Entrepreneurial Finance

Academic Program: 
Term: 
Winter
Credits: 
2.0
Course Description: 

The Entrepreneurial Finance course prepares students to be competent in the skills of an entrepreneur and corporate financial manager. The course will focus on the specific needs of entrepreneurial ventures, including stat up and development phase financial and management problems.

The course will consist of a combination of lectures, case discussions and building/analysing  Excel fiancial models.

We will focus on parctical managerial implications and considerations. Excel proficiency is essential to complete the course succesfully.

Learning Outcomes: 

Core Learning Area

Learning Outcome

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Participate in class discussions and problem solving exercises. Present arguments and findings. Objectively critique findings of fellow students.

Technology Skills

Individual/group research, using publicly available on-line sources. Excel proficiency in financial management.

Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity

Harness international and professional diversity of students in viewing issues and problems from different perspectives.

Quantitative Reasoning

Students will learn how to prepare and apply financial models to appraise the value of a venture or better evaluate the market potential of an opportunity. 

Critical Thinking

Exercise the powers of inquiry, logical thinking and critical analysis. Interpret and evaluate theoretical arguments and empirical evidence.

Think and reasoning!

Ethics and Social Responsibility

Evaluate and discuss challenges related to corporate governance, social responsibility and ethical and professional behavior.

Understand for-profit and social enterprise.

Communication Skills

Prepare for investor presentation. Problem oriented and strate forward approach, but be sensitive and reasonable.

Presentation skills – brief, efficient presentation is required. Balance information delivery, conclusion and Q&A.

Management Knowledge and Skills

Attain a broad understanding of management principles and techniques – communication, reporting, motivation, conflict management, risk management, hire- fire decisions. Students will develop skills to prepare and present a financially sound investment presentation to top management and/or investors.

Assessment: 

The final grade is based on the overall evaluation of students’ performance. The following components and weights make up the grade:

  • Class participation (individual)                                                                          20%
  • Individual project assignment I. (week by week homework)                            40%
  • Individual project assignment II.(final take home exam)                                   40%
Prerequisites: 

Students must have successfully completed Accounting, Financial Reporting and Control and Finance to be admitted into this class.

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