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Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance

Course code
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2020
Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
The goal of this course is to deepen students’ understanding on entrepreneurial finance and business models. The content part is delivered through interactive lectures including video lectures outside the class. In Berlin, students will dive into the entrepreneurial ecosystem by visiting startups and companies in order to build a network of future partners. In this week, students will listen to guest speakers who will share their practical learnings and solve three interactive entrepreneurial case studies which account for 100 percent of the grade. Overall, the course aims to help students who consider starting their own company to build successful ventures.
Date Time
Wednesday, 28.10.2020 19:00 - 20:30
Monday, 16.11.2020 08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday, 17.11.2020 08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday, 18.11.2020 08:00 - 23:59
Thursday, 19.11.2020 08:00 - 23:59
Friday, 20.11.2020 08:00 - 23:59
Optional literature: Sarasvathy, S. (2007). Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial Expertise. (New Horizons in Entrepreneurship Series) Edward Elgar PublishingKuratko, D. F. and R. M. Hodgetts, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, 7th Edition. (Mason; Thomson, 2007)Timmons, J. and Spinelli, S., New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, 7th Edition (New York: McGraw Hill, 2007)Gompers, P. and Lerner, J. (2006): The Venture Capital Cycle, 2006.Dorf, R. and Byers, T. (2004): Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, 2004.
- Kick-off lecture
- Video lectures outside of class
- Discussion of video lectures in-class
- Group case work
- Company visits and guest lectures
Case analysis (100%)
BSc Entrepreneurship (recommended)
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