Evaluation of Investments in Agriculture
Building on the syllabus of Accounting I this course aims at familiarising students of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Development with the methods used to make investment decisions in tangible fixed assets. Students initially acquire a basic knowledge of mathematic techniques applied in investment decisions. Then, they get acquainted with the theory on investment appraisal and with the criteria necessary for the analysis of relevant problems.
The course is enriched with a presentation and discussion of examples from the agricultural and food sectors as they emerge from the everyday experience and the contemporary international literature.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- Analyze the requirements of investment options and apply the theoretical knowledge gained in making investment decisions.
- Expand their knowledge into Financial Mathematics used in Investment & Financial Analysis.
- Use critical thinking and offer appropriate solutions through the use of the most common methods of Financial Analysis for the evaluation of investment programs.