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This one-day investment appraisal course has been specifically developed to acquaint people with the most renowned investment appraisal techniques so as to enable them to evaluate whether any project is worth to implement or not, financially wise. Course content includes coverage of related topics such as ROCE, payback, discounted cashflows, IRR, taxation and inflation, risk and uncertainty, capital rationing, asset replacement decisions, etc.  Emphasis will be given on practical real life examples rather than theoretical concepts.

Course Duration: 1 day – 09.00 – 17.00


This program provides answers to questions such as:


  • What are the factors affecting an investment decision?

  • What are the relevant costs involved in assessing an investment?

  • What are the methods of assessing an investment?

  • How does one decide on whether to go ahead with an investment or not?




Primary knowledge of basic finance concepts will be helpful but not a pre-requisite in order to attend the course.  No advance preparation is required.



Course Benefits


This is a course that can be followed both by a starter as well as the experienced financier since it combines basic investment appraisal applicable principles as well as more advanced practical examples which may help build on the already existing knowledge base of the advanced attendee:

  • Understand the different investment appraisal techniques and how are those implemented

  • Learn to assess an investment based on sound investment appraisal calculations


Teaching Method


Live group instruction, examples and case studies, open discussions. Interactive participation is encouraged    


Your trainer

Dimitris Chatziapostolou is a chartered certified accountant (FCCA) and a certified compliance officer (AICA) having accumulated a 20+ year extensive international business experience, out of his 6+  year employment in the big 4 audit firm environment (PwC, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte) and 10 years as a CFO (Sony Music, Metlife Alico, Frigoglass). Currently working for SmartAdvisory as a freelance financial consultant in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as for StudySmart as a professional qualifications tutor with more than 5,000 training hours of experience.


Qualifications: AICA-Advanced Certificate in Compliance, International Compliance Association (UK), FCCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), MBA, Cardiff Business School-University of Wales (UK), BA (Hons) Business Economics - University of Liverpool (UK)

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