Entrepreneurial Finance - Executive Concentration

Entrepreneurial Finance - Executive Concentration

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Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate




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3 units

We live in a dynamic global economic environment that is rapidly evolving due to a range of complex and interconnected political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal factors.

Against this challenging backdrop, it is perhaps unsurprising that a large proportion of small firms do not survive beyond their first three years of operation. At each point of their lifecycle - from startup, survival and development, growth and maturity - businesses experience different financial needs and require appropriate funding sources. Uncertainty surrounding cash flow and future liquidity requirements, however, makes it challenging for businesses to identify the right funding providers.

The Entrepreneurial Finance course examines the key financial challenges faced by entrepreneurial ventures, ranging from seed and start-up capital, to the management of working capital, and the different possible options available to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by financial institutions, in addition to private equity and venture capital.

You will learn about the micro, small, and medium-size enterprise sector and will identify providers of capital from a debt and equity perspective, determine the financial valuation of a small business, and understand the principles of financial management in a startup.

Upon gaining your certificate, you will have gained the knowledge and skillset to confidently discuss entrepreneurial finance with internal stakeholders and external funding providers.

Learning Outcomes

Differentiate between the relationships that exist between entrepreneurship and finance, and the role of these relationships in the decision-making process. 

Identify practical opportunities and business challenges to make more informative business decisions, enhancing the growth of a small firm into a large business. 

Compare and contrast the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise sector and the challenges and opportunities that they face, particularly in regard to the providers of capital from a debt and equity perspective. 

Develop small business financial management skills, which will augment your general management education. 

Describe methods of financial management for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). 

Apply economic and financial theory effectively to practice in the SME context. 

Describe the financial valuation process for small businesses. 

Explore types of working capital and cash liquidity management. 

Analyse decision making processes used in areas such as Private Equity and Venture Capital. 

Who will you learn with?

Khaled  Soufani

How to complete an enrolment?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Executive Concentration?

Executive Concentration is a collection of 3 modules with a duration of 12 weeks. These Executive Concentration courses are created from modules presented in complete Master's degrees, this guarantees the quality of the course.

What is the duration of an Executive Concentration?

The Executive Concentration courses differ, but on average the duration is 12 weeks.

Can an Executive Concentration be certified?

Yes, when you complete an Executive Concentration you will receive certification.

What universities are Executive Concentration from?

The Executive Concentration courses are created by professors from the world's top universities known for their research and teaching methodologies, and include professors from the Universities of Cambridge, Southern California, California Los Angeles, and Notre Dame.

Do I have to enrol at a particular time in order to start an Executive Concentration?

No, Executive Concentration courses are self-managed and you can enrol at any time. You can study as and when your agenda and schedule allow.

Are all Executive Concentration online?

Yes, the Executive Concentration courses are fully online.

How can I see which Executive Concentration are available?

You can view our full portfolio of Executive Concentration courses here.

How can I see which universities offer Executive Concentration?

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