ENT 3610 Leadership and valuation of a start-up company

ENT 3610 Leadership and valuation of a start-up company

Course code: 
ENT 3610
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Silje Katinka Jansen
Siv Jønland Staubo
Course name in Norwegian: 
Ledelse og verdivurdering i oppstartsbedrifter
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2022 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The main objective of the course is to enable students to raise investor capital for a start-up company. The course will provide students with skills so that they are equipped to implement this process in practice. This involves being able to lead this process, assess the value of the company and understand the investor's perspective.

Student presentations, discussions, including interviews of entrepreneur / investment environments are planned.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After the course the students should have:

  • Acquired knowledge of valuation and capital raising
  • Gained an understanding of management and project management in particular
  • Acquired knowledge of teamwork and communication
  • Acquired knowledge of upscaling and growth
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course the students should:

  • Be able to value a startup company
  • Be able to raise capital for a startup company
  • Be able to lead teams and projects
  • Be able to mobilize resources in teams and communicate remotely
  • Lead start-up companies for further growth
General Competence

The course will give the students competence so that they are equipped to carry out a capital raising process in practice. Students should be able to understand and reflect on the complexity of such processes.

Course content
  • Part 1: Profitability assessment.
  • Part 2: Valuation of start-up companies.
  • Part 3: How can a start-up company be financed?
  • Part 4: Management and project management
  • Part 5: Teamwork and communication
  • Part 6: Organization and further growth in start-up business
Teaching and learning activities

The course is completed with 36 hours of lectures, group discussions and business studies. The teaching is organized with a high degree of interactivity - through presentations, discussions, group work and meetings with external students.

Coursework
Students are expected to be present during all lectures and actively contribute to knowledge exchange and class discussion. Attendance is documented by the lecturer weekly. Students must complete two assignments to sit for the exam, a team assignment and an individual log (both posted and to be answered on itslearning).

Group assignments are allocated at the start of the semester, and must be submitted as a written assignment (based on part 1 and part 2 of the course).

The second assignment is an individual log based on reflection questions from Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Re-sit
Students who do not pass the work requirement in the course may not take the exam. This means that they must retake the entire course for later completion.

Students who do not pass a written examination or who wish to improve the grade, can take a new continuation examination at a later examination.

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Teaching

Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course is based on knowledge that the student is expected to have acquired during the previous semesters in the programme.

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredComment coursework
Mandatory24
Mandatory coursework:
Mandatory coursework:Mandatory
Courseworks given:2
Courseworks required:4
Comment coursework:
Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT 36101
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
60No1 Month(s)Group (2 - 3)All exam elements must be passed to achieve a final grade in the course.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation and discussion
Exam code:
ENT 36102
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
40No30 Minute(s)Group (2 - 3)All exam elements must be passed to achieve a final grade in the course.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-3)
Duration:1 Month(s)
Comment:All exam elements must be passed to achieve a final grade in the course.
Exam code:ENT 36101
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation and discussion
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-3)
Duration:30 Minute(s)
Comment:All exam elements must be passed to achieve a final grade in the course.
Exam code:ENT 36102
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
36 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
80 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
29 Hour(s)
Examination
30 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
175

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.