This course focuses on the financing decisions of entrepreneurs. The first part of the course emphasizes identifying and valuing entrepreneurial business opportunities. The second part addresses how and from whom entrepreneurs raise funds and how financial contracts are structured to manage risk and align incentives. The third part addresses ways in which entrepreneurs “harvest” success and value.
Teaching notes emphasize principals and tools, and class cases cover firms in many industries and countries. The course is valuable for prospective entrepreneurs and investors, growth company managers, corporate finance specialists and consultants.
Assistant Professor of Business
Professor Tania Babina joined the Columbia Business School in 2016. She received a Ph.D. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Her research is at the juncture of corporate finance, labor economics, and entrepreneurship. More broadly, she studies inter-relationship between human capital and firm investment, financing, and organizational choices. Her current research explores drivers of entrepreneurship and factors predicting entrepreneurial...
Dean Emeritus; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics
Professor Hubbard is a specialist in public finance, managerial information and incentive problems in corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions. He has written more than 90 articles and books on corporate finance, investment decisions, banking, energy economics and public policy, including two textbooks, and has co-authored Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. In a recent book...
Morten Sorensen was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2008 to 2020.