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AAU 117 - Sensitivity Analysis & Cost-Benefit Analysis

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AAU 117 03 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 117 29 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 117 24 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 117 18 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 117 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 117 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Cost-benefit analysis is used by governments and other organizations to evaluate the desirability of a given policy or to justify the allocation of scarce financial resources to attain an established performance goal. Cost-benefit analysis also provides a portable, scalable model for organizing facts, assumptions, estimates, and findings in support of complex decisions. This course introduces concepts that are applicable to selecting optimal decisions through the use of trade-off analysis. In the course, financial and program staff, such as budget and program analysts as well as project managers and contracting personnel, will learn to conduct accurate cost-benefit analyses, thereby identifying choices that increase public welfare and improve efficiency.

Course Objectives

  • Applying the framework of financial statements analysis
  • Demonstrating skills at the foundations of ratio and financial analysis
  • Carrying out company and industry analysis
  • Implementing the process of company evaluation and analysis

Who Should Attend?

  • Finance, human resources and project managers
  • Construction, factories and all levels from chief executive officers
  • Site engineers, planners and cost control engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction:

  • Role of financial reporting and analysis
  • The core financial statements and the importance of the annual report
  • The important role of notes and supplementary information
  • Objective and types of audits of financial statements
  • Financial statement analysis framework
  • The accounting cycle
  • Financial reporting mechanics
  • Relationship, elements and classification of financial statements 

Day 2

Financial Analysis Techniques:

  • Ratio analysis
  • Liquidity: current, quick, and cash ratios
  • Asset management and activity ratios
  • Solvency: debt, equity, and times interest earned ratios 
  • Profitability: profit margin, gross margin, return on assets, return on equity
  • Market and valuation: price-earnings and earnings per share ratios
  • Vertical analysis and strategy: balance sheet and income statement approaches

Day 3

Financial Analysis Techniques Continued:

  • Trend analysis and growth
  • Leverage ratios
  • Gearing ratio
  • Sensitivity analysis & cost-benefit analysis
  • Npv analysis

Day 4

Financial Analysis Techniques Continued:

  • IRR
  • Inflation
  • Lost return on investment
  • Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Allowable payback period
  • Dupont analysis: the three-step and five-step models
  • Time-series and cross-sectional analysis
  • Limitation of ratio analysis 


Day 5

Financial Statement Analysis: Applications and Presentations:

  • Evaluating a company’s past performance
  • Comprehensive real-life analysis of publicly traded companies