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Risk-Based Project Investment Decision Rules, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 days
University rank #439 (QS) Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
One of the most crucial decisions facing a financial manager is the choice of which investments the corporation should undertake. Making a wrong decision can be costly. Risk-Based Project Investment Decision Rules course is offered by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.
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The two-day course in Risk-Based Project Investment Decision Rules from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is designed to cater for the needs of those from finance and non-finance background who are interested in enhancing their understanding in the various techniques (rules) available for use to make decision on undertaking an investment (project).   

The course will further expose participants in evaluating the available projects via-a-vis the capital cost incorporating the risk, required rate of return and discounted cash flow towards achieving ‘net present value’ return.   In order to accommodate participants from various background, no prior knowledge of corporate finance will be assumed. A refresher on the basic finance principles and concepts will be delivered.  


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:

  • Differentiate the characteristic of diversifiable and no diversifiable risks;
  • Understand the model relationship between risk premium, cost of equity and capital return;
  • Evaluate risk pricing and identify net present value for projects;
  • Apply various techniques for investment decision making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This two-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics): 

DAY 1  

  • Equity Risk and Expected Return
  • Diversifiable and Non-diversifiable Risk
  • A Comparative Analysis of Risk and Return Models
  • The Cost of Equity and Capital
  • Case Study

  DAY 2  

  • Hurdle Rates for Projects and Investments
  • Risk-Adjusted Discount Rates
  • Investment Decision Rules
  • Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return
  • Case Study


  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Fong Woon

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Who should attend?
  • Corporate finance executives and managers who need to enhance their fundamental knowledge to risk-based project investment decision rules. 
  • Non-finance executives and managers who wish to acquire knowledge in the concept of risk and return, risk-adjusted cost of capital, discounted cash flow and common project evaluation techniques. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    451 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 451 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
  • National

    451 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 451 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
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  • Fee: RM 1,840 (Professionals)
  • 10% Discount (UTP Alumni and group registration)
  • 20 % Discount (Students)


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