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LPEA-SHU Private Equity Training: OCT 5 – NOV 30

PRIVATE EQUITY & OTHER ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

OCT 5–NOV 30

9 WEEKS

18:30–21:30

3 hours
per class

12 CLASSES

1-2 classes
per week

Certificate
Course

€1,950

Chamber of Commerce

Training Center
Luxembourg-Kirchberg
(parking provided)

LPEA & SHU PARTNERSHIP

The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU have joined forces to create a business certificate for Luxembourg professionals, specifically designed to focus on Private Equity: The Private Equity Business Certificate Program.

Together, the LPEA and SHU developed a comprehensive curriculum that offers a unique opportunity to deep-dive into Private Equity and Venture Capital.

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE ARE KEY PILLARS OF LPEA’S MISSION

This initiative with the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is the first of a long-term development in Luxembourg that aims at enhancing the skill set of newcomers and current practitioners in Private Equity and Venture Capital, while embracing the University’s “Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow” mission.

JOIN OUR FLAGSHIP COURSE:

PRIVATE EQUITY & OTHER ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

You’ll gain first-hand insight from seasoned professionals and experts on how best to apply what you learn,
into your current business or future career.

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2020

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DIVE INTO PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Private Equity is one of the best performing asset classes.

Over the past decades, the industry has consistently grown to exceed €4 trillion in assets under management. Those distributions, combined with the poor performance and volatility linked to traditional asset classes, have driven a number of new investors to enter the Private Equity world.

Luxembourg is one of the most popular jurisdictions for private equity and venture capital. Whilst historically a local presence in Luxembourg was limited mostly to smaller and/or emerging General Partners, many large international houses have set up and conducted business out of Luxembourg since the middle of the last decade with a considerable and growing local substance.

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) introduced new organizational requirements and specific disclosure rules regarding AIFMs managing AIFs which acquire control of non-listed companies and issuers. Focus shifted from well-known product regulation to manager regulation.

The alternative investments industry accepted the challenge and is governed today by a framework that is eligible to develop into a brand, just as the UCITS Directive.

PE managers appreciate Luxembourg's business friendly environment and they have embraced the introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), which completed the Luxembourg investment fund toolbox by a manager-regulated alternative fund.

In a fast changing environment, the industry is however facing challenges of an economic and regulatory nature. While Luxembourg has been active in the Private Equity field for more than two decades, until recently very few large investment vehicles were established there. In this new paradigm, the appetite for the Luxembourg fund structuring toolbox has increased beyond expectations. The diverse range of vehicles, from unregulated to regulated products, together with the asset class expertise developed over the years within the professional community and the CSSF are key factors of this collective success.

This shift is driving a strong demand for skilled employees who understand how the industry operates in its entire value chain—from fund structuring through to operations and exits.

The Private Equity & Other Alternative Asset Classes course and the Private Equity Business Certificate Program aim to meet the growing demands of the industry by delivering both engaging and challenging courses, providing participants with tailored curriculum and professional insights to develop new skills and knowledge directly applicable to the day-to-day business operations.

REGISTRATION DETAILS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Standard Price: €1,950 (EUR)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • REGISTER ONLINE – REGISTER NOW
    When you are ready to register, access the online registration system HERE.
  • Partial Payment is due upon registration. Participants will be invoiced separately for the remaining fee balance. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.
  • Price includes learning materials and processing fee.

DATES & TIMES

OCT 5 – NOV 30 | 12 CLASSES | 3 HOURS/CLASS | 1-2 CLASSES/WEEK

Class Day Date Time
1 Monday 5-Oct-2020 18:30-21:30
2 Tuesday 6-Oct-2020 18:30-21:30
3 Saturday 17-Oct-2020 14:00-17:00
4 Monday 26-Oct-2020 18:30-21:30
5 Monday 2-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
6 Tuesday 3-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
7 Monday 9-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
8 Monday 16-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
9 Tuesday 17-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
10 Monday 23-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
11 Saturday 28-Nov-2020 09:30-12:30
12 Monday 30-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This course will provide an overview of the main approaches, structures and actors in Alternative Assets and specifically Private Equity. With well-known on the ground practitioners the elements of a successful Private Equity Fund will be described and discussed in detail.
The course will specifically address:

  1. Alternative Asset Strategies such as Venture Capital, Leveraged Buyout, Real Assets and Private Debt.
  2. The fundraising, investment and portfolio management of Private Equity funds.
  3. Legal and tax aspects of selecting and setting up Private Equity vehicles.
  4. The exiting and performance measurement and reporting for Private Equity funds.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Grasping the Big Picture.
  • Introduction to the Private Equity market in Luxembourg.
  • Overview of different elements of a successful operation of a Private Equity fund.
  • Understand the opportunities and functioning of the Alternative Asset classes and the Private Equity market.
  • Lectures by and discussion with specialized practitioners of Alternative Asset market segments.

