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.


69%: Lecture
31%: Seminar


70%: Coursework (Essay)
30%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: