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Prerequisite Courses

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Related Courses
The following courses are closely related to this course.

Investment Appraisal Essentials – Virtual

4 Hours Introductory Skills

If you get involved in investment decision-making and would like to know how to asses the viability of your spend, this course is for you.  We cover the cost of capital and hurdle rates and we will show you how to calculate and assess all the key metrics, such as payback, return on investment, NPV and IRRs.  You will take away lots of tips for building a robust investment model and preparing a compelling investment case.


  • Understand the concept of shareholder value and how value is created through robust capital allocation
  • Learn how to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as payback, NPV and IRR
  • Be able to make an effective business case

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access for 4 months to the following eLearning course which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

The Big Picture

  • Shareholder value – what it really means
  • Cost of capital and introduction to ROI
  • The link with corporate strategy

Investment Appraisal

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Payback periods and simple ROIs
  • The concept of discounted cash flows
  • Net Present Values & IRRs
  • Building models
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Milestones and mid/post investment reviews

Making the business case

  • Case study
  • Non-financial considerations
  • The link with company valuation

Summary & Conclusion

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls