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FINC625 - Entrepreneurship Finance

Course Details

Course Code: FINC625 Course ID: 2723 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to analyze the various processes and sources of seed and venture capital for funding a new enterprise – debt and equity. Planning for the funding aspect of a new venture is critical and this course will address the alternative sources of funds for carrying out the mission of the venture. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. This course requires the student to purchase additional materials. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details on materials and pricing or contact

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1. Examine the manner and challenges in which new business ventures are planned and organized.
  • CO2. Justify the importance of developing a well–planned and written business plan.
  • CO3. Assess the different types of financial statements and associate how they are interrelated.
  • CO4. Evaluate business current financial standing and performance by analyzing financial statements.
  • C05. Compare and contrast the differences related to profit and efficiency, and prepare breakeven analysis with applicable costs.
  • CO6. Compile applicable data to forecast and create a pro forma financial statement.
  • CO7. Hypothesize whether proactive management control systems can truly impact the likelihood for new business venture success.
  • CO8. Assess the components of time value of money, calculate present and future values, and the measurement of risk and return.
  • CO9. Rate the risks involved with capital research and valuation.
  • CO10. Appraise the key concepts involved with the planning and management of securities.

Method of Assessment

A. Tests & Paper

There will be two (2) tests in the course, a midterm and a final given in modules four and eight respectively. The tests in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems. Tests will be three hours long and focus on the material covered in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor regarding any schedule changes or non-disability related accommodations. The course will have a comprehensive paper that will measure student understanding of the course objectives along with research and writing skills. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the paper.

B. Homework:

Course homeworks will be given throuhgout the term. The homeworks will be a series of exercises, problems, and simulations. Homeworks will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the homework, if applicable. Late homeworks will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

C. Assignments:

Throughout the term, assignments will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Assignments will consist of quizzes made up of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

D. Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participations along with student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

Assessment of the Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Assessment Methods

1 - 10

Test question, paper, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at semester’s end).


Quality Points/Grading Percent


4.0/ 100 – 94


3.67/ 93 – 90


3.33/ 89 – 87


3.0/ 86 – 84


2.67/ 83 –80


2.33/ 79 – 75


0.0/ 74 –0

NameGrade %
Forums 10.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 3.33 %
Week 2 Assignment 3.33 %
Week 3 Assignment 3.33 %
Week 5 Assignment 3.33 %
Week 6 Assignment 3.33 %
Week 7 Assignment 3.33 %
Quizzes 30.00 %
Week 5 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 2 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 3 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 6 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 7 Quiz 5.00 %
Tests 40.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

Websites and Videos

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources. Note website addresses are subject to change.

  • Textbook Companion Website
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
  • Turnitin Website
Book Title:Entrepreneurial Finance, 6th ed.
Publication Info:Cengage
Author:Leach, C. and Melicher, R.
Unit Cost:$75.43
Electronic ISBN:9781337515306
Electronic Unit Cost:$86.99

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.