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Entrepreneurial Finance

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Module description

What is the module about?

This module provides an overview of entrepreneurial finance concepts and planning, along with some numerical work and financial statements for new ventures. It presents the key concepts, tools, and principles of entrepreneurial finance from the viewpoint of both the entrepreneur and that of the investors to understand their motivations, objectives, and considerations. As an entrepreneur, you cannot negotiate effectively without understanding the investor’s perspective. As an investor, you cannot evaluate a potential opportunity without appreciating the entrepreneur’s perspective.

Who should do this module?

It will be of interest for any student who in the future may consider running their own business or is interested in working in a start-up. It is not specifically focused on private equity or valuation methods. 

Provisional Lecture Outline

Lecture 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance: Goal Setting

Lecture 2: Understanding Financial Statements, Revenue & Expense Forecasting

Lecture 3: Cash Flow Management in Entrepreneurial Ventures

Lecture 4: Financing over the Lifetime of a Venture: Start-up Financing

Lecture 5: Bootstrapping and Creative Business Models

Lecture 6: Equity Financing and Angel Investors

Lecture 7: Financing a High-growth Business: Venture Capital

Lecture 8: Debt Financing

Lecture 9: Exit Planning

Lecture 10: Crowdfunding & Alternative Finance Trends

Assessment details

75% Examination

25% Individual Coursework

The format of the examination has not yet been confirmed. All students will be expected to sit any remote exams in January, but semester 1 only students will be set an alternative assessment in lieu of in-person exams

Teaching pattern

Weekly workshops

Suggested reading list

Cornwall, J.R., Vang, D.O. and Hartman, J.M. (2020), Entrepreneurial Financial Management: An Applied Approach, 5th Edition, Taylor and Francis. 

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