Course code UPM80
Course title Introduction to Financial Evaluation of Projects
Institution Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Course address ETSI Caminos, Canales y Puertos. Ciudad Universitaria s/n
City Madrid
Minimum year of study 2nd year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words Project evaluation; Financial analysis; Discounted cash-flow analysis
Language English
Professor responsible Samuel Carpintero
Telephone +34 91 336 66 49
Participating professors

Samuel Carpintero

Number of places Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20, Reserved for local students:

1)  To provide an overview of the concepts and techniques used in the financial analysis of investment projects

2) To learn hot to carry out a financial analysis of an investment project

Programme to be followed
  1. Basic accounting concepts
  2. Discounted cash flow analysis
  3. Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  4. Cost of Capital
  5. Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  6. Risk Analysis
  7. Sensitivity Analysis
Prerequisites None, but familiarity with Excel would be helpful
Course exam

Based on:

  1. Active participation during lectures;
  2. A practical exercise.
  3. Attendance is required every day.