Certified Private Equity Analyst

  • German
  • Munich
  • On Campus
  • October every year
  • 11750 €, 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!


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  • Certificate: Certified Private Equity Analyst
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Duration: 15 presence days: 5 modules with 3 days each (Thursday – Saturday) over a period of 7 months starting in October 2021
  • Program Fee: 11,750 €* total
    (for members of BVK and cooperation partners: € 9,750)
    10% discount for TUM Alumni and employees of BMW Group in Germany
  • Program language: German (some material, e.g. case studies, might be in English)
  • Program start: Annually in October
  • Dates: Dates 2021/22:
    Fully booked

    Dates 2022/23:
    Module 1: October 27 – 29, 2022
    Module 2: November 17– 19, 2022
    Module 3: February 02 – 04, 2023
    Module 4: March 16 – 18, 2023
    Module 5: May 25 – 27, 2023
  • Location: Munich
  • Format: On campus

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.


  • 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


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Application Period

Application period for the CPEA seminar start in October 2022:
Start: January 2022
End: July 2022
Application rounds are scheduled as follows:
1st round: March 15, 2022
2nd round: May 15, 2022
3rd round: July 15, 2022

We will open applications for the programme start in autumn 2022 in January 2022. You will find the application form on this page from January.

Please note: The current Corona regulations apply to all programs. We will continuously inform registered participants about any changes, e.g. regarding the implementation of on-campus events. If you have any questions, please contact our program managers at any time.


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