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ENTR410 - Money Management for Entrepreneurs

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR410 Course ID: 4573 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides detailed budgeting and money management tools to start and grow a new venture. Many entrepreneurs have charismatic leadership and vision, but underestimate the importance of the ability to manage the money coming and going out of the organization. Cash deficits can cripple a company, so it is imperative entrepreneurs understand the drivers of good cash flow and strong profitability. This course enables the student entrepreneur to gain practical knowledge with the cash flow statement, forecasting, pro forma statements, profit and profitability, break-even, budgeting, and working capital. NOTE: This course uses spreadsheet software. (Prerequisites: ACCT105 and ENTR311)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Prepare the three major financial statements for your venture in your spreadsheet software and confirm the importance and purpose of each one.
  2. Determine financing needs and designing pro forma financial statements.
  3. Examine the importance of the budget process and using spreadsheet software to manage and develop it.
  4. Assess profitability via break even analysis and beyond.
  5. Analyze the process of managing assets and tracking inventory.
  6. Determine the best strategy for setting prices and making key cost decisions.
  7. Evaluate risk exposures for entrepreneurs and the ways to manage that risk.
  8. Investigate pension options, employee benefits options and estate planning needs for the entrepreneur.
NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Introduction 5.56 %
Forum 1 5.56 %
Forum 2 5.56 %
Forum 3 5.56 %
Forum 4 5.56 %
Forum 5 5.56 %
Forum 6 5.56 %
Forum 7 5.56 %
Forum 8 5.56 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Week 1 Cash Flows Statement 7.14 %
Week 2 Start-up Costs 7.14 %
Week 3 Pro Forma Cash Flows 7.14 %
Week 4 Break-Even Analysis 7.14 %
Week 5 Project Profitability 7.14 %
Week 7 Managing Risk 7.14 %
Week 8 Retirement 7.14 %
Book Title: Entrepreneurial Finance: Concepts and Cases, 1st ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Vega, Gina
Publication Info: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138013582

Book Title:Entrepreneurial Finance: Concepts and Cases, 1st ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author:Vega, Gina
Unit Cost:$155.29
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.