There are three main components to the mission of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital: Research
It is the role of the center to fund academic research on the PE/VC industry. Research is the foundation of today’s top business schools. By funding basic research by Kellogg faculty, we are able to build a foundation of understanding into how the industry functions and the role the PE/VC industry plays in our economy. Knowledge creation is the first mission of the center. Education
Our second mission is knowledge dissemination. The Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is the home to Kellogg’s educational efforts in private equity and venture capital. This starts with an understanding of the basic disciplines. As a school well known for strength across departments, this is the foundation upon which our students build. The Finance Department and the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital offers a set of advanced courses in private equity and venture capital. They include traditional classroom based courses as well as experiential courses where students apply their knowledge and learn new skills inside PE or VC firms. Alumni Outreach
The third mission of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is to reach out to our alumni, inform them of current projects, and incorporate them into the processes of creating and disseminating knowledge. Many industries depend upon relationships; this is especially true in the PE/VC industry. The Center aspires to strengthen the Kellogg PE/VC alumni network. Strong support from our alumni is what makes Kellogg and the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital possible.