The Masters in Finance programs offer you an integrated finance education that covers the most diverse and up to date information on the finance industry and functional area.
This course provides a forum for the in-depth examination of mindsets, methods, and managerial activities that follow the entrepreneurial process from opportunity recognition to growing ventures, beginning the course from identifying business opportunities until writing a business plan.
Upon the completion of this course, participants should:
Understand to recognize and evaluate new venture opportunities (vs. ideas), understanding both the entrepreneur’s as well as the investor’s perspective.
Understand the issues faced by entrepreneurs when starting a venture, as well as possess the fundamental skills and tools required for embarking on a new project, in an independent and in a corporate context.
Understand the nature and purpose of a business plan in the context of new and / or growing ventures and be able to write, articulate and present a business plan.
The objective of this course is to expose you to the joys and difficulties of developing new business ventures within larger corporations which may not be particularly oriented to do so.
How ideas are selected and how resources are marshaled in the corporation.
How to make new ventures fit with the larger strategy of the corporation, and what to do if they do not
What incentives can be created to increase the innovativeness of people within the corporation and finally
How to manage the delicate balance between exploration and exploitation of ideas in the corporation.
This workshop provides an introduction to the experience of being an entrepreneur. It is grounded in the belief that the capabilities of entrepreneurship will be critical to every manager´s future career, whether he or she chooses to create a new venture or become a corporate manager.
Upon its completion, participants should be able to recognize the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills, and understand the central role of creativity and observation in identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities either as standalone businesses or social enterprises, or as part of a larger corporation.
Specific components of the program include:
Workshop on creating and developing entrepreneurial opportunities;
Group exercise in observing real customer needs and thinking of solutions;
Class and group discussions;
This course analyzes the distinct venturing strategies and practices of family-controlled companies and family wealth.
The main aim is to answer the following questions:
Learn how families can create wealth across generations successfully
Develop the critical analytical thinking skills that help inside managers/executives and outside professional service advisors understand the whole family business system
Learn how to create the family business resources in competitive advantages in order to create wealth across generations
We will seek how business ideas, can also have social and economic impact, apart from profitability. How investors, are looking for good return as well as social returns in their investments.
The main aim is to develop business ideas which have a strong social impact.
Develop and explain how financing works in an entrepreneurial environment: This goes from a start-up company to, family owned company or a corporation prospective.
Analyze different financing options. Not only pure traditional equity/debt capital structure, but using more flexible forms, that neither investors nor entrepreneurs have been force to use in the current momentum.
Explore what private equity investors and venture capital do when they invest and how management teams create value.
Learn to use different valuation methodologies and establish the value from Start-up firms, as well as established companies. From DCF valuation methods, to multiples and options and Montecarlo methods.
Examine strategic factors which support valuation and value creation from companies. These are the factors, which might support the investment decision.Explore the financial implications on the strategic decision making.
Closing a transaction. Term Sheets: Tax and legal implications.
Analyse social ventures, from the financial, environmental and legal perspective. How to make them sustainable, throughout the years.
Innovation Management aims to help innovators to succeed. Based on theories and best practices developed by scholars and practitioners, this course provides a systematic approach to solving innovation issues. This approach will help you develop comprehensive knowledge and advanced experience in innovation management, which in turn will add value for your career development, whether you are an individual entrepreneur or a manager of an innovative corporation.
At the end of this course, participants are expected to:
Understand the importance of innovation in value creation
Learn comprehensive knowledge about major innovation topics
Develop abilities to lead innovation projects
This focus on entrepreneurship, as part of our DNA, gives us the confidence to say that the Owners & Entrepreneurs Management Program (OEMP) is a unique program. We start from the premise that you have done well and you yourself are one of the main competitive advantages of your business. We want to help you and your business make a quality leap. We want to empower you to become more competitive in this new era we live in, which is now more global, dynamic and complex than ever. We also want to work with you in order to make your dreams come true, so that you can lead an even bigger, more international, more profitable, more sustainable, and socially responsible company.
In this program, you will have access to our top faculty; to content that will cover in-depth topics relevant to today’s global entrepreneur, to a wide array of opportunities to help you increase your social capital and to the vast entrepreneurial resources offered by IE Business School.
The course el aims to assist would-be social entrepreneurs in developing business plans that enable their organizations to become sustainable, scalable and deliver measurable social value.
At the end of the course, students can expect to:
How to choose an interesting professional career which will be successful and also covers your social concerns.
Identify the opportunities, challenges and specific problems of the social entrepreneurship field.
How to combine the social and business approaches.
How to implement these tools and knowledge to create value.
Work personally on a business plan for a social venture.
The objective of the 10 sessions of the Venture Accelerator is to prepare teams for their final pitches that will result in 5 teams being selected as finalists for the Venture Day.
The approach and material covered reflects current strategies at some of the world’s leading Start-Up Incubators, including Y Combinator and Plug & Play in Silicon Valley, QuestVC and JFDI in Singapore and Beijing. While much of this content is particularly suitable for high tech start-ups it can also be applied to offline startups of more traditional types that are low technology.