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ENTR315 - Financing a New Venture

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR315 Course ID: 4570 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course studies the financial strategies needed to support a new venture. The student investigates sources of funding and analyzes investment strategies unique to the start-up. This course helps students to develop the conceptual framework to determine a wide variety of ethical and financial problems related to launching the entrepreneurial venture. Topics addressed include financial statements, pro forma statements, cost of capital, break-even, financial ratios, investor expectations, and exit strategies. Spreadsheet software is used in this course.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Assess sources and processes related to funding your new business. (CO 1)
  2. Calculate the financial needs to successfully start and operate your new venture. (CO2)
  3. Explore the basics of constructing financial statements. (CO3)
  4. Differentiate debt capital from equity capital. (CO4)
  5. Analyze the value of an investment. (CO5)
  6. Evaluate the financial feasibility of your new venture. (CO 6)
  7. Summarize the due diligence process. (CO7)
  8. Explore post funding and exit strategies for a new venture. (CO 8)
  9. Determine the costs associated with borrowing. (CO9)
  10. Create pro formas for use in the business plan. (CO 10)
NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Forum Intro 5.56 %
Week 1 forum 5.56 %
Week 2 forum 5.56 %
Week 3 forum 5.56 %
Week 4 forum 5.56 %
Week 5 forum 5.56 %
Week 6 forum 5.56 %
Week 7 forum 5.56 %
Week 8 forum 5.56 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Week 1 Assignment Funding Options 7.14 %
Week 2 Assignment Financial Needs Analysis 7.14 %
Week 3 Assignment Financial Statements 7.14 %
Week 4 Assignment Pro Forma 7.14 %
Week 5 Assignment Ratios 7.14 %
Week 6 Assignment Break-Even 7.14 %
Week 8 Assignment Exit Strategies 7.14 %
Book Title: The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Cremades, Alejandro
Publication Info: Wiley OL
ISBN: 9781119191834
Book Title: Entrepreneurial Finance: Concepts and Cases, 1st ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Vega, Gina
Publication Info: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138013582

Book Title:The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN:9781119191834
Author:Cremades, Alejandro
Unit Cost:$18.57
Book Title:Entrepreneurial Finance: Concepts and Cases, 1st ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN:9781138013582
Author:Vega, Gina
Unit Cost:$155.29

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.