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MN50616: New venture financing

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN50319
Description: Aims:
This unit aims to develop theoretical and practical understanding of the process and issues associated with financing entrepreneurial ventures.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completing the unit, students will be able to:
* Understand the nature and intricacies of various sources of financing across the different stages of venture development
* Develop financial plans
* Analyse investment proposals
* Apply valuation methods appropriate to ventures at different development stages.

Intellectual skills:
* Scanning, organising, and analysing financial data. Develop the capability to identify assumptions underpinning financial figures and evaluate statements in terms of evidence while detecting false logic or reasoning. (F/A)
* Identifying funding needs at different stages of firm growth, evaluate the suitability of diverse sources of funding for each stage (F/A) Practical skills:
* Effective, clear and competent communication with potential investors including oral and written presentation of complex ideas and arguments, using a range of media (F)
* Learn how to negotiate investment agreements (F) Transferable skills:
* Deal with complex issues (F)
* Develop independent learning ability required for continued professional development (F).

Financial planning, sources of capital, exit strategies, financial contracting, valuation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50616 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management


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