This module aims at providing a systematic overview of entrepreneurial finance to students. It focuses on the key questions/issues ventures may face throughout the financing process. The goal of this module is consistent with the educational aim of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme in terms of addressing key questions with cases in real world entrepreneurship applications.
A. Justify the nature of entrepreneurial process and the role of finance in company development B. Conduct profound market analysis, industry analysis and firm-level analysis for venture assessment and be able to integrate them into business plans for financing purposes. C. Justify the process of venture investment from the perspective of investors and gain a solid understanding of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in venture valuation D. Develop a solid understanding of equity structure in venturing stage and be able to design Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for ventures
The instructor will lecture about theoretical and practical topics. Lectures will include material not covered in the text. Students will participate in the seminar by discussing theoretical topics, solving practical problems in and out the class, writing reports about financial events, and working in groups.