MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Entrepreneurial Finance BUS5020

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will cover the process of financing entrepreneurial companies.


Taught over 3 full days.


100% coursework. Group presentation (in class, 25%) and a group case study (75%) of 2500 words.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The finance of a Business is essential part of any business, but vital to a SME. This module examines the capital structure, sources or finance and the risk involving in smaller companies. The module gives the student the ability to examine critically the robustness or otherwise of a financial plan.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, participants will be capable of:


1. To write a business plan for a start-up company

2. To identify capital requirement and financial costs of operation

3. To conduct break-even analysis for the start-up company

4. To demonstrate skills of financial projection and relevant analyses

5. To identify appropriate sources of finance for a start-up company at different stages of its life cycle

6. To analyse sources of risk and to examine the causes of failure

7. Work collaboratively in a group to produce a combined output, by liaising with other class members, allocating tasks and co-ordinating group meetings.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.