Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Managing Start-Ups
Study: Master in Management (262)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Understand the challenges of value appropriation by entrepreneurs Understand the potential benefits and the challenges of the management of intellectual property by entrepreneurs Analyze the dilemmas that founders face in their decisions regarding the founding team. Identify the challenges to obtain financing by entrepreneurs Understand the role of venture capital financing Apply the valuation method used by venture capital
Description of contents: programme
1. The entrepreneur's pre-founding dilemmas 2. The entrepreneur's founding team dilemmas 3. The entrepreneur's investor dilemmas 4. Value creation vs value appropriation for entrepreneurs 5. Intellectual property for entrepreneurs 6. Financing sources for entrepreneurs 7. Venture Capital and Valuation methods
Learning activities and methodology
The class will combine the exposition of theoretical concepts with the pedagogical use of case studies that will serve as illustration of the concepts. The students are required to prepare readings and cases in advance and to be actively involved in class discussions During the course, the students will develop, in teams, the financial plan of a business idea.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Bygrave, W. & Zackarakis, A.. Entrepreneurship. Wiley. 2010
  • Wasserman, N.. The founding dilemmas. Princeton University Press. 2012

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.