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Lisa Chance
Enrollment Advisor
Executive Education
26750 Agoura Road, Ste. 118
Calabasas, CA 91302



Demystify Capital Markets and Learn from Industry Experts on How to Secure Private Equity Investment

The Certificate in Private Capital Markets program provides the critical analysis and evaluation skills needed for tackling today’s complex capital markets. By learning how to make better investment decisions and financing deals, students can, in turn, provide leadership solutions that will drive organizational growth and advance their careers. Additional program takeaways include:

  • The certificate qualifies as continuing education credit for CPAs licensed in California. The knowledge obtained, will enable you to better secure Private Equity Investments.
  • The program is taught by Pepperdine faculty and industry leaders.

Program Overview

  • Learn about and perform an in-depth analysis of the major capital sources in the private markets: angel investments, venture capital, mezzanine, private equity, bank loans, asset-backed loans, and factoring lines.
  • Study how capital providers evaluate risk and how they determine who qualifies for capital and from what source.
  • Learn how capital providers value private businesses and how business owners can operate to increase their valuation.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the major sources of capital.
  • Employ the private cost of capital (PCOC) model to estimate cost of capital for privately-held companies. Emphasis is on utilizing the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project survey data.


  Program Details

Program Dates*
Spring 2019: May 13-15, 2019
Fall 2019: October 14-16, 2019


Pepperdine University, Drescher Graduate Campus
Villa Graziadio Executive Center
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Program Fees

  • Cost is per participant and it also includes program materials and meals (breakfast and lunch, unless otherwise noted).
  • General registration discounts are available for all Pepperdine students and alumni and previous Executive Education program participants. Please contact execed@pepperdine.edu for additional information.
  • On-site lodging is available at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center. To reserve a room, call 310.506.1100 and mention "CIPCM."

*Dates and locations are subject to change. We will notify students of any changes in a timely manner.



  Who Should Enroll

The Certificate in Private Capital Markets is designed for:

  • Business owners, consultants, lawyers and mid-to-senior level executives that are responsible for securing private capital investment for their organization
  • Business and financial professionals interested in gaining the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to succeed in the Private Capital Markets industry
  • Participant Profiles: 65% - C-Level, Owner, Founder; 15% - Senior Management; 25% - Middle Management

  • Participant Industries: Private Capital Markets/Financing, Commercial Lending, Wealth Management
    General Management, Management Consulting


Program Schedule

Schedule TBD


Craig Everett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance, Director of Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project

In addition to distinguished faculty, students will also benefit and learn from industry experts.

Craig R. Everett is an assistant professor of finance at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School and director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. His teaching and research interests include entrepreneurial finance, private capital markets, business valuation and behavioral corporate finance.



Johnathan Meade Finance Manager

The quality of speakers brought in for the course provided rare access to real-world knowledge from experienced investors and finance professionals. I’d recommend it to anyone seeking a robust networking opportunity and foundational knowledge about what goes on in the private investing ecosystem. Also, you can’t beat the view.

Finance Manager, Charles Schwab