COURSE FEATURES

  • Lecture-based teaching method with interactive in-class discussions.
    (Basic preliminary studies, i.e. via internet, would be helpful.)
  • Practitioners such as fund managers, lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and other service providers to the industry will share their knowledge and experience and discuss theoretical and practical challenges of their specialization.
  • Participants will be required to participate actively in the class discussions.
  • Team Project: Your Private Equity/Alternative Asset Fund
    Participants will be split into teams the start of the course. The project will aim at simulating a real-life launch of an alternative fund using the topics covered throughout the course, and displaying that you understood the “Big Picture”. Participants will showcase their findings and fund in final pitch presentation.
    Faculty will be available throughout the course to provide feedback and advice.
  • Grading will be based on discussion participation and the Team Project.
  • Participants learn to recognize how they can use material in the context of their own organization and apply concepts in their professional environment of future career.
  • A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experiences and academic disciplines: participants come from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences.
  • This courses is academically accredited at the graduate level.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the Private Equity Business Certificate or the MBA Degree.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed as overview/introduction to Private Equity/Alternative Assets with more detailed and specialized discussions of the alternative asset universe.

  • Financial sector professionals with an interest to develop in Alternative Assets and Private Equity.
  • Individuals aspiring to start a career in the Alternative Assets and Private Equity markets.
  • Professional AND Individuals looking to expand their understanding of Private Equity.
  • Basic prior understanding of Private Equity and finance concepts will be helpful for this course, but is not a “must-have”.
    (Basic knowledge can be obtained via prior self-studies.)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

EXPERT APPEARANCES

Experts in the Private Equity and Venture Capital field, including fund managers, lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and other service providers to the industry will share their knowledge and experience and discuss theoretical and practical challenges of their specialization.

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Intro to Digital Marketing: MAY 25 – JUN 15

Open Enrollment Course

4 WEEKS

MAY 25 – JUN 15

3 HOURS

Time commitment
per week

4 CLASSES

1 class
per week

AACSB
Accredited

€950

Chamber of Commerce

Training Center
Luxembourg-Kirchberg
(parking provided)

What You Will Learn

As a modern business manager it’s crucial to understand the basic laws and practices of digital marketing. One must be aware of the basic terminology, be able to identify the typical opportunities, and know the elements of a digital marketing strategy as well as the most common tactics and resources needed to apply them. As main themes we will cover:

  1. Digital business and service design
  2. Acquisition
  3. Retention
  4. Analytics

Key Benefits

By completion of this introductory course you will be able to:

  • Define digital marketing and understand its relevance in today’s business world. You will have a general view on what is commonly referred as “digital marketing” and how it links to business strategy and marketing strategy.
  • Describe the role and importance of digital marketing in a company’s overall marketing and sales strategy.
  • Identify the key digital marketing processes including
    1) Branding & Awareness building
    2) Customer acquisition
    3) Customer retention

Course Features

  • This course has a very pragmatic and practical approach. We will go through a lot of real life examples and situations and analyze them together. Key learning method being classroom discussion.
  • Key expectation from all students is to contribute to dynamic and interactive class discussions (even if the class will be online) and to share their own knowledge and experience, even as a consumer.
  • The grading is based on class activity, a team report and the classroom presentation of the team report.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in the basic laws of marketing and sales, which are becoming more and more digital.
  • Managers from other than business development related functions to better understand one of the biggest investments companies make.
  • Entrepreneurs and students interested in a start-up career to be better prepared for the key go-to-market and growth challenges a young company has.

Course Instructor

Juho Wallenius, M.S., Adjunct Professor of Marketing, SHU

Juho Wallenius, M.S.

