Entrepreneurial Finance


Year1. year
SemesterSpring 2020
Level of courseN/A
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleNo schedule found.
Dimo Dimov
This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial finance process. It covers a wide range of topics associated with a venture’s financial strategy: financial planning, sources of capital, exit strategies, financial contracting, and valuation. It focuses on integrating and extending one’s basic knowledge of finance principles with the complexities that entrepreneurship, business strategy, and marketing add to the context of new ventures. The fundamental premise of the course is that financial strategy formulation and implementation is a crucial part of the venture development process. As such, the course is suitable for those who plan to engage in new venture development both as an independent effort and within a corporate or family business context. I expect that students taking this course will have an understanding of some of the basic finance such as financial statement preparation and discounted cash flow analysis.
Learning outcome - Objectives
Collection of facts, concepts, theories and techniques acquired by students.
The student should:
•Identify different funding options.
•Describe the elements of a new venture’s business and financial model.
•Explain the key issues associated with financial planning and fundraising in a new venture context.
 The ability to apply knowledge to different tasks of the entrepreneurial finance process.
The student should:
•Analyze relevant issues in situations at the intersection of entrepreneurship and finance.
•Categorize the uncertainties / risks associated with the development of new ventures.
•Compare different funding options.
The ability to apply knowledge and skills in entrepreneurial finance settings.
The student should:
•Evaluate investment proposals.
•Formulate financial plans.
•Design investment proposals.
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Language of instructionEnglish