This course is app-only. Please contact the PE Program for more details on the process ([email protected]).
This course is offered over Fall 2021 (B Term) and Spring 2022 (B Term). Each semester class is for 1.5 credits and will be held in 6 sessions.
The Foundations of PE I is a prerequisite for the Foundations of PE II class. The student must attain an acceptable grade in the Fall 2021 semester class to be eligible for the Spring 2022 semester class. The full course (Fall 2021 semester and Spring 2022 semester) will cover twelve (12) modules, all as more fully described below.
The first six (6) modules will be covered in the Fall 2021 semester class and the remaining modules will be covered in the Spring 2022 semester class.
Please note the following:
- Neither the PE Case Materials nor the Practitioner Materials will be available in electronic versions
- Class sessions will not be recorded
- Active class participation is an important component of the course and will count for one-third (1/3) of the course grade
- Prior preparation of materials for each and every class session is essential. In addition to the assigned readings, there will be a written assignment required for each of the class sessions. These assignments will account for one-third (1/3) of the course grade and will involve both individual and group work
- The course will require a final group presentation presented during class time and successful completion of an individual take-home closed book objective short answer 50-question “quiz”. These items together will account for one-third (1/3) of the course grade. The purpose of the “quiz” is to ensure the individual student has mastered the key foundational concepts of the class.
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business
Professor Donna M. Hitscherich currently serves as a senior lecturer of Finance, director of the Private Equity Program, and a Bernstein Faculty Leader at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. Professor Hitscherich’s courses include Corporate Finance as well as the elective courses Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Advanced Corporate Finance. In 2002, she...