Short Courses and Conferences

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

Multiple Sessions are Offered

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Course Description

This intensive 3- or 5-day course has been presented over 950 times to more than 21,000 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.

Upon Completion...

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.

Session Schedule

Multiple sessions of the 3-day course and the 5-day course are being offered. Learn more...

Course Topics

A listing of the topics covered during both the 3-day and the 5-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...

Meet John Stermole, the developer of the "Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods" professional development course, as he presents the scope, history, and applicability of the course. Just click or tap the image at the left to view.

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Course Requirements

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 more information about the course content, please contact:

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


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

Phone: 303.279.5563
Fax: 303.277.8683

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