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The Kellogg education is built on a thorough understanding of the fundamental business disciplines and an ability to apply these concepts to the ever-changing landscape of business. Though there are important similarities between VC and PE, especially given the new focus of many PE firms on operational improvements and unleveraged deals, Kellogg curriculum distinguishes between classes that are mostly focused on Venture Capital and those focused on Private Equity (distinguishing between LBOs and growth equity). All foundation courses assume knowledge of corporate finance from the start at the level of Finance II (FINC-441) or Finance I/II (FINC-440).

To learn more about the course recommendations in Venture Capital, Growth Equity and LBOs, please visit the Venture Capital and Private Equity Pathway web page.