Summer School

Finance and Funding

In our Finance and Funding Summer School course, we provide a comprehensive overview of the financial world. Well delve into different types of investments, how to create a budget and save money, ways to use credit and manage debt, and the basics of banking. Additionally, youll learn how to research and apply for grants and other funding sources.  By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the financial landscape and the tools you need to make sound financial decisions. Come to SBS Swiss Business School and do not only experience Finance and Funding lectures on University level but learn the ropes of everything important about finance. During this course you will not only learn the basic financial tools but will as well discuss finance topics with top managers on site.

Enroll today and get ready for an unforgettable journey into the world of finance! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!  This course is designed for High School students in grades 9-12 who want to gain first experiences around Finance and Funding.



Course Information




1,950 CHF*


 24 June – 28 June 2024



Course Outline

The tools of finance, when applied correctly, can be an enabler of social and environmental outcomes. This course is designed to give you the ability to build innovative financing strategies for start-ups and young enterprises. Funding for new ventures is moving from classic finance sources to innovative funding forms. When planning or managing a new company funding needs in different development stages are a permanent pain for founders and managers.  This course considers all the steps and tools form business idea creation to successful funding the venture through the first stages of the corporate life cycle. 


 Formulating the Business Idea – considerations in creating the financial model

  • The value chain and contemporary value chain disruptors
  • The two strategic pillars: where to play, and how to win?
  • Pricing – your most important decision?
  • Approaches to, establishing, measuring, and managing profitability: CVP analysis & Break-even
  • Make vs buy, insourcing vs outsourcing – considerations, options, benefits, and risks
  • The start-up growth cycle: investment, losses and cashflow
  • What’s your exit strategy and why this is important now


Financing Possibilities of the Business Idea

  • The classical dilemma: Equity vs Debt Financing – which option, risks, costs
  • Innovative funding methods: crowdfunding, the donation model, microlending, angel investing, and more
  • Equity as reward, and considerations behind who should get and why
  • Cultural considerations of financing options
  • The ultimate aim: grow, list or sell – implications and considerations for each
  • Presentational implications


Presenting the Business Idea – from full blown presentation to the elevator pitch

  • What is needed, what does good look like, and more importantly, what does bad look like
  • The business case template
  • Delivering a full-blown business case pitch – getting the balance right
  • The Elevator Pitch
  • Negotiating – the what, when and how


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