For the 21st year, Queen’s University is offering its state-of-the-art 4-week program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis for professionals working in public and private organizations. With the recent surge of infections worldwide associated with the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, and the frequent changes in the restrictions imposed by the governments on travel, it has become a challenge for many applicants in 2021 to attend PIAR in Canada. As a result, we have decided to hold the program of Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis in three locations during 2021 and 2022. Queen’s PIAR faculty team will be conducting the course in all locations. The curriculum and the method of training will be identical to that of the Regular and Training of Trainers Programs normally held at the campus of Queen’s University. The Certificate on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis will be issued upon successful completion of the program.
Participants will learn how to conduct the Integrated Analysis of Investment Projects including financial, economic, risk and stakeholder analysis. They will gain skills in the design and testing of risk management contracts, public private partnerships (PPPs), and the evaluation of project financing options.
Through lectures by internationally recognized experts, applied case studies, and group discussions, participants will gain practical knowledge, and obtain a global perspective of recent developments in these fields.
Professionals who have undergone training in Investment Appraisal are eligible for our Training of Trainers stream.
The goals of the program are to develop the operational skills of participants so that they are able to:
Plan and assess all aspects of investment projects
Add value through the redesign of projects
Prepare project financing agreements
Design strategies to address stakeholder concerns
Develop sustainable PPP models
The program places emphasis on the integrated approach for investment appraisal. This methodology allows the analyst to use a single model to evaluate a project from different points of view including, but not limited to, the private operator, as well as the fiscal, social, and environmental impacts.
Queen’s University was established by Royal Charter in 1841 and is one of Canada’s most distinguished universities. Since 2000, the PIAR has offered annually by the John Deutsch International Executive Programs of Queen’s University.
GIMPA was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations Special Fund Project. Today, GIMPA has been transformed into a comprehensive tertiary institution offering programs in leadership, management, public and business administration, and technology, for both the public and private sectors.
GIMPA is suitably located in a secure, serene wooded environment on the outskirts of Accra. It provides a very welcoming environment for both clients and visitors. The Institute has an ultra-modern Executive Conference Centre well suited for training and conference facilities, well-furnished air-conditioned lecture rooms with modern teaching aids to facilitate teaching and learning.
The cost for this 4-week program is US$ 13,000. This fee includes tuition, housing, health insurance, course materials, computer facilities, software, and all social events, but does not include airfare and other meal costs. Sponsorship is normally provided by the participant’s employer or by other funding organizations. Candidates should approach their current employer or other funding organizations in advance in order to obtain financial support.
The program is open to persons holding a university degree in economics, finance, management, accounting, banking, engineering, or related disciplines. In addition, prior work experience is taken into consideration.
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