FINA403-18T (NET)

Entrepreneurial Finance

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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: maxine.hayward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper enables the students in identifying business opportunities and examining their feasibility, forecasting revenues and expenses for business ventures using life cycle approach, cash budget and projecting financial statements, understanding financial statements, and estimating external funds needed and sustainable growth rate. Entrepreneurial finance is important and whether it is micro-finance in a less developed country, emerging economy or market based in a mature economy. Interventions by governments, international aid and funding agencies are all part of the very rich tapestry of entrepreneurial finance and at times the return and risk parameters are not always obvious.

Teaching notes, videos and other resources will be added, week by week, from the start of T semester.
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Paper Structure

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Activities

Topic

Guidance videos provide an indication of the important aspects of the topic and guidance as to how to use the resources available.

Exercises

Understanding of data sources, comparability and competency in calculations. Competency in explaining theory and methods in own words.

Computer exercise

Development of skills in computational processes and determining the appropriateness of data sources.

Online test

Test knowledge, communication competencies and computational capabilities.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students acquire knowledge and understanding on the financial tools and techniques that are used by business entrepreneurs

    This course enables students in gaining a broader view on financing landscape available to younger firms.

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  • Students will be able to comprehend the qualities of entrepreneurship, the value of innovatory spirit and entrepreneurship abilities.
    Entrepreneurial Finance is designed for students who plan to associate with businesses as a founder, early employee, advisor or investor.
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  • Student understands Venture's Life Cycle from startup to exit, and deals with issues such as deal structures, incentives, business models and valuation.

    This course covers all stages of the venture's life cycle from startup to exit, and deals with issues such as deal structures, incentives, business models and valuation.

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Assessment

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For each assessment ensure you follow the instructions very carefully. An indication of how the marks will be allocated is provided with each piece of assessment.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essay
18 Nov 2018
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test
3 Dec 2018
12:00 AM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Entrepreneurial Business Proposal and Implementation
14 Dec 2018
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Entrepreneurial Finance, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning

Authors: J. Chris Leach, Ronald W. Melicher

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Recommended Readings

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Check under each topic in the Files link in the paper on Moodle
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Other Resources

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Use search engines to find material.  There are many useful sites you will find once you start seriously looking for material.
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Online Support

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Online support is available through Moodle. You can leave questions for asynchronous response and there are real time online Adobe Connect workshops
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Workload

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The expected workload is 200 hours.

There are assessments based on each week's topics and requires reading and note taking and involves approx - 40 hours.

Preparation for Essay and Test, includes 8 to 10 hours reading per week to obtain a good grade requires approx - 100 hours

Writing the Entrepreneurial business proposal by watching video's involves 60 hours of preparation

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: FINA201

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