FINA5527 Venture Capital

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides a broad coverage of the venture capital industry. The unit discusses the role of venture capital in the overall economy and financial markets. It also explores key aspects of deal assessment; valuation; negotiation; capital structure; managerial incentives; and monitoring and exiting.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the objectives of venture capital

; (2) value, assess, negotiate and monitor deals involving venture capital; (3) identify the risks and rewards of venture capital deals for private equity investors; (4) demonstrate the ability to work in a team; (5) demonstrate an ability to provide constructive discussion and feedback; and (6) produce clear and concise written communication and oral presentations.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online assessments; (2) assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shane Lavagna-Slater
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments
and
FINA5521 Quantitative Methods in Finance
and
FINA5524 Trading and Markets
and
ECON5506 The Economics of Financial Markets
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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