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 and strategies that would be used by the Chief Financial Officer at a private, entrepreneurial company.  The course follows the life-cycle of a company that begins life as a start-up, and covers the accounting-related financial metrics that are needed by an entrepreneur.  

    We will cover topics relevant at the earliest stages of a business, such as setting up the initial accounting infrastructure, through to the company’s exit.  The exit would typically be to a strategic buyer, a private equity firm or via an IPO/SPAC/Public listing.

    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

  • Prerequisites
    BUS 30000 Financial Accounting.
  • 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 auditors.
    • Graded homework assignments

    • Graded attendance/participation

    Assessment & Testing
    • Final exam (in class)

    • No auditors

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2023Section: 30121-01W 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC05In-Person Only
  • Winter 2023Section: 30121-02TH 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC05In-Person Only
  • Winter 2023Section: 30121-81W 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center200In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: June 8 2022