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Biz Buzz

Record a video presentation on financial analysis using Power BI data visualization tools.

Students will win cash prizes as follows:

1st Prize: AED 400

2nd Prize: AED 300

3rd Prize: AED 200

Important dates:

Date

Event

13 July

#Accounting Mondays - Online training session on Power BI-A student led initiative

15 July

Deadline for registration for the competition

23 July

Submission of the video file

27 July

#Accounting Mondays - Real time voting, faculty feedback and declaration of winners


Task
: You are a team of financial analysts appointed by an investor to advise which ONE of the following two companies listed on NASDAQ is better to invest.

  • Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL)

You are required to do financial data analysis, present them on Power BI dashboards and communicate your investment decision in a 2-minute video recording.

The students may form teams consisting of minimum 3 and maximum 4 members; however, we recommend participants to avoid gathering together with respect to the social distancing rules and rather use online meeting platforms.

Procedure:

  1. Register for the competition via the link available on the university website.  https://mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/events/biz-buzz
  2. Download data only from Morningstar.com. Data from any other site is not acceptable.
  3. You are not required to re-compute any ratios or Valuations as these are already provided by the respective databases. You may use ratios or absolute values or any other data as long as it can be captured on your dashboard.
  4. For Morning Star: The numbers can be seen on the website under the main tabs, such as financials, valuation, operating performance, etc. Click the tab: “Financials” and this will open three additional tabs- Income statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flows. Further, you can explore “Operating Performance” to get the computed ratios.
  5. The type of data that must be used by all the participants are as follows: 

  6. Statement Type

    Data Type

    Period

    Annual

    As reported

    2017 – 2019 (3 year data)


  7. The Data Visualization Dashboard must be made using Power BI.  The 2-minute recorded video presentation can be done using zoom/any other video editing software. Team members may choose whether to switch on their camera or not. The presentation can be by one or all the members of the team. The screen should display the dash boards.
  8. Submission comprises of two files: (1) video recording (2). Dashboards on .pbix format. Link will be sent to the registered participants.
  9. Any form of cheating or unethical code of conduct will lead to disqualification of the team from the competition.

Judging Criteria

50%

Level of Creativity

Explore Power BI and come up with creative dashboards

30%

User Friendliness

Visualize and comprehend the dashboard with ease, aesthetic appeal and clarity

20%

Financial Analysis

Investment decision must be clear and justified

Our judges would be you!

Students and faculty will cast their votes in judging dashboards. The voting weightage will be : faculty 60% and students 40%. In the event of large number of submissions, the faculty and volunteers will shortlist the submissions and the above process will be carried on.

Still confused?

You may email Ms. Rashita Puthiya (R.Puthiya@mdx.ac.ae) or contact student volunteer, Priyanka Awatramani (Year 3) for general queries.

Registration Form

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