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Project Appraisal:  Financial and Economic Factors

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Project Appraisal:
Financial and Economic Factors

Source of Funding, Valuation Methods,
Financial Viability and Risks

Scheduled Dates

10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 New York - USA $6,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Vienna - Austria $5,950
13 - 17 Jan 2025 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors training course aimed to equip the participants with modern and sophisticated tools and techniques. They will acquire essential skills to value investment opportunities using various techniques, source of funds available to the firms at different stages, techniques for risk assessment and measurements, and sufficient cash flow management.

Making effective and sound investment decision is critical in a contemporary business environment. In a competitive economy, financial decisions play important roles in achieving organization goals and contributing to the economic growth. Decision making process requires skills to effectively assess organizations capabilities and opportunities using various methods. Organizations are constantly facing very dynamic and volatile market conditions that requires effective and thorough skills when making decision is such environment.

Choosing the appropriate technique in making financial decisions is challenging in today’s economic climate due to rapid changes in organizations’ risks. The most comprehensive tools in assessing investment opportunities include: Net Present Values (NPV), Internal Rate of Returns (IRR), Payback rule and Option valuation.

This PetroKnowledge "Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors" training course will highlight:

  • The analysis of investment decisions using time-adjusted measures and real options techniques
  • Acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of effective management of cash flow
  • How to value investments using a range of techniques?
  • Understanding short-term and long-term funds available to firms
  • The nature of financial statements and the key financial tools and techniques in the broader context of how and where they are applied for the assessment of business performance

What are the Goals?

By the end of this "Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors" training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Use different techniques to evaluate investment performance
  • Improve management skills and increase their value to the organization
  • Understand and use analytical tools and techniques using real-world examples
  • Make (and/or) contribute to strategic financial decisions and risk assessments
  • Understanding the implication of inflations to business decisions

Who is this Training Course for?

This "Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors" training course is a suitably wide range of professionals but will significantly benefit: 

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Managers
  • Risk and Return Analysts
  • Financial Planner Specialists
  • Financial Risk Assessment Specialists
  • Merger and Acquisitions Specialists
  • Managers and those with financial responsibilities
  • Financial Decision-makers, whose techniques of decision making, and analysis will be improved through attendance
  • Professionals acting upon the financial decisions of others, who will gain  an appreciation for decision making thereby ensuring shared values within the organization
  • Managers involved in planning, risk assessments and decision making

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This "Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors" training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples. Relevant cases will be used to illustrate the application of each tool in an operation environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. The instructor will clearly explain and demonstrate how these techniques are applied using a real-life example.

Organisational Impact

The participants in this "Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors" training course will provide benefits for their organization through the enhanced knowledge and set of skills that they will take back to the workplace: 

  • Able to analysis various business problems but will also be able to evaluate various courses of action and make sound recommendations
  • Ability to use the latest and flexible techniques in project valuations
  • Understand how to apply different financial skills
  • Using relevant techniques and analysis in a work situation.
  • Knowledge gained can be shared amongst other departments of the company
  • New skills to make more informed and hence better management decisions

Personal Impact

By attending this Project Appraisal: Financial and Economic Factors training course, you will:

  • Able to make more informed and hence better financial decisions
  • Using various models and techniques relevant to the valuations
  • Enhanced financial and decision-making skills
  • Improve your importance and ability to contribute effectively to your organization’s goals and the economic growth
  • Develop professional skills, powers of analysis, evaluation, and decision-making
  • Able to enhance your skills in financial analysis

Daily Agenda

Day One: Source of Finance                                      

  • Potential Funding Sources
  • Financing Options:
    • Long Term Source of Finance
    • Short Term Source of Finance
  • Evaluation of the Types of Finance
  • Equity Finance
  • Debt Finance
  • Hybrid Finance
  • The Cost of Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Measures of Risks

Day Two: Investment Decisions

  • The Most Appropriate Valuation Techniques for Different Economic Sectors
  • Applying Time-adjusted Measures
  • Social Cost-benefit Analysis in Project Appraisal
    • Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback Method
  • Decision-making using NPV
  • Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR)
  • Integration of Financial, Economic and Social Appraisals to Investment Decisions
  • Impact of Inflation on Financial Viability and Risks
  • Foreign Exchange Risks
  • Financial and Economic Analysis for Selecting a High-quality Project
  • Sensitivity Analysis, Scenario Analysis and Simulation

Day Three: Managing, Controlling and Modelling Cash flow

  • Development of the Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash vs. Profit
  • The Cash Conversion Cycle
  • Calculating and Managing the Cash Flow Cycle
  • Cash Flow Ratios
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • The Cost of Maintaining Working Capital
  • Maintaining the Optimum Level of Working Capital
  • Preparing a Monthly Cash Flow Forecast

Day Four: The Challenge of Financial Economic Decision-Making

  • The Practice of Financial / Economic Analysis
  • The Value-creating Company
  • Corporate Value and Shareholder Value
  • A Dynamic Perspective of Business
  • The Agency Problem and Corporate Governance
  • What information and data to use?
  • The Nature of Financial Statements
  • The Context of Financial Analysis and Decision-making

Day Five: Revisit the Key Concepts in Decision Making

  • Course Summary and Checklists
  • Cash Budgets & Capital Budgets Reviewed
  • Financial Skills and Further Development
  • Re-visit Cash Flow Management
  • Key Challenges in Decision making

Certificate

  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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