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In today’s economic climate, more than ever, we must ensure that any significant investments in our businesses that we undertake produce returns that protect our cash, satisfy investors' or shareholders' expectations and justify the risks taken.

This module looks at what constitutes a good business case, how we may effectively model it, and consider the quantification of risk.

On completion of this online course, you will gain an understanding of:

  • what constitutes a good business case format - what need does it fulfil, how will we achieve it and why should we do it?
  • how to model a business case using discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques, IRR and ROI effectively and the cash impact it has - breakeven and payback periods
  • how to recognise the negative and positive impacts on investors and share value a business case can have
  • how to evaluate upfront and ongoing tangible and intangible costs and benefits
  • the impact and evaluation of risk within a business case

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs

BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting professionals.

Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party supplier.


12 months' access 45 GBP (exc. VAT)


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 1.5 hours