COURSE SCHEDULE: CASE STUDY 2019 Q4

CASE STUDY

The aim of this module is to ensure that students can provide advice in respect of complex business issues in the form of a written report.

The objective of the Case Study is to assess students’ understanding of complex business issues and the ability to analyse financial and non-financial data, exercise professional and ethical judgement, and develop conclusions and recommendations.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

This module will be assessed by a 4-hour, computer-based exam. The Case Study will not require the detailed computations needed for the Certificate, Professional and Advanced Levels; but students will be required to undertake financial and business analysis.

Requirements will be open in that there will be no predetermined correct answers to the Case Study. All areas of the syllabus may be tested over time.

 

FORMAT

The Case Study scenario may be based on any one of a variety of different organisational structures or operations. Students will be provided with background details (‘Advance Information’) on the organisation and its business environment ahead of the exam. Students are then required to write a report to the board of the organisation, advising them on appropriate next steps.

The Advance information will not give specific indication of the eventual requirements of the Case Study. Students will be expected to familiarise themselves with the information provided about the organisation and the industry in which it operates, by undertaking detailed analysis of the Advance Information and some additional analysis and research where necessary. Students may take the results of their work into the exam.

 

Course Dates

Start Date:                                  12 September 2019 or earlier for the ECR

End Date:                                       20 October 2019

 

Important Dates  

Exam Registration Start Date:   2 September 2019

Exam Registration End Date:     30 September 2019

Exam Date:                                      6 November 2019

Exam Results Release Date:      13 December 2019

 

Course Structure

ECR Phase:                                     Students to watch BPP’s Enhanced ClassRoom videos at their own time

Revision Phase:                              9 sessions x 3-hour

Total number of course hours:  27

Mock Exams:                                  2

 

Training Venue

150 Orchard Road #04-09, Orchard Plaza, S238841. The Meeting Suite

 

Class Size

Class is limited to 15 students on a first-come first-served basis.

If you have further query or wish to enrol, please contact us at enquiry@cityacademy.sg.

Website: www.cityacademy.sg                         Tel: 6742 0300

 

Course Objective and Approach

The course is designed to prepare you for success in the November 2019 Case Study exam. This is our key objective.

Success at the Case Study requires an integration of the technical knowledge and skills acquired from all of the ACA modules, namely:

  • the core technical knowledge and skills and practical application acquired at the Certificate and Professional levels;
  • the technical, analytical, evaluative and integration skills from Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management; and
  • the advisory, judgemental and communication skills acquired through practical work experience gained during the training contract.

The course will consist of 2 phases –

  • ECR Phase
  • a revision phase (9 sessions).

Lectures will be based on BPP course notes and will include extensive practice on past paper, ICAEW ACA exams, even during the teaching phase.

 

Course Tutor: Soo Jianhao

Jianhao graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Accountancy Nanyang Technological University, Singapore within 2.5 years. He was also a recipient of ‘The Undergraduate Awards’ Regional winner (Asia) under the business category in 2016.

He is also an exam qualified ICAEW ACA student within the 5 months into the training agreement with PwC Singapore. He has obtained the highest achievement award for 3 papers: Corporate Reporting, Strategic Business Management and Business Planning (Banking). He was also awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Student of the Year’ award by ICAEW Singapore in 2017 for being the top scorer across all 15 papers in ICAEW.

Jianhao also provide freelance lecturing and consultancy work with his work as an auditor in PwC Singapore. He has become a specialist in ICAEW Study Case Study as he has been involved with the past four case studies and reviews mock exams and course materials for ICAEW partners-in-learning.

 

2019 Schedule: Case Study  

 

No

Date  Day Timing

Topics

Pre-course work: Instructions sent out 24 Sept 2019 (AI release date)

Reading Advance Information (AI) for preparation work which will be essential for the course

ECR Phase: Students must watch the ECR before the Revision Phase commences

Revision Phase

1

5 Oct Sat 10.00am – 1.00pm

Advanced Information Detailed Analysis Part 1

2

5 Oct Sat 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Advanced Information Detailed Analysis Part 2

3

6 Oct Sun 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Building Warchest: Doing up cheat sheet

4

11 Oct Fri 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Excelling Requirement 1 based on Mock 1

5

12 Oct Sat 10.00am – 1.00pm

Excelling Requirement 2 based on Mock 1

6

12 Oct Sat 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Excelling Requirement 3 based on Mock 1

7

18 Oct Fri 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Marking of Requirement 1 based on Mock 2

8

19 Oct Sat 10.00am – 1.00pm

Marking of Requirement 2 based on Mock 2

9

19 Oct Sat 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Marking of Requirement 3 based on Mock 2

Practical Mock Exam exercises with debrief

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