BD707 Topics in Business and Development 1

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Topics in Business and Development 1
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Topics in Business and Development 1 is the graduate course with a focus on entrepreneurial finance about financing activities in venture business. The course introduces entrepreneurial funding activities, such as venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE). The concepts of VC and PE are discussed in classes along with the life cycle of venture business. The main topics include: (1) private equity fundraising and structuring, (2) investment origination, valuation, and value creation and management, (3) Investment exit. Besides, this course goes further to discuss strategies of venture business investment, like leveraged buyout. In this course, students are expected to obtain the knowledge of various methods of entrepreneurial fundraising, such as PE and VC, as well as case studies of business practices.
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M.A. in International Business and Development Studies
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