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BRIMM 102: Corporate Finance for Processors and Geologists (Fall 2024)

Oct 8, 2024 - Oct 24, 2024

$1,475 Enroll

Full course description

Welcome to BRIMM 102: Corporate Finance for Mineral Processors and Geologists

BRIMM102 is all about the variables that go into mining finance. We are going to talk about modeling; we are going to talk about commodity prices and risk. Cost of capital will get covered, and how we compete for money, lag time, cycle time, and the core issues with building a balance sheet. Finally, we are going to talk about the difference between accounting and actual profits.

⏳Three weeks/6 live sessions (90 min) | ⌚5:00am and 4:00pm (PDT) | 📖 Live sessions, online materials | 🧑‍🏫Benjamin Cox, Ben Murphy

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Define and discuss IRR, NPV, discounted cash flow
  • Depletion vs. depreciation and amortization, and why mining is unique
  • Define and discuss real options
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices for building a simple financial argument
  • Compare and contrast common concepts in mining finance with those in other industries
  • Demonstrate understanding of the flotation recovery model, working on inputs and outputs
  • Apply concepts to specific scenarios/case studies


All sessions take place at 5:00 am - 6:30 am and 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (PDT)

  • Session 1: Introduction to Financial Mining Economics
  • Session 2: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cashflow Statement
  • Session 3: The Micro Scale – Project Finance
  • Session 4: Cost of Capital and Payback
  • Session 5: Why do we Model?
  • Session 6: Exploration Economics Modelling



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⚠️ UBC BRIMM may cancel or reschedule a course at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of programs and courses are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

⏳ All courses (credentials) in this program include live sessions, online resources, readings, activities, and assessments. 

📌 Learning is done 100% remotely.

🪙 Price subject to change. Please check the price at the time of purchase.