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Master Practitioner, Part 4 of 6: Investment Appraisal

with expert Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd

Course at a glance

Release date 4/6/2017
Level Advanced
Runtime 0h 13m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code N/A
Exams Included

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Course description

Investment appraisal is the process used by senior managers, supported by other business professionals such as business analysts, to investigate whether it is worth proceeding with a proposed project or other change. Discover what’s involved in the process of investment appraisal including working out expected costs and benefits from proposals and contrasting these with each other to understand the time required for cumulative benefits to exceed cumulative costs.


This course is best suited for individuals with 2 years or more experience within business, business analysis, or a project/reporting analyst capacity. This course assumes that you are familiar with the BABOK® guide and its associated principles, but is not required.

Meet the expert

Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd is a global provider of Business Analysis training courses recognized and endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB). Established in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012, their team of hands-on CBAP qualified Business Analysts is dedicated to helping others achieve great success and now serve clients from around the globe.

Course outline

Investment Appraisal

Investment Appraisal (03:47)
  • Introduction (00:24)
  • Investment Appraisal (00:40)
  • What Is an Investment Appraisal? (00:42)
  • Categories (00:45)
  • Financial Calculations (00:53)
  • Summary (00:19)
Calculations Part 1 (04:32)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Return on Investment (01:02)
  • Discount Rate (00:34)
  • Present Value (00:53)
  • Payback Period and Calculation (01:36)
  • Summary (00:15)
Calculations Part 2 (05:01)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Time Value of Money (00:38)
  • Discounted Cash Flow (01:06)
  • Intangible Benefits (00:23)
  • Internal Rate of Return (02:22)
  • Summary (00:21)