F&ES 684a / 2019-2020

Forest Finance (Semester-1 August 28-October 9)

Credits: 1.5
Fall 2019: M,W, 4:30-5:50, Marsh Rotunda

Understanding the tools used in financial analysis is an important component of successful forestland investment and forest management decisionmaking. This course will provide students with a basic suite of financial tools used in the acquisition and management of forestland/timber. It will include an overview of traditional financial analysis metrics used in land acquisition, timber management, and risk management and emerging trends in forestland investing. Concepts will be reinforced through spreadsheet-based exercises, case studies and guest speakers. Each week, one class session will be devoted to concepts and the second session will be devoted to applying these concepts by analyzing a real-world deal, case-study or investment strategy often presented by a guest speaker who is a
professional in the field. 

Students must take both F&ES 680 & 684 to count toward any Specialization elective or MF Economics Bin.