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  1. DANA: In the Footsteps of Khadijah al-Kubra. Women B … DF1-185-I

    This case focuses on how Islamic banking, and especially women’s banking, has been evolving in recent years in Saudi Arabia and the UAE with banks created based on their religious and ethical principles. It explains the history of Islamic banking as well as how the banks function in order to be Shari’ah compliant. The case provides cultural insight into how the world of finance works in these countries where there are banks run by women with female customers in a family-like atmosphere. One of these is a branch for women created by ADIB called Dana. Through product innovation, it was created with specific products and services for women based on research and has been very successful. The case emphasizes how women are inspired by these banks for women and are able to be successful and fulfill their professional goals. It explains how women are in charge of their own money and how they have financial and decision-making power in their households as well as in the business world and goes into detail about how women are investors, financial managers, credit receivers and customers in these countries.  Financial service providers in the West can draw useful lessons on how to adapt financial products to serve the needs of women.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  2. EL COSTE DE CAPITAL DF2-141

    This material focuses on determining the rate of return that will satisfy shareholders’ expectations and how to achieve it. It explains how to find the discount rate that represents the cost of the resources that will finance future investments and how to figure out the cost, or the WACC, by weighting the cost of debt and equity as a function of their relative importance in the company’s capital structure. In addition, it covers how to calculate the cost of debt based on the Gordon-Shapiro share pricing model and based on Sharpe’s asset valuation model using real-life examples and historical data. The case stresses that the manager must know how to add value to the investment; shareholders are entrusting the manager with their investment and expecting a higher rate of return than they could get without him. It wraps up by including an FAQ on WACC.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  3. Invertir con talento DF2-123-M

    This interactive tutorial demonstrates the concept of time value of money and how it is applied in the evaluation of investment opportunities. Two basic tools that rely on this concept the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) are described and compared to each other and to some more intuitive alternative methods.

    These numerical techniques are explained in an easily-understood visual manner through a series of interactive graphs and animations. Questions and numerical exercises throughout allow students to apply these concepts and reinforce the learning objectives.

    This interactive tool has been designed to complement the paper based tutorial also included which provides a more in depth discussion of the concepts and their application.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  4. Dividendos DF2-164

    Dividends are the money that is paid to shareholders of a company out of its profits. Dividends can be paid in cash, shares or in kind.

    Nowadays, the shareholders understand that the profits that are not distributed in dividends are reinvested in the company for a profitability that is greater than they would obtain in fixed rent. However, it is important to remember that dividends are also signaling markets and some companies, even if just for looking good, pay dividends on a regular basis.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  5. Planificación financiera Micro-Service DF1-149

    This case offers the opportunity to analyze the financial viability of a company after breaking down the free cash flows, equit cash flows and cash flows of the forecasts of the upcoming years. This analysis is based on the forecasts of the balance sheet and the income statement.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  6. Rating DF2-219

    This case explains what rating is, which purposes it serves and who may find it useful. A very concise technical note, it is key for any student to have a clear idea of this concept which is so highly utilized in the world of finances.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  7. R and the organization of the XXI century RH1-139-I-M

    The multimedia case R and the Organization of the XXI Century tells the story of the Galician telecom company R from its beginnings until the year 2009. It is focused on the HR management model which is based on management by happiness.

    Students are able to complete different tests about personal and work satisfaction and get firsthand insight into coaching and the selection process from a happiness perspective. It is possible to relate R's HR management model with their own work life.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources
  8. Investing with Talent DF2-123-I-M

    This interactive tutorial demonstrates the concept of time value of money and how it is applied in the evaluation of investment opportunities. Two basic tools that rely on this concept the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) are described and compared to each other and to some more intuitive alternative methods.

    These numerical techniques are explained in an easily-understood visual manner through a series of interactive graphs and animations. Questions and numerical exercises throughout allow students to apply these concepts and reinforce the learning objectives.

    This interactive tool has been designed to complement the paper based tutorial also included which provides a more in depth discussion of the concepts and their application.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  9. Valoración económica de los activos intangibles DF2-163

    This technical note covers the valuation of intangible assets through the theory and methods to do such valuation.

    Some of the assets, like artwork, are relatively easy to valuate, others however, actually most of the intangible assets of a company, require special treatment. Even though a value will be assigned, this value will always be an approximation.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
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