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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Alexis Montecinos at Adolfo Ibanez University.


This comprehensive course on "Capital Budgeting and Investment Appraisal" provides a deep dive into the strategic financial decision-making processes essential for businesses. Covering a range of fundamental and advanced concepts, participants will gain a solid understanding of capital budgeting principles, including the importance of investment decisions and the time value of money. The course explores various evaluation techniques, such as payback period, accounting rate of return, and the widely used net present value (NPV). Moving into advanced methods, participants will delve into internal rate of return (IRR), modified internal rate of return (MIRR), profitability index, and real options. Practical aspects like sensitivity analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and risk management in investment appraisal are also covered. The strategic considerations in the final segment include examining capital budgeting in mergers and acquisitions, international investments, sustainable practices, and aligning investment decisions with corporate strategy. The course wraps up with insights into industry-specific challenges, ethical considerations, and future trends in investment appraisal, providing participants with a holistic and forward-looking perspective on capital budgeting.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Capital Budgeting and Investment Appraisal, by Alexis Montecinos

  • I am an Assistant Professor Of Finance at Suffolk University in Boston, USA (Tenure Track), and an adjunct Professor of Finance at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. I am also the Director of the Master in Business Analytics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. My areas of expertise are Data Analytics, Financial Economics, Banking, Real Estate, Empirical Asset Pricing, and Industrial Organization. I have worked on several projects related to business analytics, macro-prudential regulation, antitrust, and several projects on modeling and predicting different variables using Machine Learning methods. I have led these projects in different industries in several countries of the world.

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