Field Course: Private Equity Projects and Ecosystems - Harvard Business School MBA Program

Field Course: Private Equity Projects and Ecosystems

Course Number 6440

Senior Lecturer John D. Dionne
Spring; Q3Q4; 3 credits
Course Meetings: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
10 sessions
Enrollment: 50

Completion of the Q1Q2 offering Private Equity Finance(PEF), 1440 is recommended, but not required.

Enrollment by application only: To apply, please send your CV and a paragraph of interest to Eliza Lewis ( by January 7th, 2020.

Through project work students will get the opportunity to "practice private equity" in a setting as close to real as possible. Projects will entail many different aspects of private equity and students will work directly with private equity firms and/or portfolio companies. Class sessions will include several external guest speakers addressing a variety of PE topics including deal sourcing, portfolio operations, PE CEO's, first time funds and also raising of capital.

Some team projects may involve travel and limited travel funding will be available through an application process.

Due to the nature of some EC Field Courses students may be required to sign a legal agreement requested by project/business partner organizations. Additional requirements and documentation may also be requested of students by organizations. While students are typically not charged a course fee for taking an EC field course it is possible that students will be responsible for minimal out-of-pocket costs (varies per course), however funding is provided for local travel to partner locations.