Investment Opportunity Schedule

Aninvestment opportunity schedule (IOS) is a chart or graph that relates the internal rate of return on individual projects to cumulative capital spending. To set up an investment opportunity schedule, the analyst first computes each projectís internal rate of return (or modified internal rate of return). If mutually exclusive projects are part of the analysis, only the highest ranked projects go on to the next step. After computing the individual modified internal rules of return (MIRR), the projects are ranked from highest to lowest by MIRR, keeping a tally of cumulative project spending.