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: 
Accounting and Operations Management
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Christian Andvik
Course name in Norwegian: 
Ledelse og verdivurdering i oppstartsbedrifter
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2024 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 perform this process in practice. This involves being able to lead this process, assess the value of the company and understand the investors' perspectives.

Lectures, student presentations and discussions are planned.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After the course the students should have:

  • Acquired knowledge of valuation and raising capital
  • Gained an understanding of management in start-ups, and management of processes to raise capital in particular
  • Acquired knowledge of the importance of team composition when raising capital
  • Acquired knowledge of scaling and growth
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course the students should:

  • Be able to value a start-up company and understand the difference between value and price
  • Be able to raise capital for a start-up company
  • Be able to lead a round of raising capital
  • 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: Budgeting and forecasting, present value calculations, required returns and risk, profitability analysis and valuation of start-up companies.
  • Part 2: Sources of capital and capital requirements, managing capital raising processes, team composition and shareholder agreements, and organizing for future growth.
Teaching and learning activities

The course is completed with 32 hours of lectures, group discussions and student presentations in groups. The teaching is organized with a high degree of interactivity - through presentations, discussions, group work and meetings with externals.

Work requirements
Students are expected to be present during all lectures and actively contribute to knowledge exchange and class discussion. Students must complete and pass two out of four assignments to sit for the exam; at least one team assignment and one individual assignment (work requirements are posted and handed in on itslearning).

Two of the work requirements must be submitted in groups as a written assignment (based on part 1 of the course). The students self-organize into groups of 2-3 students, and these are the same students that will hand in the final project exam together.

The two remaining assignments are handed in individually and based upon reflections associated with Part 2 of the course.

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.

Starting in the spring of 2024, the form of evaluation in this course has changed from two exam codes (ENT 36101 and ENT 36102) to one exam code (ENT 36103).

A re-sit examination is offered in the former exam codes ENT 36101 and ENT 36102 in autumn 2023 and last time in spring 2024.

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Disclaimer

Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

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
Mandatory42The course has 4 work requirements, of which at least 2 must be approved to sit for the exam: 1) Group assignment from Part 1 (calculations) 2) Group assignment from Part 1 (calculations) 3) Individual assignment from Part 2 (reflection log) 4) Individual assignment from Part 2 (interview with entrepreneur and/or investor) Further information provided when the course commences.
Mandatory coursework:
Mandatory coursework:Mandatory
Courseworks given:4
Courseworks required:2
Comment coursework:The course has 4 work requirements, of which at least 2 must be approved to sit for the exam: 1) Group assignment from Part 1 (calculations) 2) Group assignment from Part 1 (calculations) 3) Individual assignment from Part 2 (reflection log) 4) Individual assignment from Part 2 (interview with entrepreneur and/or investor) Further information provided when the course commences.
Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT 36103
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
100No1 Month(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)The course is completed by a group-based written assignment (1-3 students) in the form of a (partial) business plan adapted for raising capital.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Month(s)
Comment:The course is completed by a group-based written assignment (1-3 students) in the form of a (partial) business plan adapted for raising capital.
Exam code:ENT 36103
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
32 Hour(s)
Digital resources
  • Interactive video
  • Test with automatic feedback
13 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
70 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
45 Hour(s)
Examination
40 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
200

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.