Entrepreneurial Skills for Engineers Unit 5: Entrepreneurial finance
In this unit, we will be exploring key financial concepts for entrepreneurial ventures.
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This course is authored by the Nathu Puri Institute (NPI) for Engineering and Enterprise, which was established in 2011 at London South Bank University (LSBU). The Institute conducts research and shares its findings on integrated approaches to engineering education, with the aim of fostering confidence and enterprise in learning and practice. This course was written by the Director of the Institute, Professor Simon Philbin, along with Thomas Empson, Robin Jones, Paul Mansell, Mausam Gaurav and Pavan Kumar Sala.
• Demonstrate knowledge of key financial statements for operating a venture and analyse a venture’s financial performance using key financial ratios.
• Understand the costs of financial capital available to the entrepreneur and construct venture valuation models.
• Understand exit strategies such as going public through an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and alternate exit opportunities.
Job titles include:
• Engineer (mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, industrial engineer, chemical engineer, etc.)
• Project engineer
• Design engineer
• Process engineer
• Quality engineer
• Project manager, programme manager