Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Duke University

Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation

Duke University via Coursera Specialization

Overview

From entrepreneurs to executives, this Specialization provides an opportunity for you to learn how to advance business innovation in your company and gain insights from leading faculty in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In the first course, you will learn how to valuate entrepreneurial ventures—including high-growth startups—using Excel spreadsheet models. You will also learn how to discern between the tradeoffs of different financing strategies: loan investments, venture capital, angel investing, and crowdfunding. The second course will teach you how to manage a startup’s financing strategy, where you will learn how to build capitalization tables (or “cap tables”) in Excel. Cap tables will help you explore different financing strategies for your startup company and determine which financing decisions are best for your entrepreneurial venture. The third course transitions to an analysis of blockchain technologies, where you will learn how to identify opportunities to disrupt and innovate business models using blockchain as well as avoid poorly executed applications of blockchain to business. The fourth course will teach you how to use R programming to calculate the return of a stock portfolio as well as quantify the market risk of that portfolio. This Specialization is also an excellent opportunity for professionals interested in Fuqua’s master’s programs to get an inside look into Fuqua’s faculty expertise and courses.

Syllabus

Course 1: Startup Valuation Methods
- Offered by Duke University. How do different types of investors think about an investment opportunity? What kind of securities and contracts ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Financing for Startup Businesses
- Offered by Duke University. This course will teach you how to manage a startup’s financing strategy, where you will learn how to build ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Blockchain Business Models
- Offered by Duke University. Blockchain is an emerging and highly disruptive technology that is poorly understood. In this course you will ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Financial Risk Management with R
- Offered by Duke University. This course teaches you how to calculate the return of a portfolio of securities as well as quantify the market ... Enroll for free.

Courses

Taught by

Cam Harvey, David Hsieh, David Robinson, Manju Puri and Manuel Adelino

Related Courses

Reviews

Start your review of Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation

Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free