Checking date: 10/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

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

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
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
Skills and learning outcomes
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. Scaling dilemmas: hiring, firing, CEO succession 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 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Bygrave, W. & Zackarakis, A.. Entrepreneurship. Wiley. 2010
  • Wasserman, N.. The founding dilemmas. Princeton University Press. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.