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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

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!

Oct 26, 2019

Excellent content, and superb slides.\n\nPlease check the quality of the English in the slides, and also in the quiz questions. Many quiz questions were difficult to understand because of the English.

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By Munhuwaani P N

Feb 2, 2020

Very good introductory course, which give a good foundation for work and further study

By sherry K

Mar 13, 2018

accent is a problem to learning and I have to watch the subtitles during this course.

By Jai

Nov 12, 2015

Excellent course anybody who wants a deep understanding of the private equity sector.

By Carlos A G

Mar 23, 2016

The content is amazing and is good to watch professors from outside the anglo world.

By Max B

May 21, 2018

Short but practical - good for those new to the VC / PE world and want an overview


May 7, 2020

some more reading and real-life examples are needed, explanations were very good.

By Mohammed D

Apr 21, 2020

Amazing Course but please be even more detailed with respect to solving problems.

By Giuseppe C

Aug 27, 2018

Sometimes terminology used in the course differs from the one used in the quizzes

By César B

May 25, 2021

The formulas and the quantitative parts were difficult.

But overall very good.

By Rohit M

Jun 7, 2020

The course gives great insights into the Private Equity and Venture capital.

By Gil B

Mar 25, 2018

Great course although some of the exercises have incorrect values / numbers.

By Mathias B

Jan 19, 2022

​the presentation should be update , statements back to 2014 is not helpful

By Aman K

May 30, 2020

It is a well paced course which covers almost everything about the PE world

By Jan-Niklas A

Apr 20, 2020

it would be great to name sometimes a few companies to understand it easier

By Lance C

Jul 8, 2021

Power points and solutions can be broken down more but good course overall

By Nishant S

Jul 18, 2020

It is an excellent course for students having basic knowledge of Finance.


Jan 8, 2022

It is Helpful in learning and knowing about Equities and Venture Capital

By roberto g

Aug 28, 2018

Very interesting and useful to have a short introduction to PE and VC.

By Valeria T

Oct 23, 2019

Assistant comments are too long during the discussion and out of focus

By Felipe P

Sep 22, 2016

Muy bueno. Claro y concreto para el entendimiento de Capital de Riesgo

By Deleted A

Dec 15, 2015

Nice basic course for starting a career in Private Equity. Enjoyed it.

By Ankur D

Jul 2, 2020

More demonstrations and examples and numerical would have been nice.

By Alessandro P

Apr 15, 2020

Very useful. I have a better awareness about this complicated topic.

By Satyanarayana V V B

Jan 16, 2016

Pretty clear and concise course, yet covering the important aspects