1691 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance
Dr. Michael König, MBA
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/14/22 to 09/23/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 09/29/22 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM D5.0.001
Monday 01/09/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.4.13
Wednesday 01/11/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.4.15
Monday 01/16/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.4.13
Tuesday 01/17/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.2.02
Wednesday 01/18/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.4.15
Thursday 01/19/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.001
Monday 01/23/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.4.13

This course provides a holistic view on entrepreneurial finance, along the whole life cycle of a corporation, from starting up to exiting. it strives to enhance participants' capabilities towards a strong command of fundamentals of finance, a sharp eye on the financial perspective of entrepreneurial challenges, oscillating financial design and a structured way of dealing with future uncertainties.

Learning outcomes

· Determine a suitable valuation and deal structure for an investment into a private company

· Determine the degree to which an entrepreneurial opportunity is attractive

· Analyse a company’s accounting and reporting information

· Work with classic and alternative financing opportunities


Attendance requirements

Attendance of minumum 80% is mandatory.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Formal lecture

Applied cases

Experiental probing


       45% Final Team presentation on a large problem-based case (handed out and discussed in the first lecture).

       20% Team performance in case studies/tasks during the lectures.

       20% Individual Insights book (we will tell you what that is in the first lecture).

       15% Individual Participation points (through meaningful contributions e.g. in the remarkable people series, and during the lectures by active participation).

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

This is a foundations course of the first semester.

1 Author: Brealey/Myers/Marcus

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Publisher: McGrawHill
Edition: Tenth Edition
Remarks: International Student Edition for use outside of the U.S.
Year: 2020
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

A general understanding of income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement (and how they are usually intertwined) and a glimpse of asset pricing.

Availability of lecturer(s)


Tutor: tbd

About the instructor

Michael König is a tenured Senior Lecturer at the Department of Strategy and Innovation at WU. From 1997-2009, he served in several senior management practice functions, including C-suite positions in the luxury goods industry, before switching back to Academia in 2010. This makes him one of those rather exotic persons at a university, who are experienced in both worlds, practice and theory. He earned a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Vienna and received an MBA in General and Strategic Management from the Cass Business School, City University of London. He is alumnus of the Oxford Scenarios Programme, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His enthusiasm and passion for teaching is recognized by the WU Excellence in Teaching Award 2015 and 2016, and with nominations for it in all consecutive years. In 2020 he received the WU Excellence in Teaching Award a third time. 2018, he was nominee for the prestigious Global Teacher Prize. He is an experienced strategist and foresighter, and is fascinated to work together with seasoned executives, post-grads and first-year students alike. He loves to have an interdisciplinary view reaching out to other arenas of science as well as to arts and humanities.

Last edited: 2022-06-07