The Proseminar in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Private Equity
The Proseminar in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Private Equity is a one-semester course that offers students experience in developing and communicating solutions to challenging financial problems facing businesses today. Students work in teams to tackle issues posed by host companies and present findings to the host company and their fellow classmates.
Interested in becoming a host?
For more information about hosting a relevant project for the Proseminar in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Private Equity, please contact Egor Matveyev.
Who can host a project?
Companies or business entities with real, challenging problems in corporate finance, investment banking, and private equity are eligible to host a proseminar project. While we often refer to host companies as 'clients,' the reality is that hosts are leaders in their field who give their time and experience to engage students in this educational experience. Acting as a host also helps to build a productive, long-term relationship between the company and MIT Sloan.
What is involved in being a project host?
Before the proseminar class begins, host companies provide a written statement of their company’s problem and any materials they believe may be helpful in orienting the student team. After the teams have had a chance to familiarize themselves with the problem—but before the intensive work is performed—host companies conduct one telephone conference with the team or teams working on their problem to establish a clearer idea of the problem and address any questions the students may have. During the intensive work phase, teams may have additional questions, and the class instructor will coordinate how communication in this phase is managed based on guidance from the host company. At the end of the project, host companies will attend a class session at which the student teams will present their solutions. A written copy of the presentation will be sent to the host company in advance.
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