E1 enterprise operations

The E1 exam covers several functional areas of business and will introduce you to the economic, social and political context of international business.

You will learn about major developments in the field as well as important tools and techniques.

Study guides E1: syllabus guide (PDF 77KB)
E1: area A – self study guide (PDF 142KB)
E1: area B – self study guide (PDF 142KB)
E1: area C – self study guide (PDF 135KB)
E1: area D – self study guide  (PDF 134KB)
E1: area E – self study guide  (PDF 143KB)
Examiner's question time: E1 (PDF 78KB)
Exam papers and model answers November 2014 exam paper (PDF 139KB) and answers (PDF 108KB)
September 2014 exam paper
(PDF 61.6KB) and answers (98.6KB)
May 2014 exam paper
 (PDF 55KB) and answers (PDF 112KB)
March 2014 exam paper (PDF 62KB) and answers (PDF 101KB)
November 2013 exam paper (56 KB) and answers (PDF 102KB)
September 2013 exam paper (PDF 61KB) and answers (PDF 123KB)
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Post exam guides November 2014 post exam guide(PDF 74KB)
September 2014 post exam guide (PDF 76KB)
May 2014 post exam guide (PDF 72KB)
March 2014 post exam guide (PDF 76KB)

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Useful articles *NEW* Social marketing (FM, November 2014, PDF KB)
The philosophy behind lean production (FM, October 2014, PDF 110KB)

Memorising theories (FM, July/August 2012)
Experiential marketing  and model answer (Velocity, Nov and Dec 2011)
Corporate social responsibility (FM, Jan/Feb 2011) and Q&A (Velocity, Feb 2011)
Examiner's guide to passing E1 (Velocity, April 2010)

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Reading lists Core reading
CIMA E1 study text - CIMA publishing

Additional reading

Mullins, L, 'Management and organisational behaviour', FT/Prentice Hall.
Boddy D and Paton R, 'Management. An introduction', London.
UK Bribery Act: seminar, survey and guidance
Exam questions by learning outcome Learning outcomes examined at all past 2010 syllabus exam sittings (PDF 301KB)
Article looking at the importance of verbs in learning outcomes and exam questions (PDF 56KB)