Multiple Sessions Offered
Golden, Colorado USA

Additional session added!

An additional 4-day session of this course has been added: August 31 - September 3, 2020.

Registration is open now!

About this course...

4-day program updated with examples and problems related to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!

This intensive 2½- or 4-Day course has been presented nearly 1,025 times to more than 23,500 people. 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, 16th Edition, 2019 by Franklin J. Stermole, John M. Stermole, and Andrew H. Pederson, demonstrates the evaluation techniques presented using a variety of applications for people with technical and non-technical backgrounds, with or without previous evaluation experience.

Upon Completion...

Colorado School of Mines will award 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of the 2½-Day course and 2.9 CEUs upon completion of the 4-Day course.

Session Schedule

Multiple sessions of the 2½-Day course and the 4-Day course are being offered. Learn more...

Course Topics

A listing of the topics covered during both the 2½-Day and the 4-Day courses is available. Learn more...

Course Instructors

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...


The course will be taught on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden (near Denver), Colorado USA. Learn more...

Registration and fees

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. Register and 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.

Further Technical Information

For more information about the course content, please contact:

John Stermole
Investment Evaluations Corporation
3070 S Newcombe Way
Lakewood, CO 80227


Registration Information and Assistance

Continuing and Professional Education Services
Colorado School of Mines
924 16th Street, Suite 221 Green Center
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Phone: 303.384.2690
Fax: 303.384.2695

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