COURSE SCHEDULE: CASE STUDY 2020 Q4

Course Dates

Start Date:                                     22 Sep 2020

End Date:                                       25 Oct 2020

 

Important Dates  

Exam Registration Start Date:    1 Sep 2020

Exam Registration End Date:      25 Sep 2020

Exam Date:                                    4 Nov 2020

Exam Results Release Date:        11 Dec 2020

 

Course Structure

Revision Phase:                              9 sessions x 3-hour

Total number of course hours:  27

Mock Exams:                                  Mock from EOS

 

Training Venue

All lessons online. 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

 

2020 Schedule: Case Study  

 

No Date  Day Timing

Topics

Revision Phase

1 22 Sept Tues 7pm – 10pm

Introduction to Advanced Case

2 27 Sept Sun 2pm – 5pm

Walkthrough of case – requirement 1

3 27 Sept Sun 6pm – 9pm

Walkthrough of case – requirement 2 and 3

4 10 Oct Sat 2pm – 5pm

Analysis of Advanced Information for July Exam

5 10 Oct Sat 6pm – 9pm

Analysis of Advanced Information for July Exam

6 14 Oct Wed 6pm – 9pm

Exam planning – requirement 1 – mock exam 1

7 15 Oct Thurs 6pm – 9pm

Exam planning - requirement 2 – mock exam 1

8 18 Oct Sun 2pm – 5pm

Exam planning – requirement 3 – mock exam 1

9 18 Oct Sun 6pm – 9pm

Exam file – additional planning - k

Mock Exam 1 – 5th October

Mock Exam 2 – 24th October

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Course Tutor: Alan Lewin

Alan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982 with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in Leicester.  However, Alan left accountancy practice in 1985 to start a career in lecturing and then consultancy.  He initially worked for Chart Tutors (now Kaplan) running one of their examination centres, then moved back to Deloitte’s audit training department and then in 1996 established his own training company.

Alan now specialises in writing and teaching the subjects of auditing, corporate governance, business strategy and finance and case studies.  His clients include Kaplan and BPP as well as other tuition and publishing companies.  He also has examination experience with CIMA where he was chief examiner for 10 years and more recently ACCA where he was Audit and Assurance examiner for 5 years.

 

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 Objective and Approach

The course is designed to prepare you for success in the 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.

 

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