FAI3306 Financing of Entreprenurship 7.5 credits

Finansiering av entreprenörskap

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The content of the course is different theoretical points of departure on financing entrepreneurship and small firms.

Empirical research on different financiers contribution to the development of small firms, with a special focus on business angels, banks, industrial partners and venture capital firms.

Comparative studies on the financial infrastructure surrounding small firms.

The role of governments in promoting entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Intended learning outcomes *

The objective of the course is that the participants should be familiar with the theories and empirical research within the field of entrepreneurial and SME finance in a broad sense.  This field encompasses the entire capital market, that is, both the market for credits as well as equity. Within the course,  the participants will analyze litterature on financing firms in different stages of the development, such as seed and expansion stages. An objective of the course is also to analyze the relationship between financiers and entrepreneurs in different situations contains different types of risk, such as market and financial risks.

Course Disposition

The course is a reading course in which the partcipants will write and present two papers and a term paper.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admission to postgraduate studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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The literature consists of scientific articles.

The course literature is announced at least four weeks before course start.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    The course is examined through writing and presentation of two papers and a term paper.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Pass on writing and presentation of two papers and a term paper.

    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

    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.

    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web FAI3306

    Offered by

    ABE/Real Estate Business and Financial Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Business and Financial Systems