Certified Private Equity Analyst

  • German
  • Munich
  • On Campus
  • October every year
  • 11.750 €, Discounts available

As part of our exclusive advanced educations partnership with the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK), TUM School of Management has developed the Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) German-language training program. Featuring high-profile lecturers and leading experts from the fields of science and business, the Certificate Program offers a comprehensive examination of the private equity sector at the highest level of academic excellence and practical relevance.

With this program, TUM School of Management establishes a new standard in private equity training, while setting a consistent quality benchmark for the otherwise heterogeneous group of subsidiary managers.

The CPEA training program consists of five modules at three days each (from 9:00am – 5:30pm, respectively). Training modules focus on the venture capital and private equity industries with a holistic view on relevant issues and defining characteristics. Participants also receive training in essential soft skills in a designated module showcasing effective negotiation and management audits. Case studies based on real-life applications help bridge the gap between theory and practice. After each individual module, participants are encouraged to apply their skills ‘on the job’. Regular participation and a final exam are required for CPEA certification.

Please note that this program is taught in German!


  • Certificate Certified Private Equity Analyst
  • Target group Investment managers and professionals working in the venture capital, investment as well as M&A sector that aim at gaining a certificate for their professional qualification
  • Program start Annually in October
  • Duration 15 presence days: 5 modules with 3 days each (Thursday – Saturday) over a period of 7 months starting in October 2021
  • Tuition fee € 11.750 total
    (for members of BVK and cooperation partners: € 9.750)l
    single module: € 2.950l
    (10% discount for members of BVK, cooperation partners and TUM alumni)
  • Program language German
  • Modules Module 1: Fundamentals of Corporate Acquisitions & Sales
    Module 2: Fund & Transaction Structuring
    Module 3: Equity Interest Management & Corporate Governance
    Module 4: Exit Strategies & Fundraising
    Module 5: Selection of Management Teams & Conducting Negotiations
  • Dates 2021/2022 Module 1: October 14 – 16, 2021
    Module 2: November 18 – 20, 2021
    Module 3: February 10 – 12, 2022
    Module 4: March 10 – 12, 2022
    Module 5: April 28 – 30, 2022
  • Location Munich
  • Format On campus


  • Market structures and market development
  • Fundamentals of equity participations
  • Business plan analysis, incl. case study
  • Corporate valuation: VC/PE
  • Financial & Commercial Due Diligence
  • Overview over financing options
  • Specific financing offers
  • Public and private financing options
  • PE/VC fund structures
  • Legal due diligence
  • Legal issues of PE/VC investments, investment agreements, deal documentation
  • IP management
  • Transaction structuring
  • Corporate and financial market law
  • Tax issues
  • Operational equity interest management
  • Corporate governance structures
  • Effective control and monitoring mechanisms
  • Equity controlling, monitoring, and risk management
  • Strategic management
  • Selected aspects of the PE, VC, and MBG sectors
  • Case studies and practical issues
  • Exit strategies (IPO, secondary)
  • Dual Track
  • Risk management
  • Performance measurements
  • Fundraising
  • Capital market communication
  • Strategic selection of new management teams
  • Performance measurement of existing management teams
  • Successful development of management audits
  • Negotiation styles
  • Preparaotion of negotiations
  • Negotiation techniques

All five modules finish with a business dinner.

Executive MBA

CPEA – Eligibility for the Executive MBA

It is possible to receive credits for the AMBA-accredited Executive MBA of the TUM School of Management after successful participation of the CPEA program.

  • The completion of the CPEA  is worth 10 ECTS in the Executive MBA and can be counted as two electives
  • Eligibility of EUR 4.000 of total Executive MBA tuition fee
  • Certificate with two titles: MBA + CPEA

CPEA = Elective 1 + Elective 2

Partial scholarship

The TUM School of Management and the Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalgesellschaften (BVK) are awarding two partial scholarships worth €4,875.00 as part of the CPEA program 2021/2022.

Apply by June 11, 2021 for one of the following partial scholarships:

Partial scholarship for institutional investors (limited partners): This partial scholarship is aimed at institutional investors such as insurance companies, banks, pension institutions, FOFs or family office representatives.


Partial scholarship for all other equity and investment managers in the DACH region: Which is aimed at anyone working in the field of equity and investment or in M&A.

Registration and further information can be found in the online registration.


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Please note that the program is taught in German.
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