Please complete the form below for more information:

Open Enrollment Course

Intro to Digital Marketing

MAY 25 – JUN 15

First Name *

Last Name *

E-mail *
Phone number

Company

Title or Position

Which Open Enrollment Course are you interested in? *

Any Questions?

MBA Application Deadline Extended

MBA Admissions COVID-19 Response

MBA Application Deadline Extended

At the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU Luxembourg, we recognize the extraordinary personal and professional challenges that the coronavirus pandemic poses, including your application to business school.

We admire your decision to invest in yourself in this time of uncertainty.

An MBA from the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU Luxembourg will help future-proof your career as the the global economy rebounds.

We’ve made adjustments to our MBA admissions process to accommodate you, wherever you are in the process.

PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS

Connect one-on-one for a personal admissions consultation with an admissions representative via Skype, WebEx, or WhatsApp to talk about your goals, the application, our program, culture and any other questions you may have.

ONLINE GMAT AND/OR TOEFL TESTS

We encourage you to take at-home version of the GMAT and TOEFL.

ATTENTION: The Online GMAT is available starting April 20. The benefit of the GMAT Online exam is that candidates can schedule appointment times around the clock—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—allowing for greater flexibility during an evolving situation.

  • GMAT Update on Coronavirus and its Impact on Testing
    • Program Name: MBA with internship (Luxembourg)
      Program Code: FCG-P4-17
      School Name: Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
      Institution Name: Sacred Heart University
    • Program Name:MBA, Part-Time (Luxembourg)
      Program Code: FCG-P4-93
      School Name: Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
      Institution Name: Sacred Heart University
  • Pearson VUE Updates – GMAC’s testing partner
  • NEEA Updates – National Education Examinations Authority of China

The TOEFL is also now available online:

Sacred Heart University may offer Provisional Acceptance for students who do not meet the minimum English Language requirements.

  • Students may complete Online ESL courses at Sacred Heart University’s English Language Institute or other ESL school prior to starting their academic program.
  • If applicant does not have an English Proficiency Exam Score, complete the ESL Exam Waiver Request

GMAT WAIVERS

We’re offering GMAT waivers to the Full-Time MBA with internship and Part-Time MBA programs to accommodate the current testing limitations.

EXTENDED DEADLINES

For more information about deadline extensions, please contact us at mba@shu.lu or info@shu.lu.

FREE PERSONAL ASSESSMENT OF ELIGIBILITY

Our Graduate Admissions Office can offer you a free personal assessment of eligibility. After which, we will then be able to provide a more precise potential start-date and individual schedule for your potential MBA and/or Business Certificate program.

To begin the process, please send the following documents to Admissions & Administrative Director, Mr. Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu):

  1. Transcript(s)
    Copy/Scan from all previous colleges and universities attended—i.e., Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree
  2. Diploma(s)
    Copy/Scan
  3. Professional Certificate(s) and/or Professional License(s)
    Copy/Scan
  4. Resume/CV

NON-EU NATIONAL APPLICANTS

STAY UP TO DATE

Stay up to date with the campus-wide responses at the SHU Coronavirus Information page.

We’re committed to helping you at every step of the application process and hopefully welcoming you in the Class of 2020. We look forward to receiving your application for this fall.

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Registration Open: Summer & Fall 2020 Classes

The Summer (2) 2020 (20/SU2) and Fall 2020 (20/FA) Registration Period for Luxembourg Graduate Business programs is now open.

Important Information

  • Students are responsible for having any registration blocks cleared before they may register.
  • Summer & Fall 2020 Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020
  • The registration form for the Summer (2) 2020 (20/SU2) and Fall 2020 (20/FA) terms here: https://www.shu.lu/current-students/ → Registration Form.

    Registration forms are posted and available to students in the Current Students section of the SHU Luxembourg website (https://www.shu.lu/current-students/ → Registration Form) and the Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).
  • In order to register for the Summer & Fall 2020 terms students must complete and return a registration form via SHU Email. Email this registration form (via SHU Email) to Sacred Heart University (alewis@shu.lu & jdhillon@shu.lu) by JUNE 19, 2020.

