As an MBA student looking for a future career in private equity, what courses/skills would be most beneficial?

Prepwise AnswersCategory: Finance CareersAs an MBA student looking for a future career in private equity, what courses/skills would be most beneficial?
Career Dev Staff Staff asked 5 years ago
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Greston Wise Staff answered 5 years ago

Key skill requirements for a job as a private equity associate include:
Industry / operating knowledge. – Ideally, you will have an intricate understanding of a specific industry and some operating experience in that industry.

Analytical skills. – You need basic abilities in developing and analyzing spreadsheets, particularly that rather complex “LBO model” that every firm works with.

People skills.- Your ability to skillfully manage other people and eventually lead them is critical to your success in any private equity firm.