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Module Title LM Entrepreneurial Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28821
Module Lead Dr Samer Adra
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions Optional module for MSc Financial Management
Description This module deals with private equity and venture finance from the inception of a project idea, or investment, to the harvesting of the project, or investment (exiting). The first half of the module deals with the institutional backgrounds of new venture financing and the differences between entrepreneurial and ‘traditional’ corporate finance. The second half covers aspects of initial valuation and alternative ways of harvesting equity investment in a project. In particular, initial public offerings (IPOs) process and financial performance of venture-backed companies are considered.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of various financial and ownership aspects of private equity and venture capital investments;
  • apply various valuation techniques in private equity settings;
  • show a systematic understanding of how firms make initial public offerings and the cost of such offerings; and
  • critically evaluate short and long term performance of venture capital-backed companies.
Assessment 28821-01 : Coursework Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (25%)
28821-02 : 28821 Main Summer Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions (a) A group assignment containing up to 3,000 words (25%); and
(b) a 2 hour closed book written examination (75%).
Other None
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