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Certificate in Private Capital Markets

Professional Development Programs

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.

Throughout the program, participants will analyze various types of private capital, from bank loans and asset-based lending to equity funding, as well as learn about the valuation methods used by capital providers.

The program is taught by Pepperdine faculty and industry leaders. Students will network with peers and industry experts – all while earning a valuable, in-demand credential. In addition, the certificate qualifies as continuing education credit for CPAs licensed in California and MCLE for attorneys licensed in California. For more information contact:

Certificate Program Information

Program Dates*

October 16 - 18, 2017


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


$2,795 Early Bird Registration (until TBD)
$3,395 General Registration

  • Cost is per participant and includes program materials and meals (breakfast and lunch, unless otherwise noted).
  • General registration discounts are available for Pepperdine students and alumni and previous Executive Education program participants. Please contact 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 may change. We will notify students of any changes in a timely manner.

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

Certificate in Private Capital Markets

Participant Industries:

Private Capital Markets/Financing
Commercial Lending
Wealth Management
General Management
Management Consulting

Certificate in Private Capital Markets

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 Schedule

Day One:

Session 1: Overview of Private Capital Markets - Theory and Practice
Session 2: Private Equity Capital

Day Two:

Session 3: Angel Investments, Venture Capital, and Other Early Stage Financing Sources
Session 4: Senior Debt (Including Cash Flow Based and Asset Based Lending) and Factoring

Day Three:

Session 5: Determining Your Cost of Capital and The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project Survey
Session 6: Mezzanine Capital
Session 7: Investment Banking

Certificate in Private Capital Markets


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


Craig Everett

Graziadio School

Craig R. Everett, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Finance
Director of Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project

Program Testimonials

Todd Lewis

"The faculty and instructor expertise – especially on current issues -- was impressive. I‘ve referred colleagues and recommend this course to anyone wanting to elevate their skills and knowledge of today’s private capital markets.”

Todd Lewis

Director of Quality Assurance, Specialty Machines; Certificate in Private Capital Markets Program Participant (Spring 2016)

dave Myers Certificate in Private Capital Markets

“The speakers were excellent and the content was fast-paced and relevant. I found this class to be of higher quality and greater value than courses I’ve attended at some of the country’s most prestigious business schools.”

Dave Myers

President & Founder, Strategy Masters; Certificate in Private Capital Markets Program Participant (Fall 2016)