Course code RØP310

RØP310 Investment and Profitability Analyses in Energy and Forest Management

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Course responsible: Sjur Tore Baardsen
Teachers: Birger Solberg, Ole Hofstad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009H
Last time: 2015H
Course contents:

Revenues, cost, profitablity and returns

Investment analysis

Valuation of forest and firms

Effects of taxation in forestry vs firms

Risk and uncertainty

Ownership regimes

Learning outcome:


The students will learn to master both theory and methods for the analysis, and overall ranking, of different uses of capital and other inputs in energy projects and in other nature based economic activities like forestry and services provided in remote areas.


Through lectures and exercises the students will learn how to make investment analyses and capital management based on different information sources, and also to assess projects and companies within the energy and forest sectors. The students will be trained to master holistic approaches in different settings, for example when there are competing alternatives, under risk and uncertainty, and under different restrictions with reggard to land use.

General competence:

The students will acquire sufficient general competence to master holistic analyses of investment alternatives for different projects related to renewable energy and forestry, and also to conduct analyses of capital management on forest properties.

Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises.
Teaching support:
The course responsible is available for consultations during office hours.
BUS100, ECN170 or SKOG230, BSc.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written exam (3 hours). Exercises and compulsary assignments must be passed to pass course.a
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:
BUS220 5 stp
Type of course:
24 hours lectures, 24 hours exercises
Advance information is publicly available at
An external examiner will grade the exam.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått