was not much feedback and replies by the Unversity.

By Max-Emilien W

May 31, 2020

Great thank you ! may be some maths exercises could be added to train ourselves Before the test 😎

By Siddhartha K

Apr 22, 2018

It's a good course and a very interesting one but I faced a bit of problem with the pronunciation.

By Akshay M

Jul 2, 2020

Great course. Got to learn about PEI and VCI so much in detail. Crisp and well explained videos.

By Sweta D

Apr 18, 2016

I liked this course for the basics. Just wish that a few more examples were given for practice.

By Somanshu M

Feb 10, 2020

Very good course to know more about PE and VC

Financial needs of a company at different stages

By jz

Apr 26, 2017

Overall great class, however, I'd have enjoyed more quantitative exercises and problem sets.

By Laura T G C

Aug 29, 2021

Algunas cosas no están tan bien explicadas teniendo en cuenta que es un curso introductorio

By Quyen B

Aug 14, 2020

This course provides a good foundation on the concept of PE, finance and industry dynamics.

By Absar u H

Nov 25, 2021

Interesting and intriguing course. Very nicely explained with apt coverage of main points.