Business and management studies

Entrepreneurship Finance and Accounting (ENT)

Module code: N1583
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Seen examination, Coursework

This module provides you with an overview of finance and accounting tools as used by small firms. The module introduces basic principles of accounting as would typically be used by entrepreneurs, with emphasis on real-world tools.

Once these principles have been introduced it then addresses more broadly the role finance plays in the survival and growth of small firms. It discusses how firms use capital to grow, and then covers the variety of sources firms may use for external capital, including (but not limited to) banks, business angels, venture capitalists and small cap stock markets.

Module learning outcomes

  • Interpret and analyse a company income statement, statement of financial position and statement of cash flows.
  • Explain ways to finance a business and manage working capital.
  • Evaluate the forms of finance available to small firms and be able to identify factors in a business that make particular forms of finance relevant.