What happens on a CIMA Case Study course?

The final exams at CIMA Operational, Management and Strategic levels are Case Study exams.

Here we look at the purpose of CIMA Case Study Exams, what’s included in a FI Case Study Course, and how to get the most from the course to excel in your exam.

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What happens on a CIMA Case Study course?

The final exams at CIMA Operational, Management and Strategic levels are Case Study exams.

Here we look at the purpose of CIMA Case Study Exams, what’s included in a FI Case Study Course, and how to get the most from the course to excel in your exam.

What is CIMA Case Study?

Essentially, the purpose of the CIMA Case Study exam is to synopsise the key knowledge from each of the Objective Test papers in your level and apply this to a real-life business scenario. This scenario is published by CIMA at the start of every exam sitting and is changed every two sittings. This is what your real exam questions will be about.

 

How does an FI CIMA Case Study course work?

FI CIMA Case study courses are designed to fully prepare you for the exact scenario that you will write your exam paper on. Several aspects of the Case Study course are built around the pre-seen scenario that will form the basis of the exam.  The course is broken down into two elements:

 

1. A two-day guided tuition phase:

Firstly, your tutor will recap the most important aspects of the Object Test papers that came before your case study module. The knowledge from these papers is key to answering Case Study exam questions. Then, the tutor will scrutinise the pre-seen scenario with the class so there are no surprises on exam day. In the last part of the tuition phase, the tutor will cover all you need to know about exam technique and they way to approach the exam questions.

Students that opt for an FI Online CIMA Case Study course will have access to pre-recorded lectures that cover these areas in full, that can be watched on-demand.

 

2. A three-day mock debriefing and feedback phase:

Three mock exams with personalised feedback from an expert marker, are included with every CIMA Case study course. In addition, there are two extra mock exams with answers provided for extra question practice.

The three main mock exams are tailored to the pre-seen scenario that the real exam question will be on. They are designed to be as similar as possible to what you might expect to see in the real exam. On each day of the feedback phase, students will complete a mock exam under timed conditions. Afterwards, students will receive personalised feedback from expert markers. The tutor will then fully debrief the mock exam questions with tips on the best way to answer the questions and what the examiner would expect to see. This is then the perfect time for students to ask any questions and discuss their answers with the tutor.

Students that opt for an FI Online course are invited to attend the last 3 days of the FI Online Live Course, to benefit from a chance to speak to a tutor before the exam. This also allows students the chance to hear each other’s questions and ideas on how to approach questions.

 

How can I excel at Case Study?

Choosing the right study method and the right provider for you is key to your success at CIMA Case Study. Setting goals, learning course content closely and honing exam technique are some of the key skills FI’s most highly achieving student say were key to their success.

FI have taught several CIMA Global Prizewinners, who share their tips for success below:

How to become a CIMA Prizewinner  – Daniel’s story

How to become a CIMAPrizewinner Prizewinner – Eleanor’s story

CIMA High Achiever Award – Tom’s story

In addition, find out exactly how to pick up the marks you need in the exam in our blog: CIMA Case Study – What’s the examiner looking for?

 

How much is a Case Study course and how do I book?

FI CIMA Case Study courses start from £750 and can be booked online here. You can also book over the phone or by filling in a booking form and returning it preferred study centre via email. Your online or local study centre course dates and prices can be found below:

FI Study Centres

FI Online Centre

In addition, more information on the CIMA Case study can be found on the CIMA website.

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