MEM 404: Financial Issues for Engineers

Quarter Offered

Fall ; cross-listed MSIT 456 with Professor Twombly
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.

Sample Syllabus

In Fall 2021 this class will be cross-listed with MSIT 456 with Professor Twombly. Taking this class will count as MEM 404. Go to the course description for more information on MSIT 456.