Course Detail

Accounting for Entrepreneurship: From Start-Up through IPO (30121)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Weiss, Ira
  • Content
    This course provides the core set of tools needed to effectively provide the accounting functions for private, entrepreneurial companies. The course follows the life-cycle of a company that begins life as a start-up, and the course covers the accounting-related financial metrics that are needed by an entrepreneur.

    We will cover topics relevant at the earliest states of a business, such as setting up the initial accounting infrastructure, through to the companies exit to a strategic buyer, a private equity firm or an IPO.

    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

  • Prerequisites
    BUS 30000 Financial Accounting. Cannot enroll in BUSN 30121 if BUSN 20160 taken previously.
  • Materials
    Readings and cases in Canvas, handouts, and textbook.
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Grades based on problem sets, cases, class participation, and final exam. No pass/fail grades.
    • Graded homework assignments

    • Graded attendance/participation

    Assessment & Testing
    • Final exam (in class)

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2019Section: 30121-01T 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC02
  • Winter 2019Section: 30121-02T 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC02
  • Winter 2019Section: 30121-81M 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center200
Description and/or course criteria last updated: July 1 2018