What is CIMA Case Study?
The purpose of the CIMA Case Study exam is to synopsise the key knowledge from each of the objective test modules (E, P and F modules) in your level and apply this to a real-life business scenario.
CIMA publish a pre-seen scenario document at the start of every exam sitting and update this every other sitting. The CIMA Case Study exam sittings are February, May, August and November each year. The CIMA Case Study exam questions will be based around the pre-seen document.
How do you pass CIMA Case Study?
There are 3 components to passing the CIMA Case Study exam:
1. Good knowledge of the objective test modules for the CIMA level you’re studying at.
2. Excellent knowledge of the pre-seen scenario, plus awareness of industry trends.
3. Solid exam technique.
Undoubtedly, choosing the right study method and the right training provider is key to your success at CIMA Case Study. Setting goals, learning the course content and honing exam technique are some of the key skills FI’s most highly achieving students say were key to their success.
How does an FI CIMA Case Study course work?
FI CIMA Case Study courses are designed to prepare you for the exact scenario about which you will answer your exam questions. Therefore, 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 objective test modules at that level. The knowledge from these modules is key to answering Case Study exam questions. Then, the tutor will analyse 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 the best way to approach exam questions.
Students that opt for an FI Online CIMA Case Study course will have access to online resources and video lectures for CIMA Case Study, plus all pre-recorded lectures, course notes and quizzes for each of the E, P and F modules for that level. Online, Online Live and classroom course students can use these on demand resources to solidify their knowledge of every syllabus at that level, in preparation for the CIMA Case Study exam.
2. A three-day mock debriefing and feedback phase:
Every CIMA Case Study course includes three mock exams with personalised feedback from an expert marker. In addition, there are two extra mock exams with answers provided for self-marked question practice.
FI tailors the marked mock exams to the pre-seen scenario which the real exam exam is based on for that sitting. These mock exams are specifically designed to be very similar to what you might expect in the real exam.
On each day of the feedback phase, students will complete a mock exam under timed conditions. Afterwards, students receive personalised feedback from expert markers. The tutor will then fully debrief the mock exam questions and provide tips on the best way to answer the questions. Additionally, the tutor will give insights into 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.
If you study via FI Online, you 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 gives students the chance to hear each other’s questions and ideas on how to approach exam questions.
Prizewinning CIMA Case Study Students
First Intuition has 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 – Eleanor’s story
CIMA High Achiever Award – Tom’s story
Find out exactly how to pick up the marks you need in the exam by reading 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 you can book online here. If you require an invoice, please complete a booking form and return it to your preferred study centre via email. Find your online or local study centre course dates by clicking the links below:
Find more information about the CIMA Case Study exam on the CIMA website.