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ERIC Number: EJ1144146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Finance Course: Some Curriculum and Pedagogical Perspectives
Thapa, Samanta; Chan, Kam C.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v9 n1 p37-46 Spr 2013
Using online survey, we document the opinions of finance professors as to what should be the core content of undergraduate entrepreneurial finance course and the approach to be taken to teach this course. On the core content of the course, the top five topics preferred by the respondents were: Identifying business opportunities and examining their feasibility, forecasting revenues and expenses for early stage ventures, cash budget and projecting financial statements using EXCEL, understanding financial statements, and estimating external funds needed and sustainable growth rate. As to the approach to be taken in teaching this course, the respondents preferred taking a balanced approach, that is, emphasis on basic accounting and finance skills, such as financial forecast, cash budget and other financial management tools, supplemented with cases to run a start-up. The findings do not differ between faculty who are teaching the course and those who do not teach the course.
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Finance Occupations, Business Administration Education, Online Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Course Content, Preferences, Mail Surveys, Profiles, Behavioral Objectives
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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