Evaluating Investment Decisions

    Target Audience

    The Evaluating Investment Decisions course is designed for managers and staff of SMEs including:

    • Business owners, directors, shareholders, etc.
    • Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors
    • Management
    • Chief Accountant
    • Others who supervise the evaluation of investment projects
    Course Objectives
    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Define what an investment project is.
    • Explain the impact of investment decisions.
    • Describe the information needed to analyze an investment decision.
    • Apply techniques in project analysis.
    • Identify sources of capital for an investment project.
    Content
    • Introduction to the workshop
    • Session 1: Investment projects and the impact of investment decisions
      • What is an investment project?
      • The impact of an investment project
    • Session 2: Required information for the financial analysis of an investment project
      • Investment capital and profit
      • Project implementation
      • Net cash flows (NCF)
      • Residual value of a project
    • Session 3: Techniques applied in financial analysis
      • The analysis of an investment project
      • Payback period
      • Net Present Value (NPV)
      • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
      • The selection of an investment project
      • Analysis of non-financial cost / benefits
    • Session 4: Sources of capital for an investment project
      • Long-term capital
      • Short-term capital
      • Principles of capital allocation
    • Concluding remarks, action planning and wrap-up
    Course Duration

    1 day (7 hours)


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