    To register for a course, students must complete and return a signed registration form for the current academic year and the academic term they intend to register for. Completed and signed registration forms must be returned to the Sacred Heart University Luxembourg Office Manager(s) by the indicated deadline.
  • Students WILL NOT be considered registered for a course without returning a registration form containing both STUDENT ID NUMBER AND SIGNATURE.
  • Exact course dates and times are available at shu.lu under the Current Students section (Class Location & Times)
    • Students must double check the precise dates and times at the beginning of the term. All dates are subject to change.
    • It is the sole responsibility of the student to plan their schedule according to the arrangement of class dates and times published on the SHU website.
    • Missing one class because a student has registered for another class running at the same time IS NOT considered an “excused absence”.
    • The administration schedules courses to best accommodate a majority of students as well as the individual, personal and professional schedules of the instructors.
  • Please read through the Registration Policies & Procedures thoroughly to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the Add/Drop period and Withdrawal protocol.
  • You can view and monitor your progress toward your degree goals/completion by visiting Student Planning & Advising and viewing your Progress Report. “Progress” is a report, which shows how the courses a student has taken apply toward degree requirements, as well as the remaining credits needed to complete your degree requirements.

    Click Here for Understanding Student Progress in Student Planning and Advising

Please do not hesitate to contact our offices should you have any questions.

For help planning your academic schedule, and to make sure you’re on track to graduate/complete your degree requirements by your preferred graduation date, please contact Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu).

***Students enrolled in the MBA with Internship program will be automatically enrolled in the required courses. For Elective course selection, please contact Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu or +352 22 76 13 31).***

IMPORTANT NOTE: All course communication with instructors will be strictly through your SHU EMAIL ADDRESS.

It is the student’s responsibility to check their SHU email address regularly. Especially if they are enrolled in a course.

Blockchain & Big Data/Crypto Currencies: APR 2 – JUN 18

Open Enrollment Course

12 WEEKS

APR 2 – JUN 18

3 HOURS

Time commitment
per week

12 CLASSES

1 class
per week

AACSB
Accredited

€950

ONLINE

YOU choose the
learning environment

that works best for YOU!

What You Will Learn

This course aims at providing a hands-on introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger and crypto-currencies. The course will address three major topics:

  1. Use cases for blockchain technologies in supply chain management and payment systems as well as tokenization of assets.
  2. An in-depth look at how blockchain technology is implemented using different programming frameworks (Ethereum and Hyperledger).
  3. The design of payment architectures based on blockchain.
    More specifically, the class will focus on the Interledger protocol developed by Ripple as a key element to achieve global inter-operability.

Key Benefits

  • Understand the opportunities, but also the limits of blockchain technology
  • Expertise in writing simple blockchain applications using the Ethereum platform
  • Understand the basic theory on consensus protocols
  • Develop basic monitoring tools for other blockchains (Ripple)
  • Understand the economic issues and incentives of a decentralized application
  • Governance approaches for blockchain based applications
  • Advanced topics: Ripple Interledger protocol, Tezos governance model

Course Features

  • A practical and pragmatic approach to blockchain based technology.
  • Team Project
    Students will be lead to understand the key technology by working in teams on a semester long project (12 weeks). The project will aim at simulating a real-life scenario of a blockchain based start-up. Each team will identify a performance gap or strategic opportunity facing the start-up organization, and then build a comprehensive, technological strategy and implementation plan to address it, and showcase their findings in final pitch presentation. Faculty will be available throughout the course to provide feedback and advice.
  • Participants learn to recognize how they can use material in the context of their own organization and apply concepts in their professional environment.
  • A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experiences, and academic disciplines: students come from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences.
  • This courses is academically accredited at the graduate level.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the MBA Degree.

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers who want to refine their skills in strategic data management and fact-based decision-making
  • Individuals building and launching data science teams
  • Professionals in marketing, supply chain, information technology, human resources, talent management, product development, operations, and other strategy-related functions

Course Instructor

Radu State, Adjunct Professor of Blockchain & Big Data/Cryptocurrencies, Jack Welch College of Business SHU Luxembourg

Radu State, Ph.D.

Please complete the form below for more information:

Open Enrollment Course

Blockchain & Big Data/Crypto Currencies

APR 2 – JUN 18

First Name *

Last Name *

E-mail *
Phone number

Company

Title or Position

Which Open Enrollment Course are you interested in? *

Any Questions?