Venture Capital and Private Finance

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January 6, 2021
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
RU 6108


205 Van Buren Street, Suite 140, Herndon, VA 20170   View map

Studies market microstructure of private finance and venture capital including costs and benefits from employing private financing, interaction between the financiers and entrepreneurs, financial analysis of potential ventures, and investor exit strategies. Students are expected to learn how to create the necessary material in order to obtain private finance, how to network, and how to present a business case for a venture capital funding. This is a required course for the MBA degree.


  • Understand private equity and venture capital
  • Determine how to discover private equity investors
  • Understand legal issues and taxation
  • Develop an understanding of management of private equity and venture capital funds
  • Understand company valuation and deal making in private equity settings

Prerequisite: RU 6101, RU 6104
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
Faculty office hours: faculty is available outside class hours by appointment, via email, and at scheduled times.
Advising: faculty and career counselors are available to assist students with their career directions and questions.