1. (20 points) Weighted Scoring Model. Let’s consider a situation in which a graduating senior has to decide if he wants to go to graduate school or take a job. The four major factors are employment opportunities, intellectual satisfaction, earning potential and growth potential. See below the table of the criteria, fill in the weights and scores for each alternative and make your reasonable recommendation.
Weight Grad School Job
Intellectual satisfaction
Employment opportunities
earning potential
growth potential


  1. (30 points) Financial Analysis. Perform a financial analysis for a project as specified in the following. Assume the projected costs and benefits for this project are spread over four years as follows: Estimated costs are $200,000 in year 0 and $30,000 each year in years 1, 2, and 3. Estimated benefits are $0 in year 0 and $100,000 each year in years 1, 2, and 3. Assume you have a discount rate of 9%. Create a spreadsheet (or use the financials template provided below) to calculate and clearly display the NPV, ROI, and year in which payback occurs. In addition, write a paragraph explaining whether you would recommend or not investing in this project, based on your financial analysis.

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