Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Going Public

when 21 July 2014 - 25 July 2014
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC
fee EUR 595

The aim of this course is to provide students with insights into the complexities of the listing decision of companies. Why do companies go public? Going public represents a major milestone in the lifecycle of a firm. By issuing shares of stock to a large number of investors the firm secures an infusion of new capital and broadens its long-term investor base through future capital increases during seasoned offerings.

Course leader

Peter-Jan Engelen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Target group

The course is meant for students and practitioners with great interest in learning why and how companies go public. Students’ active participation in class discussions and other assignments is necessary for the success of the course. In short, interactive and motivated individuals with great interest in learning about entrepreneurial finance and with mindsets driven by international viewpoints will be able to best utilize the course.

Course aim

By the end of the course, students should:
• Have a broad understanding of the IPO process.
• Understand and analyze the different of going public.
• Be able to conduct a basic valuation of a company going public.
• Understand the various regulatory and risk aspects of the IPO process.
• Understand the first day stock price behavior.
• Gain insight into investor communication issues
• Work successfully within groups to complete assignments and projects.

Fee info

EUR 595: • € 595 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 395 - Course + course materials

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