FINAN204-18B (HAM)

Entrepreneurial Finance

15 Points

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

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Paper Description

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This paper investigates the key issues relating to Entrepreneurial Finance, with a special reference to New Zealand.

Empirical evidence, theoretical models and government policy are considered.

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Paper Structure

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Lectures

Reading

Working in Groups

Presentations and Discussions

Report Writing (Group and Individual)
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students will acquire knowledge and understanding on the financial tools and techniques used to the realm of entrepreneurship
    This course is also appropriate for students interested in gaining a broader view of the financing landscape for young firms, going beyond the basics of venture capital and angel financing to look at venture debt, bank finance, corporate venture capital and receivables financing.
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  • Student career options
    Entrepreneurial Finance is especially designed for students who plan to get involved with a new venture at some point in their career -- as a founder, early employee, advisor or investor.
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  • Students understands Venture's Life Cycle

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

    It look at a variety of financing models across the venture's life cycle, with an aim to understanding the incentives of each type of investor, the relative costs and benefits of each source of funding and the connections between a venture's financing strategy and its product-market strategy.

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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
3 Aug 2018
4:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test 2
7 Sep 2018
4:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Group Proposal Presentation
26 Sep 2018
2:00 PM
5
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Individual Report
5 Oct 2018
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Group Report
1 Oct 2018
12:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Exam
50
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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Test Book: Entrepreneurial Finance,

Edition: SIXTH

Authors: J. Chris Leach

Ronald W. Melicher

Publishers: Cengage Learning
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Recommended Readings

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Use variety of Sources and links relevant to the topics

Explore the topics coverd in the class following the library sources (databases and websites)
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Other Resources

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Read the papers uploaded on my web under files and folders
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Online Support

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Workload

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The assessments are designed to suit the 20 point paper
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FINA403, FINAN301

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