Course Title: Entrepreneurial Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Entrepreneurial Finance

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Nthati Rametse

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5498

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 088.03.041

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is an intermediate level Entrepreneurship course. You are expected to have an understanding of accounting concepts. You should be able to discuss and apply general techniques of cost and management accounting, and compile and use basic general-purpose financial reports in business decision-making. Analytical capabilities relating to multiple legal issues are also important.


Course Description

This course examines the core concepts of entrepreneurial finance. You will gain an appreciation of the various sources of funding available to start-ups and growing ventures.  You will explore various issues relating to: How to work with various types of investors; and consider the choice of appropriate exit strategies. You will explore various issues relating to financial planning, time value of money, risks and capital budgeting.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:


CLO 1: Develop an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurial finance principles on raising capital.


CLO 2: Examine short-term and long-term financial needs of entrepreneurial ventures to ensure viability and sustainability of the  business.


CLO 3: Identify and evaluate appropriate exit strategies. 


CLO 4: Adapt knowledge of the financial and legal requirements for creation and growth of entrepreneurial ventures.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4
Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

The assessment alignment table shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.