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FINC6025: Entrepreneurial Finance

This unit explores the considerations when planning the financial needs of new ventures and young companies. An overview of entrepreneurial finance reviews the concepts of valuation for entrepreneurial ventures and possible funding sources from the standpoint of the founder, management team and the funder. Fundamental valuation approaches considered in corporate finance are extended to model the opportunities and the capital structure relevant to a new venture. This unit examines the process of venture capital funding and the challenges of managing and funding growth. New topics are covered in relation to the growth and exit strategies employed by entrepreneurial ventures, as well as later stage financing, including mezzanine financing and buy-outs.

Code FINC6025
Academic unit Finance
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand, explore and analyse the business entrepreneurial environment
  • LO2. develop the business idea and prepare the business model canvas
  • LO3. understand efficient markets theory and how it fits into the venture life cycle
  • LO4. use real-life data to understand hybrids, bonds and funding structure
  • LO5. explain the nature and impact of harvesting the business venture investment.