The May CIMA case studies represent somewhat of a milestone as the pre-seen materials released will cover TWO exam periods — both May and August case studies will use the same pre seen materials. This is my understanding after speaking with a few tuition providers as well as indicated on the CIMA Exam Timetables pictured below. You can see that the August has NO pre-seen materials release date, this is due to the August case study exams using the same pre-seen materials from the May exam. These are only my assumptions and thoughts, but this gives students who are planning to take a case study in August some flexibility as to when they want to start their exam preparations as the pre-seen material for their exam will be available in March.
Management level Case study Exam (MCS) Resources
Key dates for CIMA May exam - Timetable - CIMA Mock Exams
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CIMA Professional Management
The November MCS case study is based around a sportswear company called GSC, it specially designs, markets and sells high performance sportswear in a country with a highly developed economy. I wrote about this E2 model some time ago on the blog, you can read more about it here. This makes the increased revenue growth year-on-year that GSC has shown since very impressive and paints a picture of a well run and ambitious company. GSC positions itself as a differentiated, high-quality and high-performance sportswear provider and, therefore, considers primarily the activities of other organisations that position themselves similarly, when performing competitor analysis, rather than focusing on the activities of the low-price, fashion-orientated retailers….. Nevertheless, this is not necessarily a bad thing, as the constant threat of competition can encourage innovation and will act as catalyst to keep pushing GSC and the other market leaders forward.
Pre-seen material and most popular resources for the Professional level Case Study exams. Access the CIMA exam blueprints here. The case study examination is a simulated business role play. Therefore, understanding your persona and role in the case study exam can really help you produce a good answer at the right level for your audience. For each level of the case study exam we have developed performance descriptors to help you understand your case study exam results feedback.