Short Courses and Conferences
Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods
Multiple Sessions are Offered
This intensive 3- or 5-day course has been presented over 900 times to more than 19,500 people since 1970. Organized for managers, engineers, geologists, landmen, scientists, accountants and others concerned with evaluating investments, this course relates to the economic analysis of income producing and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures.
The course covers economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining, petroleum and non-natural resource production and processing operations.
The course textbook, Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods, 14th Edition, 2014 by Franklin J. Stermole and John M. Stermole, demonstrates the evaluation techniques presented using a variety of applications for people with technical and non-technical backgrounds, with or without previous evaluation experience.
Colorado School of Mines will award 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of the 3-day course and 3.3 CEUs upon completion of the 5-day course.
Multiple sessions of the 3-day course and the 5-day course are being offered. Learn more...
A listing of the topics covered during both the 3-day and the 5-day courses is available. Learn more...
John M. Stermole has been with Investment Evaluations Corporation since 1984, currently serving as President and previously as a Director. He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver and an M.S. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Learn more...
Andrew H. Pederson has been with Investment Evaluations Corporation since March of 2010. In 2007 he received his B.A. in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University, and he earned a Masters degree in Taxation from Denver University in the College of Law in 2012. Learn more...
J. Wesley Stermole joined Investment Evaluations Corporation in March of 2013 and joined the Colorado School of Mines staff for the spring semester of 2014. In 2005, he received his B.S. in Business Administration with a finance emphasis from Regis University, and in 2013 he received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Florida State University. Learn more...
In order to work the examples presented during the course, participants must bring with them a suitable calculator or a laptop computer with suitable software. Participants should also complete the pre-course study assignment. Learn more...
The course will be taught on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden (near Denver), Colorado USA. Learn more...
Fees and Registration
Registration for this course is open now. Enrollment is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted in the order received. Full information about fees, options, and payment methods is available. Learn more...
Travel and Accommodations
Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.
Information and Assistance
For registration information and assistance, please contact:
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Colorado School of Mines
1600 Jackson Street, Suite 160A
Golden, CO 80401 USA