Course Details

Private Equity Lab
FINC-639-0
Previously Known as FINC-939-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION

This course offers an experiential learning opportunity in private equity. Following an interviewing process with host firms, if accepted, students will be placed as an intern with a PE firm, where they will work for two days each week for 10 weeks. All students commit to complete at least 150 hours of work during the quarter. Many host firms are in the Chicago area, where students are expected to work on-site two days/week, and other firms are remote, with most work completed remotely, and on-site work is usually limited few days during the quarter. Work is not compensated, but out-of-pocket expense reimbursements may be requested. Students meet in class only twice: during the morning of the first and last Wednesdays of the quarter. There are required readings and a project report that summarizes work completed for the PE firm, which is due at the end of the quarter. Course registration is by application only, which must be submitted directly to the application site approximately eight weeks before the quarter starts. Students do not need to bid for this course, but admittance to PE Lab is determined based on interviews with host firms and acceptance by the Professor.

For other recommended courses consult the Private Equity Pathway.

More information can be found on the Heizer Center webpage.

Registration for this course is by application only
Note: This course may not be dropped once the student has been matched with a host firm.
TRACKS
Finance Major
VC/PE Pathway - Equity Growth
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
CH
EV
CH
EV
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
Popup
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: (ACCT-430-0 OR ACCT-435-0 OR ACCTM-430-0) AND (FINC-431-0 OR FINC-435-0 OR FINC-440-0 OR FINCM-431-0)