ENT4330 – Entrepreneurial Finance

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Course content

This course provides a general introduction to financial management as experienced by an entrepreneur. Thus the course is broadly scoped covering many different subjects including financial planning and management, sources of risk capital, fundraising and evangelizing your venture to attract partners and investors. The purpose of the course is to build your knowledge and ability to financially manage and fund an attractive investment opportunity.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you will:

  • Have a solid understanding of financial planning and management, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and working capital management
  • Have advanced knowledge on financial modelling, investment analysis and valuation methodologies.
  • Be able to plan and manage the finances of new ventures and to carry out investment- and valuation analyses on individual projects and companies.
  • Have advanced knowledge on different sources of risk capital including seed- and venture capital funds, how these types of investors operate, what they are looking for and how they structure their deals.
  • Be able to seek funding from different sources of risk capital funds including developing effective fundraising strategies, attracting interest from investors and negotiating sound terms.
  • Be able to present your business effectively to external stakeholders (i.e. potential investors, partners and senior employees).


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

The course is available only for students admitted to the study programme Entrepreneurship (master's two years).

Overlapping courses

5 credits overlap with ENT4310 – Business economics and marketing (discontinued)


Weekly classes throughout the semester that include lectures, in-class activities and group exercises. In addition, readings and group/individual assignments between classes.

Due to the significant amount of group exercises and in-class activities in this course, 80% attendance of the lectures is mandatory. Completion of mandatory attendance is required in order to pass the course.


The course grade is calculated based on the following components:

  • A final group assignment including an oral group presentation accounting for in total 50 % of the score.  Students in each group are given the same score. Group members who do not fulfill their obligations can be scored individually from the group.   
  • Individual assignments/quizzes given during the semester accounting for in total 50 % of the overall score.

Failing a graded assignment does still allow participation in the remaining exams. All exams and assignments must be taken during the same semester.

Completion of mandatory attendance is required in order to pass the course.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: ENT4310 - Business economics and marketing.

Special examination arrangements

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