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GMBA70-104: Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture


The new venture requires a consistent pattern of funding to remain viable. In its infancy, and later in its growth phases, the venture has an insatiable appetite for infusions of cash. A fact that many entrepreneurs fail to realise is that various types of funding may be difficult to obtain or even unavailable to the enterprise; dependent upon the timeframe of its existence. This subject focuses on the entrepreneurial venture and addresses in detail its various stages: seed; prototype; rapid-growth; moderate-growth; mezzanine; and acquisitions and mergers. The appropriate methods of financing and financial analyses are discussed within this context.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce

Learning outcomes

1. Understand and identify the various financing stages in business ventures 2. Understand and identify the various forms of finance available for growth-oriented ventures 3. Understand types of financiers and when they should be approached 4. Know what financiers look for when evaluating deals and apply that knowledge to case studies and real business situations 5. Have an appreciation of how intellectual property issues affect the funding process 6. Be competent and able to apply fundamental valuation techniques 7. Know and be able to apply the financial instruments and strategies used in structuring deals 8. Understand how venture capital funds are established and the venture capital funding process

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Must be admitted into a BBT/MBA Program

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start01/09/2021
Subject start03/01/2022
Cancellation 1?05/01/2022
Cancellation 2?06/01/2022
Last enrolment03/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?07/01/2022
Withdraw – Academic?09/01/2022
Teaching census?06/01/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens16/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?28/01/2022
Cancellation 2?30/01/2022
Last enrolment26/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?07/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?20/02/2022
Teaching census?06/02/2022
Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start01/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?04/02/2022
Last enrolment29/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?14/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?03/03/2022
Teaching census?13/02/2022