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04 August 2022

Finance essentials - introduction to investment appraisal

Category: MASTER COURSE

Part of BPP’s Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme, this course is for managers who need or wish to understand more about the financial elements of the Investment Appraisal process which often forms an integral part of the comprehensive business case.

Who should attend?
This highly interactive course is for anyone who needs or wishes to understand the financial evaluation of options as part of a company’s decision making process.

What you will gain
In order to select the right projects, products and acquisitions a company needs to complete in order to achieve its strategic aims it needs to have a robust decision making process. This process needs to include a financial view of the costs and benefits of a chosen path to help a company make the right decision for its various stakeholders. This course covers a range of financial techniques to help in that evaluation, looks at the pros and cons of each and highlights a range of pitfalls when evaluating various investment options.

This course is part of BPP’s Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme that consists of 8 half day modules. The courses are designed to be stand alone but, as a programme, provide a comprehensive understanding of key finance concepts for non-finance managers from accounts production and interpretation to budgeting and forecasting. The courses in the programme are:

Finance essentials - the statements
Finance essentials - the principles
Finance essentials - introduction to control and audit
Finance essentials - company accounts and the annual report
Finance essentials - introduction to strategy and the business case
Finance essentials - introduction to investment appraisal
Finance essentials - introduction to budgeting
Finance essentials - introduction to forecasting and reporting

Programme outline
By the end of this course delegates will, with the aid of their notes, be able to:

  • Apply a range of financial evaluation tools intended to support the decision making process within an organisation specifically:
    • Payback period
    • Discounted payback period
    • Accounting Rate of Return
    • Net Present Value
    • Internal Rate of return
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of each approach
  • Explain what relevant costs are when using such methods
  • Carry out simple spreadsheet examples
  • Explain the potential pitfalls of such evaluation methods in the wider business case context

The course will start at 2.00pm and ends at 5.15pm. Refreshments are provided on face-to-face dates.
3 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
4 August 2022 - 14:00 London - afternoon course Price: GBP 265.00
Plus VAT
10 November 2022 - 14:00 Online Live - afternoon course Price: GBP 265.00
Plus VAT

Finance essentials - introduction to investment appraisal

Part of BPP’s Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme, this course is for managers who need or wish to understand more about the financial elements of the Investment Appraisal process.

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If you have any queries please email cima@bpp.com or phone us on: +44 (0)3300 603400.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

This course will be delivered by BPP Professional Education Limited (“BPP”).  Accordingly, when you sign up for this course, CIMA will pass on the contact details you have provided to BPP so that they can contact you to complete your booking and process payment.  BPP will process any personal information it collects about you in accordance with its privacy policy, which is available at: https://www.bpp.com/professional-education/privacy

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