Entrepreneurship Finance and Accounting (ENT) (N1583)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: