Oxford Private Markets Investments Programme

Business man and city landscape
Learn the language and techniques of private markets
Start date:
  • 6 weeks
Time commitment:
  • Short programme
  • Online


  • £2,200

About the programme

Explore how to integrate private market assets into your investment strategy.

Launching in autumn 2020, the Oxford Private Markets Investments Programme will build on your existing financial industry experience to broaden your knowledge of this niche sector, enabling you to diversify your investment portfolio and the services you offer clients.

Gain access and insight into the world of private markets and learn the necessary skills to capitalise on new opportunities. Through this programme you will:

  • Operate confidently and knowledgeably within the evolving sector of private market investments
  • Evaluate, acquire, and add value to private assets, and compile an investment memorandum 
  • Negotiate a debt package with a bank or private credit fund
  • Negotiate a limited partnership agreement, and implement a private market strategy
  • Contextualise real-world events and analyse current reports to ascertain the returns from assets and funds

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated Online Campus. 


Preqin is a data, solutions and insights platform for alternative assets professionals, and is one of the data providers for this online programme. 

The sharpest business minds are drawn to fields like private equity and private credit, and it is one of the most challenging and exciting areas in the financial world.

Ludovic Phalippou

Programme Director, Oxford Private Markets Investments Programme


On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  • The confidence and knowledge to operate within the evolving sector of private market investments
  • Insight into the world of private markets, and the necessary skill to capitalise on new opportunities
  • Exposure to a diverse group of world-leading industry experts from around the globe
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn


Orientation module

Welcome to your online campus

Module 1

Become fluent in the language of private markets

Module 2

Private asset acquisition and management

Module 3

Structuring investment vehicles

Module 4

Performance evaluation for private investments

Module 5

Asset owners: Role models in asset allocation

Module 6

Megatrends and the future of private markets

The thinking behind the programme

Through the programme, you will gain access to world-leading research to help you navigate the private market landscape. Research from Oxord Saïd faculty, and examples of industry case studies will form the platform to the teaching. 

Ludovic Phalippou’s textbook Private Equity Laid Bare covers the jargon and mechanics of private equity using simplified examples, real-life situations and academic studies. The book, which features an Alice in Wonderland theme, will be adapted into a new version to fit the wider scope of this programme. Following Alice (an asset manager) in Wonderland (a new, exciting and complex land) and her faithful capital providers (asset owners Mad and Hatter), you’ll seamlessly become accustomed to the language, landscape and customs of private equity.

Meet the faculty

You will be guided by a diverse group of over 40 world-leading prominent industry thought-leaders, who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge.

Professor Ludovic Phalippou is the Programme Director, he adopts an informal and provocative approach to teaching, while deeply tied to academic research and rigour.


Options for organisations

If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s Learning & Development strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.