Course Detail
Units:
1.5 - 3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: 'B' or better in (FINAN 4030 OR FINAN 4031 OR FINAN 5050) AND (BCOR 3010 OR ACCTG 5050) AND Department Consent. Corequisites: 'C-' or better in FINAN 4211 OR FINAN 5031
Description
This capstone course provides students with hands-on experience in managing the process of evaluating and funding a start-up company with venture capital funds. Working in teams, the class will place funds from the David Eccles School of Business Student Venture Fund and work with the managers of funded companies and with the board of the Fund. The class will be structured as a year-long venture capital management project supported by a series of seminars taught by regular faculty, venture capitalists, and new venture service providers from the community. Topics will include identification of new ventures, due diligence procedures, firm valuation methods, the role of the venture capitalist as a board member, selecting and structuring management teams, setting up compensation and reward structures, and other relevant topics to be determined by the instructional team.