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MN50616: New venture financing

[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 MN50319
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. 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).

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

Programme availability:

MN50616 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management


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