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Module Title LM Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 14898
Module Lead Dr Wasim Ahmad
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The module deals with new venture from inception of the idea to harvesting of the investment. We start with institutional background of new venture financing and differences between entrepreneurial and 'traditional' corporate finance. The second half of the module covers aspects of initial valuation and alternative ways to harvest equity investments.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the differences between venture capital and 'traditional' corporate finance;
  • identify and appraise the differences in investment activities of venture funds across countries;
  • apply various valuation techniques in private equity settings;
  • critically examine costs and apparent anomalies related to IPOs.
Assessment 14898-01 : Assignment : Coursework (25%)
14898-02 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One 3hr unseen written examination (75%); one 3000 word assignment (25%) Reassessment: 3 hour examination (100%)
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