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COURSE ASSESSMENT 2
ONLY TO BE SUBMITTED BY STUDENTS UNABLE TO
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In Chapter 14 in Merna & Al-Thani (2008), Corporate Risk Management (2nd Edition), Wiley,
a Case Study – Risks in Projects in the Pharmaceutical Industry are discussed. On page 324
Figure 14.2 illustrates a typical cumulative cash flow over the patent life of 25 years of a
a) Chose a drug of your choice and perform a qualitative risk analysis identifying FIVE
major risks you perceive in the DDP and 5 major risks in the Sales phase. Illustrate
these risks in a risk register showing severity and how the risks can be mitigated.
(10% of total mark)
b) Using a cumulative cash flow diagram as illustrated on page 324 perform a
quantitative deterministic analysis based on the risks identified in part (a) of this
assignment. You should choose CAPEX, OPEX and Revenues to develop the
cumulative cash flow diagram and determine the NPV and IRR, payback period and
cash lock-up of the base case before assessing the risks for the optimistic and
pessimistic scenarios over the patent life of the drug. A sensitivity analysis illustrating
the risks should be performed against IRR.
(25% of total mark)