Exploration of the funding and financial management of emerging ventures, including sources and structure of capital, financial levers to drive performance and metrics to monitor performance, and the study of how to impact, capture, quantify and realize value.
The procurement of capital is essential to the development of new ventures. This course offers an in depth examination of the unique tools and strategies to build and fund novel business models, drive financial value and monitor performance at the different stages of development and in different contexts, by integrating knowledge from corporate finance, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation.
From: Greg Niehaus, Chair
To: Rob Ployhart, Chair
Date: July 16, 2016
Subject: Letter of concurrence for MGMT780/FINA780
I am pleased to offer a letter of concurrence on behalf of the proposed course MGMT 780 Entrepreneurial Finance and the Dynamics of Emerging Ventures and its cross-listing with the Finance Department curricula with the course number FINA 780. It will be an important contribution to our elective offerings.
Good morning. Please add a statement about ADA/accessibility of course content. I realize you might have not been asked to provide this in the past. USC is paying much more attention to making courses accessible to students with disabilities. You can simply add to the Provisions for Course Content Interactions section a statement regarding accessibility of course material. Here are a couple of model statements you can modify and use:
Statement 1The professor will meet with an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence (or department/college ID staff) to ensure that the course materials posted on Blackboard incorporate basic accessibility features. The course syllabus includes an accessibility statement that encourages students with disabilities to register with the Office of Student Disability services; should a student with a registered disability enroll in the course, the professor will work with the Office to make any additional accommodations appropriate to that student’s needs.
Statement 2All documents including syllabus and description of assignments will be provided in both accessible Word and PDF formats. For instance, documents will have proper headings, alternative text, and properly labeled links where necessary. Likewise PowerPoint slides will be made accessible by providing alternative text where necessary, ordering textboxes and other recommended ways of making PPTs accessible. Prerecorded lectures (if a part of the course) will be accompanied with transcripts in accessible Word and PDF formats.
Not all Learning outcomes use action verbs; most do. I can live with this.
Confirming with Steve Adams as to whether or not more language is required in the syllabus regarding technological needs of students for participation in this class (for those off campus).
In the Comments from the Proponent section you indicate "have added a statement about ADA/accessibility to the provisions for course content and interactions section of the Distributed Learning tab, however I do not see such a statement in the Provisions for Course Content and Interactions section. The section currently only states, "Telepresence, blackboard, Adobe connect are used for all forms of student interaction listed above."
Please revise the Provisions for Course Content and Interactions section and include a statement regarding considerations for students with disabilities. This statement should indicate that you will consult with an instructional designer and make every effort to make course material accessible. Again, here are a couple of model statements you can modify and use: