Business students need a lot more than lecture-based course work to land good jobs after graduation. They need practical, hands-on experience dealing with the risks and rewards of funding, building and growing a company.

Thanks to the vision and generosity of part-time finance professor Jeff Moskow, UNLV students have an opportunity unavailable anywhere else. Mr. Moskow donated $500,000 — $100,000 a year for five years — to create a student-run venture capital fund that invests in Southern Nevada businesses.