FIN 612 - Private Equity and Venture Capital

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The role and function of the private equity market and key players in that market, including crowdfunding, angel investors, and venture capitalists. Application of financial tools and models to value venture investments, evaluate risk and return, and negotiate deals.

This course can be applied toward:


BUS 640 (Financial Principles and Practice). Credit not allowed for both FIN 612 and FIN 669.

Important Information

Active-duty military, spouses of active military personnel, veterans, federal, and state employees must contact the MBA Advisors to receive the tuition reduction code prior to registering. Students must be admitted to the MBA Program to receive this discount. Reduction of tuition will not be given if you do not provide the appropriate code at the time of registration. Call (970) 491-2865 or email

Textbooks and Materials

Please consult the CSU Bookstore for textbook information:


Vickie Bajtelsmit

(970) 491-0610

Vickie Bajtelsmit has been a finance professor at CSU since 1991 and currently serves as director of the Master of Finance program. She earned her Ph.D. from Wharton School of Business and J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. In addition to her textbook Personal Finance (Wiley, 2017), she has published widely on topics related to retirement, investing, and insurance.