14 December 2017

Investment appraisal in practice


Enhance your knowledge of investment appraisal as well as its application for business with this one day course.

Who should attend?
Finance staff and business managers who wish to enhance their knowledge of investment appraisal as well as its application for business.

What you will gain

  • insight into how to decide whether to proceed with a capital purchase or project (by using techniques such as net present value, payback and return on investment)
  • knowledge of how to perform investment appraisal calculations
  • the ability to deal with real life complications such as changing interest rates, irregular cash flows, relevant cash flows, working capital cash flows, inflation and taxation
  • a thorough understanding of investment appraisal techniques
  • an appreciation of how to account for risk and uncertainty in investment appraisal
  • awareness of the qualitative issues relevant to the decision making process, plus recognition and understanding of some of the behavioural aspects of a decision making process

Programme outline

  • Basic investment appraisal techniques including discounted cash flows.
  • How to take account of real life complications in investment appraisal.
  • The techniques of investment appraisal and the importance of going back to basics when undertaking advanced investment appraisal.
  • Relevance of qualitative issues in investment appraisal.
  • How to deal with risk and uncertainty in planning, and setting the right discount rate.
  • An understanding of the difficulties of undertaking investment appraisal in practice including ‘decision-making traps’.

Examples and case studies are included in order for you to put the techniques into practice.

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable

Booking Information

Date Location Price
14 December 2017 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 599.00
Member price: £539. CDS member price: £415. Plus VAT on all prices.

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Learn basic investment appraisal techniques and discover how to decide whether to proceed with a capital purchase or project, perform investment appraisal calculations and deal with real-life complications.

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Investment appraisal in practice

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