The 12-week competition sets the candidates through a gruelling series of tasks and the first prize is the job of Sir Alan Sugar's apprentice, with a six figure salary.
Want tips to help pass your CIMA exams? Having failed and subsequently passed the T4 exam, I’d like to share my top ten tips to passing the exam, so that you can avoid the mistakes I made and benefit from what worked for me.
1. Summarise the preseen
As part of your revision, summarise the key facts of the pre seen on one page and learn them.I would suggest this includes the important numbers in the financials as well as the key factors surrounding the firm’s strategy.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, there's very exciting news this month as we launch our 2015 Professional Qualification and Assessment. Our aim is to provide you with the best skills and knowledge needed to create and execute successful strategies, ensuring you can be a future business leader.
It’s not every day that I get to go to lunch at Downing Street, a place where, as I’ve mentioned before, management accountants are generally pretty low on the ground.
There's no dilemma about ethics because, as highlighted in a previous blog and an article in April 2013 Velocity, failure to understand and/or address the ethical issues which are integral in all T4 cases is a "very dangerous strategy" which will lose you marks in the exam (T4 case writer feedback).
Want to know how CIMA is involved in the Business of government? In Velocity this month, we talk to Emily Hamblin ACMA, CGMA, the Senior Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, about her exciting career.
Emily first made a name for herself when she was a student. In her successful T4 part B exam in August 2012, she gained the highest mark globally and won an award, so her study and exam tips are well worth looking at!
We've been doing a spot of early spring cleaning here at CIMA - the members section of the site is looking shiny, new, and a lot tidier than it used to be. I only wish I could say the same about my house! :)
We set up a focus group of CIMA members to develop the new content, which includes sections on:
How are you feeling with four weeks to go until the November exams? Are you in need of advice and support? Well, luckily for you, October’s edition of our student e-magazine, Velocity, is packed full of tips and support to help give you the best possible chance of exam success.
Want to ask for help on that that difficult question from a high-quality tutor? Now you can, by attending our online ‘ask a tutor’ sessions.
Over the last few months I’ve been doing some work on how management accountants interact with clinical staff in hospital settings. One of the main themes emerging is the communication barrier arising from the fact that the medical and financial professions speak different languages.
We are proud to announce a new president!
With the May exams now over, it's time an ideal time to catch up with getting your practical experience up to date. June’s edition of our student e-magazine, Velocity, is packed full of tips and support to ensure just that.
While you definitely deserve a break from studying, the gap between sitting the exams and getting your results can be a very productive time if you use it to bring your practical experience records up to date, and we’ve got some great advice on how to just that.
Here in the UK, we love to moan about lots of things; the weather, football, the cost of living, the government.... Unfortunately we don't get much opportunity to influence the weather, or indeed the football.
Government, however, is another matter!
Hi all P2 students.
Have any of you seen the love letters written by the examiner to you the students. An alternative name are post exam guides. Examiners want to see you pass. By ignoring your love letter how else can the examiner help you. Well he/she tells you that;
With the May exams looming, are you clear on how to apply an ethical framework to the questions posed? Ethical issues are threaded throughout all stages of CIMA exams (below) and you will need to be able to show you would analyse the situation appropriately and respond.
Being guided through the CIMA code of ethics is key and there are a number of resources available to help you think through how to do the right thing.
Hi all, if you missed the strategic level ask a tutor session or want to catch up with the advice given, re-read it below!
Hi all, if you missed the T4 level ask a tutor session or want to catch up with the advice given, re-read it below!
Hi all, if you missed the operational level ask a tutor session or want to catch up with the advice given, re-read it below!