Executive Education

Executive Certificate in Private Equity & Venture Capital

ZISHI, Online
12 weeks
12 weeks
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Course description

Delivered in collaboration between ZISHI and the University of Bath School of Management.

In today’s global economy, where innovation and entrepreneurship are driving unprecedented change, private equity and venture capital play pivotal roles in shaping the future of businesses. These domains are not only crucial for investors seeking to diversify their portfolios but also for entrepreneurs striving to bring their visions to life.

This unique course delves into the core concepts, definitions, and historical evolution of these investment strategies.

We explore the defining characteristics that set venture capital apart from private equity, highlighting their unique roles in the financial ecosystem. Moreover you’ll gain insight into the various investment strategies employed in both sectors, including leveraged buyouts, special situations, and mezzanine financing.

As you move deeper into the course we’ll analyse how technological disruption, globalisation, and financial crises have reshaped the private equity and venture capital landscape, emphasising the need for adaptable and informed investors.

The latter part of the programme will enable you to gain practical skills and insights into the intricacies of private equity and venture capital funds, investment processes, due diligence, valuation, capital structure, leverage, and ultimately, decision-making, management, and successful exits.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course equips students with a comprehensive and practical understanding across the dimensions of Private Equity and Venture Capital. As such, whether starting out or more experienced, it is the perfect programme for the following roles and functions:

  • Private equity and venture capital analysts
  • Private equity and venture capital associates
  • Investment banking analysts
  • Corporate development managers
  • Portfolio and investment managers
  • Investment directors
  • M&A managers
  • Investment associates
  • Corporate finance professionals

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Earn an Executive Certificate from the University of Bath School of Management, enhancing your credentials and expertise in the field.

  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Explore core concepts, definitions, and historical evolution of private equity and venture capital.
  • Strategy Mastery: Uncover diverse investment strategies, including leveraged buyouts and mezzanine financing.
  • Adaptability Training: Analyse trends like technological disruption and globalization, developing skills for dynamic markets.
  • Hands-On Learning: Acquire practical skills in funds, due diligence, valuation, and decision-making processes.
  • Flexible Learning: Study online, with self-paced chapters and diverse learning activities, allowing you to balance your professional and personal commitments.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from expert insights provided by a seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of experience.

Training Course Content

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Chapter 2 – Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds
  • Chapter 3 – The Investment Process, Due Diligence, & Risk Mitigation
  • Chapter 4 – Valuation & Pricing
  • Chapter 5 – Capital Structure, Leverage, & Buyouts
  • Chapter 6 – Decision Taking, Managing, & Exiting

Course delivery details

Delivered 100% online, the course is broken down into chapters released every three weeks, allowing you to manage your studies around work and personal commitments. Course materials and learning activities are accessed via our LMS (Learning Management System):

  • Study and download the course instructional materials
  • Network with fellow students via the online forum and take part in group discussions
  • Access interactive content, including video tutorials and case-studies
  • Post questions and interact with your expert course director
  • Complete your end of chapter assessments and receive instant feedback

Study on the go: the course is accessed via our responsive online Learning Management System (LMS). Here you can access and download all lessons and materials from any device with an internet connection.

Groups & Customised Training

ZISHI are global leaders in the creation of customized in-company training programmes. If you have a group or team who would benefit from this course - whether via distance learning, classroom or blended delivery - we can run a cohort exclusively for you.

More importantly we can customise the course content to focus on your specific needs. We can also create programmes from scratch that are university accredited so all your learners get the benefit of unique qualification from a leading UK university.

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