Course detail

Economy of Investment

FAST-BVA008Acad. year: 2023/2024

Investment and national economy. Investment area (return, risk and liquidity). Time value of money. Feasibility study. Evaluation of economic efficiency and financial feasibility of structural investment projects. Procedures and methods for future development simulation of project. Economic efficiency ratios. Risk and uncertainty.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Structural Economics and Management (EKR)

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of financial and taxation issues and orientation in construction cost estimates.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Goal of this subject are knowledge and skills regarding to describe and analysis variables as inputs into calculation of economic efficiency. Creation of models for calculation of economic and financial feasibility of investment projects.
Creation of models for calculation of economic and financial feasibility of investment projects. Feasibility study.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KORYTÁROVÁ, Jana. Ekonomika investic (el. stud. opora FAST VUT), 2020 (CS)
FOTR, Jiří a Ivan SOUČEK. Investiční rozhodování a řízení projektů, Praha: Grada Publishing, a.s., 2011 (CS)

BAUM, Andrew. Real Estate Investment. A Strategic Approarch. Routledge, New York, 2022. ISBN 9780367690694.


FURFINE, Craig. Practical Finance for Property Investment. Routledge, New York, 2020. ISBN 9780367333041.


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization E , 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Investment and economy growth, sorts of investment possibilities. 2. Theoretical appraisal for evaluation of economic efficiency of investment, time value of money.

3. Technical and economic study of the investment project – Feasibility study.

4. Specification of revenues and costs in various stages of the life cycle of the project.

5. Financing of construction investment projects, resources and costs.

6.–7. Creation of data for economic evaluation of investment projects, determining cash flows, methods for determining the discount rate.

8.–9. Economic analysis of investment projects – calculations of NPV, IRR, LCC and their interpretation.

10. Analysis of sources and causes of uncertainty, inflation.

11. Profitability analysis, break even point.

12.–13. Sensitivity analysis, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basic ratios for evaluation of the economic efficiency of investment.

2. Returns and inflation, the internal rate of return calculation, calculation example of bonds.

3. Calculation of the real net present value.

4. Calculation of life cycle costs.

5. Analysis of uncertainties – profitability analysis.

6. Analysis of uncertainties – sensitivity and probability analysis.

7. Assignment of project – production of wooden windows.

8. Continuation of project – resources of business plan financing.

9. Continuation of project – profit and loss statement, cash flow statement.

10. Optimization of financial resources - credit, leasing, bonds.

11. Continuation of optimization of financial resources.

12. Credit test.

13. Credit.