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MGT 352: Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures

Course Description

This course will focus on providing a framework for understanding the need for capital and/or other assets when starting a new Venture. It also specifically covers the capital raising strategies of bootstrapping, equity financing, and debt financing. The benefits and constraints of each are covered, including exit strategies.  (3 credits)

Prerequisites

  • MGT 350: Entrepreneurship
  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Assess and explain why capital and other assets are required for all successful entrepreneurial start-up ventures.
  2. Assess and analyze the basics of cash-flow, the need to track operational costs, and the meaning and how-to of preparing pro-forma financial statements.
  3. Assess, document and measure the competitive marketplace and pricing through the use of a competitive matrix, with a focus on revising the Business and Marketing Plan (re-cover from MGT 350).
  4. Assess and discriminate between the benefits and constraints of Bootstrapping, Equity Financing, and Debt Financing.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Points

Weight

Initial Discussion Posts (6 points/week)

48

20%

Responses to Ongoing Discussion (7 points/week)

56

22%

Weekly Self-Reflection on Learning (3 points/week)

24

10%

Written Assignment One (Week 5)

42

16%

Written Assignment Two (Week 8)

80

32%

Total

250

100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore)

  • Cornwall, J. R., Vang, D. O., & Hartman, J. M. (2016). Entrepreneurial Financial Management: An Applied Approach. (4th ed.). M.E. Sharpe. ISBN-13: 9780765646859
    Note: This is a print on demand book. Order as soon as possible to ensure the book arrives by the start of the course.

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1

Topic: The Need for New Venture Financing

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 1
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment

2

2

Topic: Fundamental Financial Tools

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment

3

2

Topic: Forecasting for Financials
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment

4

3

Topic: Review of the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6 (supplemental reading)
    • Chapters 7 and 8 (required reading)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment

5

4

Topic: Bootstrapping
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment
  • Submit Paper 1

6

4

Topic: Equity Financing
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment

7

4

Topic: Debt Financing
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 13
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment

8

1-4

Topic: Financing Over the Life of the Venture
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 15
    • Chapter 16
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Respond to 2 discussion questions (DQs)
  • Respond to 4 cohort or instructor postings (2 per DQ)
  • Submit reflection assignment
  • Submit Paper 2

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