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

Field Course: Private Equity Projects

Course Number 6440

Lecturer John D. Dionne
Spring; Q3Q4; 3 credits
10 sessions
Enrollment: 45+

Prerequisite: Students must also take the Q1Q2 offering Private Equity Finance(PEF), 1440.

Enrollment by application only: To apply, please send your CV and a paragraph of interest to Sarah Pettengill ( The application deadline will be in January 2017.

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. In addition, participation in the course will require students to sign a confidentiality agreement related to their project work.