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 Topics in Private Equity (FNCE 4010/8010)
  • Corporate Restructuring (FNCE 2910/7910)
  • Distressed Investing (FNCE 2530/7530)
  • The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions (FNCE 2510/7510 )
  • 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.

Venture Capital

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.

Wharton alumni are eligible to receive a discount. For more information or to enroll, please visit Wharton Executive Education or email


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