Finance and Accounting for Start-ups

Finance and Accounting for Start-ups examines the financial life-cycle of new ventures. The unit explores different financing models, including bootstrapping, organic growth, debt and risk capital, and equity financing including angels, venture capital, and crowdfunding. Firm valuation, term sheets and exit strategies are also covered in this unit. By utilising a blended approach to learning that may include face-to-face workshops, gamified simulations and flipped classrooms, students will be equipped to optimise value from financial assets across the business venture life-cycle.

The unit provides a strong focus on operational and budgeting elements, in particular cash flow management to develop entrepreneurial capability in fostering understanding of the critical importance of sound financial acumen in becoming profitable.