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CIMA Workshops

Face-to-face MCS and SCS workshops to help you in preparing for the exams

We are providing online Management Case Study (MCS) and Strategic Case Study (SCS) workshops to help you in preparing for the exam.

CIMA Operational Case Study (OCS) Online Workshop

Introduction 

The Operational Case Study (OCS) exam is essentially a virtual business role play, reflecting real life business scenarios comprising a series of time bound tasks set for students to complete based on pre-seen material, constructed with one or more fictionalised organisations based on a real business or industry.

The focus of Operational level is on the short term and integration between different disciplines expected of a management accountant working in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment.  Your role as a candidate taking OCS will be a finance officer and students need to understand their role within the case study exam to produce a good answer, demonstrating knowledge and applying skills from across the syllabus.

During the examination, you will need to demonstrate: Technical skills, Business skills, People skills, Leadership skills and Digital skills which form the CGMA Competency Framework that is underpinned by Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism.  The Case Study examination is used to test a variety of skills including research and analysis, how to present information, persuasion and communication skills.

Objectives  

  • Provides an overview on the structure of Case Study examination
  • Identifying learning gaps and recommendations to close learning gaps
  • How to analyse pre-seen and answer exam questions
  • Time management and answer planning
  • How to produce a good answer, earning full potential mark

 Workshop Course Outline and Structure (Online - Live teaching via zoom)

Study Mode: Part-Time 

Duration: 2.5 days

Delivery Mode: Lectures and Case Studies

Teacher-Student Ratio: Approximately 1:10

Awarding Body: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA)

 

Day

Coverage

Day 1

1. Introduction to CIMA Operational Case Study Workshop

2. Expectations of the Operational Case Study examination.

3. Analyse the pre-seen materials and relate it with:

  • Managing Finance in a Digital World (E1)

  • Financial Reporting (F1)

  • Management Accounting (P1)

4. Identify and evaluate the key issues of the pre-seen materials

5. Presentation for the findings

6. Practice Operational Case Study Mock(s) with discussion

Day 2

1. Identify and evaluate unseen issues

2. Identify the top Key issues

3. Practice Operational Case Study Mock(s)

4. How to approach the questions or sections?

5. “Do’s and Don’ts” during examination

4. Demonstrate the integration of the five skills in OCS

Day 3

3-hour Mock Examination

Schedules

April 2021 (for May 2021 and August 2021 exam windows)

To be Announced 

Registration

Email your interest to Singapore@aicpa-cima.com

CIMA Management/Gateway Case Study (MCS) Online Workshop

Introduction

The Management/Gateway Case Study exam is essentially a virtual business role play, reflecting real-life business scenarios comprising a series of time bound tasks set for students to complete based on pre-seen material, constructed with one or more fictionalised organisations based on a real business or industry.

The focus of Management level is on the medium term and monitoring and implementation of strategy. Your role will be equivalent to a Finance Manager and students need to understand their role within the case study exam to produce a good answer, demonstrating knowledge and applying skills from across the syllabus.

During the exam you will need to demonstrate: Technical skills, Business skills, People skills, Leadership skills and Digital Skills which form the CGMA Competency Framework that is underpinned by Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism. The Case Study exam is used to test a variety of skills including research and analysis, how to present information, persuasion and communication skills.

Objectives

  • Provides an overview on the structure of Management Case Study exam
  • Identifying learning gaps and recommendations to close learning gaps
  • How to analyse pre-seen and answer exam questions
  • Time management and answer planning
  • How to produce a good answer, earning full potential mark

Workshop Course Outline and Structure (Online - Live teaching via zoom)

Study Mode: Part-Time 

Duration: 5 days 

Delivery Mode: Lectures and Case Studies 

Teacher-Student Ratio: Approximately 1:15 

Awarding Body: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) 

 

Coverage

1. Introduction to CIMA Management Case Study Workshop

2. Expectations of the Management Case Study examination.

3. Analyse the pre-seen materials and relate it with:

  • Project and Relationship Management (E2)
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (F2)
  • Advanced Management Accounting (P2)

4. Identify and evaluate the key issues of the pre-seen materials

5. Practice Management Case Study Mock(s)

6. How to approach the questions or sections? 

7. Identify and evaluate unseen issues

8. Demonstrate the integration of the five skills in MCS 

9. Discussion and presentation  

10. “Do’s and Don’ts” during examination

11. Mock Examination 

12. Revision + Debrief 

13. Q&As

Schedule

April 2022 (for May 2022 and August 2022 exam windows)

Orientation

07 April 2022

7.00pm to 8.30pm

 Workshop Delivery

09 April 2022

9.00am to 1.30pm

16 April 2022

9.00am to 1.30pm

23 April 2022

9.00am to 1.30pm

07 May 2022

9.00am to 12.30pm

Registration

Email your interest to Singapore@aicpa-cima.com

CIMA Strategic Case Study (SCS) Online Workshop

Introduction

The Strategic Case Study exam is essentially a virtual business role play, reflecting real life business scenarios comprising a series of time bound tasks set for students to complete based on pre-seen material, constructed with one or more fictionalised organisations based on a real business or industry.

The focus of Strategic level is on the long-term and setting the strategy for the business. Your role will be equivalent to a Senior Finance Manager and students need to understand their role within the case study exam to produce a good answer, demonstrating knowledge and applying skills from across the syllabus.

During the exam you will need to demonstrate: Technical skills, Business skills, People skills, Leadership skills and Digital skills which form the CGMA Competency Framework that is underpinned by Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism. The Case Study exam is used to test a variety of skills including research and analysis, how to present information, persuasion and communication skills. The emphasis in the Strategic Case Study exam is the Enterprise pillar with performance and financial pillars coming together to form the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Objectives

  • Provides an overview on the structure of Strategic Case Study exam
  • Identifying learning gaps and recommendations to close learning gaps
  • How to analyse pre-seen and answer exam questions
  • Time management and answer planning
  • How to produce a good answer, earning full potential mark

Workshop Course Outline and Structure (Online - Live teaching via zoom)

Study Mode: Part-Time

Duration: 7 days

Delivery Mode: Lectures and Case Studies

Teacher-Student Ratio: Approximately 1:15

Awarding Body: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Topic

1. Introduction to CIMA Strategic Case Study Workshop

2. Pre-seen materials:

  • Strategic Case Materials
  • Scene Setting and Trigger
  • Examination Tools available

3. Strategic Case exam – recapping the knowledge of:

  • Strategic Management (E3)
  • Financial Strategy (F3)
  • Risk Management (P3)

4. Linking Case materials to the core activities:

  • Develop business strategy
  • Evaluate business ecosystem and business environment
  • Recommend financing strategies
  • Evaluate and mitigate risk
  • Recommend and maintain a sound control environment

5. Case solutions and presentation by students

6. Mock examination 

7. Revision + Debrief 

Schedule

October 2021 (for November 2021 and February 2022 exam windows)

Orientation

April 2022

7.00pm to 8.30pm

Workshop Delivery

16 April 2022

9.00am to 1.00pm

17 April 2022

9.00am to 1.00pm

23 April 2022

9.00am to 1.00pm

24 April 2022

9.00am to 1.00pm

30 April 2022

9.00am to 1.00pm

01 May 2022

9.00am to 12.00pm

14 May 2022

9.00am to 11.00am

Registration

Email your interest to Singapore@aicpa-cima.com

CIMA Singapore Pte Ltd
50 Raffles Place
Level 30, Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

T. +65 (0) 6824 8252
E. singapore@aicpa-cima.com

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