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: Robert Ployhart Chair, Management Department
TO: Greg Niehaus Chair, Finance Department
DATE: September 14, 2016
SUBJECT: Letter of concurrence for FINA 780/MGMT 780
I am pleased to offer a letter of concurrence on behalf of the proposed course FINA 780, Entrepreneurial Finance and the Dynamics of Emerging Ventures, and its cross-listing with the Management Department curricula with the course number MGMT 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.
Separate course description from Learning Outcomes.
Understand is not an action verb. Consider using Explain
Value is not an action verb. Consider using Appraise
Please return promptly so it may be voted on at the May 15 meeting of the Graduate Council.
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