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MN50577: Entreprenurial finance

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN30170
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.

Skills: Intellectual skills:
* Scanning, organising, and analysing financial data (F/A);
* Identifying funding needs and sources of funding (F/A)
Practical skills:
* Communicate with potential investors (F)
* Negotiate investment agreements (F)
Transferable skills:
* Deal with complex issues (F)
* Develop independent learning ability required for continued professional development (F).

Content: Financial planning, sources of capital, exit strategies, financial contracting, valuation.

Programme availability:

MN50577 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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