Portugal, Lisbon

Entrepreneurial Finance

when 17 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1100

This programme will provide some tools and concepts, which allow young students to analyze in a professional and accurate way, the viability of new businesses and projects.

History tells us, that the best time to start a business is during the college days. Many do not try, either because they are too afraid or, because they might think that in the future they will learn some “special” toolkits and frameworks that will give them a “special” advantage when creating businesses. Those special powers never arrive. The college ends and the ambition to create a business is postponed indefinitely.

Here we want to change that! We want to demystify what it takes to create a business. We want to provide the technical acknowledgements to do so! We want to contribute, so that more businesses are created every year.

Course leader

Programme Director – Professor António Robalo

Summer School Coordinator – Rita Fernandes

Target group

Any student at bachelor or master level.

Course aim

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

• Prepare, understand and articulate the different financial statements;

• Use the fundamental techniques of capital budgeting valuation and identify whether the investment creates value;
• Determine the cost of equity and debt;

• Understand the importance of the capital structure for the value added, and identify and understand the fundamental concepts that sustain financing decisions.

Fee info

EUR 1100: Fee includes: tuition; course materials; team-building event; Portuguese History and Culture classes; Survival Portuguese Language classes; company visit; use of the library, PC labs and ISCTE-IUL facilities; public transportation card for one month in Lisbon; organisation of leisure activities; airport pick-up service; welcome and farewell dinner.


There is no scholarship available for summer school programmes.