Excerpt from course description

Decision Making & Value Optimization


This course is part of the Executive Master of Management in Energy in cooperation with BI Norwegian Business School and IFP School.

Todays competitive environment and disruptive nature in the energy industry places great demands on a company’s ability to understand the commercialization process. The relationship between organizational conduct, optimal decision-making and value generation is critical for many companies.

Course content

  • The decision context and decision biases
  • Value generation model
  • The connection between strategy, competitive advantage, quality and financial goals.
  • Profit versus net present value
  • Cash flow analysis
  • How to handle tax in specific decisions
  • The value of real options
  • Risk analysis for diversified and non-diversified investors/owners.


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