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To B(uy) or not to B(uy)

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START DATE 21 February 2022

Middlesex University Dubai

END DATE 22 February 2022

Submission: 21st February 

Grand Finale: Week 22 (Date TBC)

Team: The competition is open exclusively to Year 2 students of BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance. A team comprises of four students.  Please register using the link:

Competition Prizes:

Winners – AED 1500

First runner up – AED 750

Second runner up-AED 250

The task:  

Prelims: You are a team of financial analysts. Choose a company (from a given list of 25 companies) listed on the Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Tadawul Stock exchange. Based on the detailed analysis of the latest available annual Cash Flows Statement (for the year ended 31st December 2020 or 31st March 2021), state whether an investment in the company is recommended or not. 

You may refer to all published information available in the annual report, investor presentations, company website, and any other resources available on the internet.  

Finals – Three teams qualify for the final round.

In addition to the above tasks, conduct a risk assessment of the company in the current COVID scenario. Include non-financial considerations in your analysis. You need not redo the financial analysis to incorporate 2021 financial updates.


Prelims: Ten minutes recorded Kaltura video presentation to be submitted via the dropbox available on the AFA unihub module page. All members of a group should speak, switch on their camera and be visible in the presentation.

Finals: Ten minutes live presentation followed by ten minutes Q&A session. The presentation will be either in campus or via MS Teams/zoom platform. All the group members should speak, and the camera must be switched on during the presentation (in case the event is online).

Criteria for selection:

Prelims: Depth of the analysis – 60%, Investment decision –10%, Slide pack – 20%, Presentation skills – 10%.

Finals: Depth of the analysis- 30%, Investment decision – 10%, Slide pack – 20%, Presentation skills – 20%, Q&A- 20%

If you any further queries, contact Ms. Rashita Puthiya (

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