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FINANCE 91 ENTR 330: Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Finance focuses on the financial issues confronting start-up ventures. These ventures do not have the same standing as well-established, publicly traded corporations; therefore, a start-up must raise capital differently. We will address key questions relevant to these companies: how financial statements are created and interpreted; how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how funding should be structured. In this course, start-up companies will be examined at all phases of their life cycles, from initial idea generation to the ultimate harvesting of the venture. We will also investigate various organizational forms, financing options and ways to harvest the venture. Prerequisite: BCOR 311 3 credits ENTR 410: New Venture Creation New Venture Creation represents the culmination of the entrepreneurship program. In this class, students integrate all of their knowledge from business core courses, as well as their advanced course work, to create a fully integrated business plan around an original business idea. Throughout the semester, the professor will act as a consultant to various student teams guiding them through the creation of a business plan including the creation of an executive summary, detailed product/service description, market analysis, operations plan and financial plan. At the end of the semester, this information will be presented to an outside group of business executives in the form of a business plan, elevator pitch and business plan presentation where the students will earn their final grade for the class. Prerequisites: ENTR 310, ENTR 330 3 credits FINANCE The finance curriculum promotes the understanding of financing, business investments, optimal dividend payments, lending regulations, and financial products and services as preparation for a competitive career entry position. In the finance program, students participate in a hands-on stock track simulation that gives them an opportunity to explore investing in real time. Furthermore, the Student Investment Trust allows students to apply investment concepts by investing Trust money in stock and bond markets. Finance graduates are prepared to take a Series 7 brokerage license and the level 1 CFA certification. Finance graduates have also completed the background for preparation for the CFP exam. Coupling your degree in finance with a second major (such as risk management and insurance or accounting) can help you become even more marketable. There are a wide variety of rewarding careers in finance that are in high demand. The career path for most finance majors follows tracks in corporate finance or financial services. The following courses must be completed to satisfy the requirements for the BSBA in Finance: FINC 310/Financial Markets and Institutions FINC 312/Financial Management II FINC 313/Investments FINC 420/Security Analysis and Portfolio Management FINC 423/Financial Models FINC 450/Retirement and Estate Planning

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

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