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Course module: 323062-M-6
Entrepreneurial Finance
Course info
Course module323062-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Finance; Finance;
Is part of
M Finance
dr. M. Da Rin
Other course modules lecturer
dr. C.A.R. Schneider
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 10/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019
The primary objective of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of the process of financing entrepreneurial firms, and a practical experience in developing a business plan. The approach will be based on the economics and finance of entrepreneurial firms and will provide both an academic and a practical perspective.
The business plan game assignment will require preparation during and after classes. Each student will be graded on three dimensions: (i) a closed-book final examination that will draw on the materials seen in the course, including class discussions; (ii) solutions to case studies; (iv) teamwork on the preparation and presentation of a business plan aimed at attracting a financing proposal.
Recommended Prerequisites
Advanced Corporate Finance is a required pre-requisite for MSc Finance students. For students from other masters a course in Finance is also required, contact the lecturers for more information.
The course will cover several topics, organized around six main themes:
  •          Raising and sourcing funding for entrepreneurial companies
  •          Financial forecasting and financial management of entrepreneurial firms
  •          The sources of entrepreneurial finance: business angels, corporates, venture capital
  •          Deal structuring: due diligence, valuation, term sheets, negotiation
  •          Deal management: involvement and exit
  •          Venture investors (Venture capital, strategic investors, early stage investors)
Classes will consist of plenary lectures, and interactive case discussions.
The course will provide a very practical and applied learning experience, as students will build a business plan hands-on in small groups. We will organize a final session in which student teams present and defend an original business proposal in front of a panel of real life investors, in a Dragon's Den setting. The presentation will take place some weeks after the end of classes, to give teams the time to prepare it
Type of instructions
Plenary lecturesPlenary lectures, Case study lectures
Type of exams
Case group assignments (20%), final exam (closed book, 40%), business plan game (40%)

Compulsory Reading
  1. Articles to be announced on the course description in Blackboard
  2. Lecture notes will be distributed in Blackboard
Timetable information
323062-M-6|Entrepreneurial Finance
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 3128-03-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 3206-05-2019
Required materials
Recommended materials


Final grade

Presentation business plan

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