The Harris Family Alternative Investments Program supports advanced courses at Wharton that teach undergraduate and MBA students the latest in financial theory regarding this asset class. The curriculum is continually expanded and upgraded based on the research being undertaken by the Program.
For students who are seeking a career in alternative investing, these courses are highly recommended:
- Advanced Corporate Restructuring (FNCE 391/891)
- Advanced Private Equity Seminar (FNCE 395/895)
- Advanced Topics in Private Equity (FNCE 4010/8010)
- Advanced Topics in Private Equity: Funding, Sourcing, and Creating Value (FNCE 888)
- Business Strategy, Private Equity and Corporate Law (FNCE 785/LAW 542)
- Corporate Restructuring (FNCE 2910/7910)
- Distressed Investing (FNCE 2530/7530)
- Energy Finance (FNCE 2560/7560)
- The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions (FNCE 2510/7510 )
- Fintech (FNCE 2800 / 7880)
- Hedge Funds (FNCE 386/886)
- Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance (FNCE 4020/8020)
- Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation (FNCE 7500)
Wharton Executive Education Programs in Private Equity and Venture Capital
The Wharton School offers an Executive Education weeklong program called Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value. This 5-day program is designed for institutional investors as well as investment professionals aspiring to be better private equity investors.
This new program from Wharton Executive Education will lift the veil on one of the most exciting and perhaps least transparent areas in finance. Designed for investors and entrepreneurs alike, participants will come away with a greater understanding of how venture capital works; how the best venture capitalists source, screen, and value deals; and how to design contracts that protect both investors and founders.