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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)O.KOWALESKI
Intervenant(s)Oskar KOWALEWSKI, Maïa Gejadzé

Pré requis

The course requires the concepts and skills developed in accounting and corporate finance. It is a pre-requisite.

Objectifs du cours

• evaluate the potential of new business ideas and new ventures
• determine the funds an entrepreneur requires to successfully start a new venture
• appreciate the critical role financing plays in new venture creation
• become familiar with the various sources of financing available to new businesses
• formulate a deal structure for a start-up venture
• comprehend the different investment harvesting alternatives

Contenu du cours

Identifying and Valuing Opportunities - will focus on identifying good ideas, separating them from bad ideas, and in general, valuing the asset side of the balance sheet.
Structuring Deals - will show the main ways that entrepreneurs are financed and will focus on alternative financing vehicles such as angel investors, ventures capital, and private equities.
Structuring Deals - will cover the specific challenges in private-to-private transactions, including the use of leveraged finance for LBOs and other purposes, and the various techniques of leveraged buyout financing. The emphasis will be on the costs and benefits of partnering with venture capital or private equity firms and using debt.
Harvesting Opportunities - will highlight the main ways of exiting a new venture and analyze the different possible scenarios.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings2,00  
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent study
Group Project8,00  
Estimated personal workload8,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant36,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Grading will be based on class participation and cases, and a final examination.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Group Project0,00040,00
Continuous assessment
TOTAL     100,00


  • Smith J, Smith RL, Smith R, Bliss R. Entrepreneurial finance: strategy, valuation, and deal structure. Stanford University Press; -

Ressources internet

  • IESEG Online

    Reading packet and cases will be made available online around one week prior to the beginning of the course.

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