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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.
The May 2014 exam entry deadline is getting closer (5pm GMT on 13 March).
If you still haven't decided whether or not to register for the May exams have a look at our 5 good reasons and then go for it!
To all of our dedicated 'extra' exam students
A quick message to say good luck in your 'extra' exams which start next week (Monday 24 - 28 February). We are thinking of you!
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.
We are delighted to share with you our updated syllabus and assessment method!
Following comprehensive global research and consultation we've updated our syllabus and assessment method to reflect the working environment of business professionals.
- Syllabus update to reflect the skills set required by employers
- New assessment process
- All exams will be computerised
- More frequent exam sittings
- Your exam credits (completed exams) still stand
Here’s a great resource for all students sitting T4B in February or May this year. Adrian Sims, a successful freelance tutor with years of experience helping students pass the case study, has written a detailed analysis of the pre-seen material to help you prepare for the exam. The case this time is based upon YJ, a British Oil and Gas Exploration company. The exam will require you to bring all the knowledge, skills and management accounting techniques developed through your previous studies to the case.
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!
The day T4B students have been waiting for is fast approaching ...the results from the November 13 T4B PC exam are due out on Thursday 12 December. Hopefully this will be the day you read the great news that you have become "exams complete".
You may have had a few sleepless nights during the course of your CIMA studies but we don't want you to have one now over these results (!) so, please note:
I would like to wish all of you taking exams this week, the very best of luck.
You have worked hard for these exams so try to stay calm and give them your best shot.
Remember - you have got to climb the mountain if you want to see the view. And ... the view is well worth it when you are an ACMA!.
The final weekend before the Nov 2013 examination means that you are very near the finishing line. For those of you who have been working hard since exam registration opened in August, this is the end of the tunnel.
You may have noticed that we have not been publishing as many exam count down blogs as we used to do in the past. One reason is that we feel we have pretty much said all we have to say and your future is now in your own hands. You alone is going to decide the outcome of this examination.
As Exam day approaches, you will probably be beginning to feel a bit nervous. That's only natural and it can actually be quite helpful as it releases adrenalin which can give us a boost. However, if your exam days get ruined by nerves and you worry it may affect your performance, here's some things you can do to help.
With just over a week left in your exam it is time to perfect your exam techniques
Countdown has begun to the next CIMA examination diet. How prepared are you in regard to the Code of Ethics and applying ethical thinking? Being familar with the Code and how you apply it is an integral part of both studying and practicing as a management accountant. Through the syllabus questions will arise on how you apply your understanding of the Code as well as your understanding of financial regulations and the law.
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.
Sitting T4b this November? Congratulations! You're now just one paper away from being "exams complete".
And...the good news is that there is no set syllabus for T4, it is simply a great opportunity to apply all that you have learned before, especially most recently at Strategic level, to a ficticious business facing real world issues. Of course, it's still a very challenging and time presssured exam but with plenty of preparation and lots of practice on past cases, you will pass.
Here they are...the dates you have all been waiting for. The live Ask a Tutor sessions for the November 2013 examinations will be held via Facebook on:
Tuesday 29 October for Operational Level;
You may have heard it said that "you never get something for nothing" and whilst this is a rather negative view of life, sadly, it does tend to be true!
However, for those of you studying for the November CIMA exams, Kaplan are about to prove the opposite - by offering FREE CIMA Masterclasses across a range of topics and papers plus some general exam advice sessions, too. What more could you ask with less than 7 weeks to go???!!