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Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN328)

Undergraduate Management Degree with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship

Course Description:

Entrepreneurial Finance provides the finance foundation for starting a business. This course will enable you to develop financial management tools and techniques that you will use over the following life cycle stages of a venture: development, start up, rapid growth and maturity. In addition you will be able to apply the finance tools learned in this course to the areas of market opportunity, competitive position, composition, and sources of financing of the ventures. Upon completion of this course you will have the knowledge to finance an entrepreneurial venture, identify key investors and understand all stages of investment for the entrepreneurial firm.


  1. Identify the financing process of the entrepreneurial business.
  2. Identify the key elements of a good business plan.
  3. Perform financial analysis and plan as applied to startups and forecast free cash flow.
  4. Employ corporate finance principles (such as contingent claims and contracting theory) for the analytical valuation of new ventures.
  5. Identify the role of private equity investors - for example, angels, VCs, vendors - in startups.
  6. Analyze the process through which entrepreneurs and private equity investors exit their investments.

Jaemin Kim
Kamal Haddad

I look for three I's in an employee--integrity, industry and intelligence. Of the three, integrity is the most important.
~ Sol Price, SDSU'34
   Price Club


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Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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