Course Detail

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

Course Description by Faculty

  • Berger, Philip
  • Content
    This course develops and illustrates a set of tools needed to provide accounting and related functions for private, entrepreneurial firms. The class will follow the life-cycle of a business that originates as a start-up and will cover the accounting-related financial metrics, and the managerial, financial and tax accounting issues 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. Given the considerable shock to the entrepreneurial business environment from the Covid-19 pandemic, we will aim to incorporate these new dynamics into a number of the topics and class sessions.
    Format
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

    • Ethics discussion/component

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

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

    • Graded attendance/participation

    • Mandatory attendance week 1

    Assessment & Testing
    • Final exam (in class)

    Restrictions
    • No auditors

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Spring 2021Section: 30121-81TH 6:00PM-9:00PMLocation: TBDRemote-Only
  • Spring 2021Section: 30121-82F 6:00PM-9:00PMLocation: TBDRemote-Only
  • Spring 2021Section: 30121-85S 1:30PM-4:30PMLocation: TBDRemote-Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: July 15 2020 
  • 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.

    Format
    • 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.
    Resources
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Grades based on problem sets, cases, class participation, and final exam. No auditors.
    Grades
    • Graded homework assignments

    • Graded attendance/participation

    Assessment & Testing
    • Final exam (in class)

    Restrictions
    • No auditors

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2021Section: 30121-01T 1:30PM-4:30PMGleacher Center100Dual Modality
    Faculty In-Person
  • Winter 2021Section: 30121-02W 1:30PM-4:30PMGleacher Center100Dual Modality
    Faculty In-Person
  • Winter 2021Section: 30121-81T 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center100Dual Modality
    Faculty In-Person
Description and/or course criteria last updated: November 4 2019