AI2148 Entrepreneurial Finance 7.5 credits

Finansiering av entreprenörskap

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The main contents of the course can be described as follows: The first part of the course is vital to get a better understanding of the need for entrepreneurship from a societal perspective and the different types of start-ups that coexist in the world. The first part of the course will also include an international outlook and the importance of networking for entrepreneurs.

An important question for any entrepreneur has to do with devising a financial strategy for the start-up. Therefore, in the second part of the course, an important aspect is developing and understanding the financial strategy for entrepreneurial firms and how start-ups are  evaluated from different perspectives. In the financial strategy, the entrepreneur also has to take contractual issues into consideration. The course will also provide insights into the supply and demand for financing in entrepreneurial firms from a societal perspective. We will discuss the importance as well as limitations of different sources of public finance.

The course will end with a summary of the financial decision-making among entrepreneurs including the use of financial forecasts and how technical and economic knowledge can provide importance insights into the development of forecasts.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe and analyze the suitability of different financing and harvesting strategies for entrepreneurial firms – taking into account a sustainable economic, environmental and social development – and compare them with those for mature firms
  • Explain the financial decision-making and valuation methods used for entrepreneurial firms, while comparing the different perspectives of the investor and the entrepreneur
  • Evaluate the differences in contractual features, i.e., diversification, information, expectations, and incentives, when structuring a deal between an investor and an entrepreneur

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Eligibility to the master’s programme in Real Estate and Construction Management.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Home Assignment, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Björn Berggren

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Business and Financial Systems

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Björn Berggren (

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.