ENT4330 – Entrepreneurial Finance

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

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).

Admission to the course

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 and Innovation Management (master's two years).

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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.

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 (discontinued)

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.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 16, 2022 11:33:53 PM

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