MEM 404: Financial Issues for Engineers

Quarter Offered

Winter ; MEM 404 is not offered but students may take PROJ_MGT 405 in its place
Spring ; Professor Eisenhuth


This course provides an introduction to corporate finance, with an emphasis on project valuation. We will review important ideas from modern finance theory and develop financial tools needed for valuing investment projects. Topics covered include time value of money, estimating cash flows, accounting for risk, performing sensitivity analysis, developing appropriate selection criteria, and valuing projects as real options. The objective of the course is to apply basic insights from corporate finance theory to real business decisions.

Note: When MEM 404 is not offered, students may take MSIT 456 or PROJ_MGT 405 which will count as MEM 404 - with approval of the MEM Associate Director.

Sample Syllabus