BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harvard Business School (HBS) will host Private Equity and Venture Capital, an executive education leadership development program taking place from October 27-31, on the HBS campus. Designed for experienced executives in the investment industry, this in-depth program will focus on developing adept leaders able to navigate the challenges of recent shifts in the investment landscape.
“Today’s competitive global market demands that fund managers adapt quickly. Private Equity and Venture Capital equips participants to return to their firms with new insights on enhancing portfolios and strategies for navigating cultural and financial intricacies in emerging markets.”
As capital flow to the industry renews, the course will emphasize proven strategies and the development of practical skills that will allow firms to produce high-yield returns in today’s evolving global market. Addressing a range of models from venture capital to growth equity and leveraged buyouts, participants will work closely with experienced HBS faculty and industry peers. Through its dynamic curriculum, the program provides hands-on learning experiences that will fine-tune the investment expertise needed to sustain an organization’s portfolio and global strategic position.
“We developed Private Equity and Venture Capital to provide experienced executives the opportunity to improve best practices across all phases of investment—from negotiation and deal-making to portfolio management and problem-solving,” said Das Narayandas, Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Executive Education and Publishing. “Leveraging the experience of HBS faculty, this program navigates the challenges facing private equity firms in today’s market of low interest rates and increased opportunity in emerging markets. Participants will discover ways to enhance their strategic thinking and sharpen their investment portfolio management skills.”
Over the course of Private Equity and Venture Capital, participants will utilize HBS Professor G. Felda Hardymon’s Private Equity Game Simulation. This multiyear investment simulation pairs participating teams against their program peers in simulated investment scenarios, examining risk and reward and also strategies to build firm and fund reputation. Coupled with real-world problem-solving exercises, the program will improve participating investors’ ability to manage and grow capital flow.
“Through in-depth simulation exercises and a focus on learning from real-world scenarios, the Private Equity and Venture Capital program challenges participants to re-think investment strategies and develop innovative approaches to portfolio management that take advantage of shifts in the investment landscape,” said Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment and chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital. “Today’s competitive global market demands that fund managers adapt quickly. Private Equity and Venture Capital equips participants to return to their firms with new insights on enhancing portfolios and strategies for navigating cultural and financial intricacies in emerging markets.”
Private Equity and Venture Capital is tailored for established investment executives. Past participants have included leaders from pharmaceutical, financial and global equity firms, among others, with most participants managing over $100 million in assets.
Private Equity and Venture Capital will feature case studies, classroom discussions and team-based simulations to immerse participants in a curriculum highlighting a broad range of real-world factors currently impacting the investment industry. Participants will return to their firms with fresh insights on how to seize strategic opportunities and action-driven ways to manage and improve firm growth.
Private Equity and Venture Capital will run from October 27–31, 2013 and will take place at Harvard Business School. Please visit http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/pevc/ for complete curriculum details and to apply.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
(October 27–October 31, 2013, Harvard Business School)
Paul A. Gompers, Eugene Holman Professor of Business Administration.
G. Felda Hardymon, MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice.
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment and faculty chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, Associate Professor of Business Administration.
About Harvard Business School:
Harvard Business School Executive Education, a division of Harvard Business School, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts. HBS faculty develop and deliver over 80 open-enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs for leading organizations worldwide. Last year, more than 9,000 business executives attended programs in classrooms across the globe, including Boston, London, Mumbai, and Shanghai. With global research centers in seven key regions, HBS faculty continue to develop groundbreaking research, forge powerful alliances with global organizations, and fulfill the mission of educating leaders who shape the practice of business and innovation.