Pepperdine University to Offer Certificate in Private Capital Markets

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Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management debuts first non-degree training program covering the major capital types in the private markets June 1-3, in Los Angeles.

Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management is now offering a Certificate in Private Capital Markets, a new non-degree program focused on critical analysis of the private capital markets covering angel investing, venture capital, mezzanine, private equity, banking, asset-backed lending, and factoring segments. The 3-day curriculum based training program is designed for business owners and professionals employed within the finance, banking, investment, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, management consulting, legal, and accounting fields. To learn more or register, visit http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/CIPCM.

“The first class will be offered June 1-3, 2011, at Pepperdine’s West Los Angeles campus, near Los Angeles International Airport,” announced Rachel Williams, director of Executive Education at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. “We anticipate two offerings a year, coinciding with the release of new research reports by the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project.”

Led by Dr. John Paglia, the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project is the first comprehensive and simultaneous investigation of major private capital market segments and the companies they serve, studying capital suppliers, intermediaries, and service providers. The ongoing research project surveys professionals in the capital markets and business owners twice annually, as well as conducts economic forecasts, and publishes findings in summary reports. Its fifth report is due in May 2011.

“Developed by Pepperdine’s Dr. John Paglia, the certificate program extends his ground breaking research into the classroom,” said Williams. “The certificate qualifies for continuing education credit for CPAs licensed in California and MCLE for attorneys licensed in California and may qualify for other credentials depending on the state of jurisdiction.”

The certificate program will cover:

  •     An in-depth analysis of the major sources of capital in the private markets
  •     How providers of funds within the private capital market segments evaluate risk and determine who qualifies for a particular capital type
  •     All-in costs of each major type of capital and how it is correlated to risk
  •     Advantages and disadvantages of major capital types in the private markets
  •     The private cost of capital (PCOC) model to estimate cost of capital for privately-held companies using the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project survey data

Seating for the certificate is limited. Curriculum details and admission information is available at http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/CIPCM.

About Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management
Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio (GRAT-ZEE-ah-DEE-oh) School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice since 1969. Student-focused, experience-driven, and globally-oriented, the Graziadio School offers fully accredited MBA, Masters of Science, and bachelor’s completion business programs. More information found at http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/.

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