15.S73 Alternative Investments Lab
This Action Learning lab focuses on diligence expertise in the deals of alternative investment firms. Students are matched with alternative investment (private equity, venture capital and hedge fund) hosts and work during the 6 week course on a deal or project, defined and managed by the host.
Projects are driven by the specific needs of the hosts, and typically cover:
- Private capital (LBO, growth equity, VC)
- Hedge funds (ARB, global macro, equity long/short, quantitative strategy, stressed/distressed debt)
- Real assets (real estate, commodities, timber)
This course offers an opportunity to have actual diligence expertise in deals by working in tandem as a team with a small group of selected private equity, venture capital or hedge funds. It allows students to develop close relationships with hosting firms, as well as use MIT Sloan resources (e.g., people, available datasets, etc.) to learn how to analyze the viability of a potential investment that an alternative investment fund is considering.