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Entrepreneurship and Business Valuation

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Entrepreneurship and Business Valuation
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-620
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for άbung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VF (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IBB-620 (P420-0541) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
IBB-210 Financal Analysis
IBB-320 Investment and Finance

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Mana Mojadadr
Prof. Dr. Mana Mojadadr

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Learning outcomes:
Students have an in-depth overview of the basics of entrepreneurship in the dimensions of economics, technology, psychology and sociology and can analyze entrepreneurial challenges in a differentiated way in order:
- to know the framework conditions of start-up-oriented competition and economic policy, start-up ecosystems, start-up promotion and legal classification,
- to develop and analyze case studies on the emergence and growth of new enterprises and the market and innovation dynamics based on them, as well as to develop qualitatively and quantitatively;
- to develop and evaluate business models and related organizational structure as well as financial planning.
- to develop and evaluate a business valuation.

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Module content:
Entrepreneurship, start-ups, market and innovation dynamics
Motivation and responsibility of the entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial skills and personality traits of founders
Success factors and challenges of companies in the early stages of growth and development
Creativity, opportunity and uncertainty
Development and establishment of new business models and organizations
Business plan development
Business case development
Pitch and investors
Valuation of Innovation & start-ups

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lectures
- Real case(s) (studies) (project based team work and cooperation with companies)
- Exercises, research and analysis work prepared by sub-teams

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Recommended or required reading:
Current business and company information (depends on current project or case studies)
Most recent case studies and statistics
Most recent relevant papers
•        Berens, W.: Due Diligence bei Unternehmensakquisitionen, most recent edition, Stuttgart.
•        Bessant, J.R. und Tidd, J., Entrepreneurship, Boston 2017Brealey, R. A./Myers, S. C.: Principles of corporate finance, most recent edition, New York.
•        Bruner, R. F./Eades, K. M./Schill, M. J.: Case studies in finance: managing for corporate value creation, most recent edition, Boston.
•        Damodaran, A.,Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, most recent edition, Hoboken/New Jersey.
•        Damodaran, A., Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance, most recent edition, Hoboken/New Jersey.
•        Damodaran, A.: Applied corporate finance, most recent edition, Hoboken/New Jersey.
•        Ernst, D.: Applied international corporate finance, most recent edition, München.
•        Fernandez, P., Valuation Methods and Shareholder Value Creation, most recent edition, (Academic Press).
•        Fueglistaller, U., Müller, C., Müller, S. und Volery, T., Entrepreneurship: Modelle – Umsetzung – Perspektiven, most recent edition, Heidelberg.
•        Fritsch. M., Entrepreneurship – Theorie, Empirie, Politik, most recent edition, Heidelberg.
•        Gardner, C., The Valuation of Information Technology: A Guide for Strategy Development, Valuation, and Financial Planning (Financial Management Book 2), most recent edition, Hoboken/New Jersey.
•        Hommel, M./Dehmel, I.: Unternehmensbewertung case by case, most recent edition, Frankfurt.
•        Müller-Stewens, G./Kunisch, S./Binder, A.: Mergers & Acquisitions: Analysen, Trends und Best Practices, most recent edition, Stuttgart.
•        Parker, S.C., The economics of entrepreneurship, most recent edition, Cambridge.
•        Poland, S., Founder’s Pocket Guide: Startup Valuation, most recent edition.
•        Pott, O. und Pott, A., Entrepreneurship: Unternehmensgründung, Businessplan und Finanzierung, Rechtsformen und gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, most recent edition, Berlin.
•        Ross, S. A./Westerfield, R./Jaffe, J., Modern Financial Management, most recent edition,  Boston.

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