E2 enterprise management

The emphasis of the E2 enterprise management exam is on a holistic, integrated view of management across organisation.

It builds on important concepts in strategic management and develops tools and techniques for identifying the key types of competitive environment.

Study guides E2: a guide for students (PDF 186KB)
E2: syllabus detail (PDF 73KB)
E2: area A - self study guide (PDF152KB)
E2: area B - self study guide (PDF 152KB)
E2: area C - self study guide (PDF 138KB)
Examiner's Question Time: E2 (PDF 78KB)
Exam papers and model answers November 2014 exam paper (PDF 138KB) and answers (80KB)
September 2014 exam paper
(PDF 53.2KB) and answers (PDF 85.9KB)
May 2014 exam  paper
(PDF 54KB) and answers (PDF 93KB)
March 2014 question paper (PDF 60KB) answers (PDF 74KB)
November 2013 question paper (PDF 71KB) and answers (PDF 94KB)

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Post exam guides September 2014 post exam guide (PDF 71KB)
May 2014 post exam guide (PDF 73KB)
March 2014 post exam guide (PDF 70KB)
November 2013 post exam guide (PDF 69KB)

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Useful articles NEW* Article 2 - applying project management theories (FM October 2014, PDF 93KB)
Article 1 - applying project management theories (FM September 2014; PDF 224KB)
Tackling complex E2 project scenarios  (FM, September 2012) (PDF 1MB)

Strategic planning or the emergent resource based view (FM, May 2011; PDF 189KB)
Critical path analysis (FM, March 2011) (PDF 89KB)

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Reading lists Core reading
CIMA E2 Study Text - CIMA publishing

Additional reading
Fact or fiction? The independent business partner
Exam questions by learning outcome Learning outcomes examined at all past 2010 syllabus exam sittings (PDF 226KB)
Article looking at the importance of verbs in learning outcomes and exam questions (PDF 56KB)
Audiocast A walkthrough answer for an E2 question