Course Detail

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (34820, 50 Unit Course)

Course Description by Faculty

  • O'Connor, Brian
  • Content
    In short, this class is about buying and running small businesses. Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (“ETA”) covers the art and science of developing an industry thesis, sourcing acquisition targets, structuring and closing on a company, and creating value in that business post-acquisition as an operator. This course will give students frameworks and real-world solutions to use if they decide to pursue the acquisition and leadership of a small business. The class will walk through the life cycle of a typical path toward finding and running a business, including information on raising capital, searching for a company, buying a business, leading that business and then ultimately selling it. Although the focus will be on buying and running a business, the class is designed to be applicable to many other career paths including private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship and leadership.

    Prereq: Cannot enroll if 34302 taken previously.

    Class Meets: 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/13, 8/14
  • Prerequisites
    Cannot enroll if 34302 taken previously.
    • No non-Booth Students

  • Grades

    • Class Participation - 40%

    • Final Project Deliverable and Presentation – 60%

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Summer 2022Section: 34820-88EMBA1 9:00AM-12:00PMHarper CenterC08Dual Modality
    Faculty In-Person
Description and/or course criteria last updated: June 30 2022