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The Mechanics of Venture Capital

Middlesex University

4 months
1999 GBP/full
1999 GBP/full
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The Mechanics of Venture Capital course is offered in partnership with Middlesex University.

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What you'll learn in The Mechanics of Venture Capital course at Middlesex University

  • The principles of venture capital, how they have developed among a diverse range of participants, with both for-profit and not-for profit primary objectives 
  • The importance of the finance lifecycle in influencing the nature and substance of venture capital activity 
  • The analytical frameworks used by leading venture capitalists to assess new venture opportunities
  • The principles of how to manage a venture capital investment to create value for a potentially successful exit 
  • The structuring (and restructuring) of venture capital investments, and the range of financial instruments that can be used to fund them 
  • The importance of thorough risk analysis, comprehensive due diligence, and implementation skills in achieving a potentially successful exit

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • General principles and the valuation of venture capital companies
  • Practical considerations in the valuation and deal structuring of venture capital investments 
  • Deriving value from venture capital investments
  • Structuring and restructuring venture capital investments
  • Approval process, execution and legal documentation
  • Managing and realising venture capital investments

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1999 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1999 GBP for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    1999 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1999 GBP for the full programme during 4 months.


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