WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management will offer a new Executive Education program at its campus in Düsseldorf. Over the course of two days, executives will receive intense exposure and training in private equity and venture capital.
Both PE and VC play a central role in the global economy: they revolutionize entire industries, contribute to the development of technologies, alter the modalities of competition and offer a second chance for companies threatened with insolvency.
"The time for an Executive Education program like this has never been better," says Professor Dr. Serden Ozcan, who holds a chair in Innovation and Organization at WHU. "Never before have successful strategies for investment decisions been as essential as they are today. For managers who want to endure in the market, then, continuing education in the field of venture capital and private equity is indispensable."
"The program is aimed at entrepreneurs, M&A experts, executives in the field of business development and senior managers in family businesses," adds Professor Dr. Garen Markarian, who will also teach in the program. The benefits of this program derive from close coordination between academic standards and high practical relevance: "We will work with real case studies and simulations, discuss theoretical viewpoints, and have industry experts interact with participants." Among other things, participants will investigate the ways in which venture capital firms identify, evaluate and nurture growth opportunities, and PE creates value in an advanced lifecycle of an industrial firm.