Course Schedule: Strategic Business Management 2020 Q2

Course Dates

Start Date                                    7 May 2020

End Date                                    30 June 2020

 

Important Dates

Exam Registration Start Date: 11 May 2020

Exam Registration End Date:   15 June 2020

Exam Date:                                 21 July 2020

Exam Results Release Date:    28 August 2020

 

Course Structure

Taught Phase:                              4 sessions x 3-hour

Recorded Phase:                         6 sessions x 3-hour (students must watch the pre-recorded videos at their own time before the start of Revision Phase)

Revision Phase:                           10 sessions x 3-hour

Total number of course hours: 60

Mock Exams:                                2 (to be completed at home & submitted to tutor for marking)

 

Training Venue

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

 

Class Size

Class is limited to 30 students on a first-come first-served basis. There is a 50% discount given on the course fee component if you sign up for both Corporate Finance and Strategic Business Management.

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: Strategic Business Management

 

No Date  Day Timing Topics

Taught Phase

1 7 May Thu 7pm – 10pm

Introduction to SBM

2 8 May Fri 2pm – 5pm

Introduction to SBM

3 8 May Fri 6pm – 9pm

Company strategy

4 9 May Sat 10am – 1pm

Company valuations

Recorded Phase (Students must watch the videos before the Taught Phase starts)

5 3 hours

DD and assurance

6 3 hours

Reconstructions / information management

7 3 hours

Corporate governance

8 3 hours

Financial instruments

9 3 hours

Business risk management

10 3 hours

Ethics

Mock Exam 1 to be completed at home & submitted to tutor for marking by 14 Jun 2020

Revision Phase

11 25 Jun Thu 7pm – 10pm

SBM – question approach

12 26 Jun Fri 2pm – 5pm

SBM – question approach

13 26 Jun Fri 6pm – 9pm

Strategy and valuation questions

14 27 Jun Sat 9.30am – 12.30pm

Strategy and valuation questions

15 27 Jun Sat 1.30pm – 4.30pm

DD and ethics questions

16 28 Jun Sun 9.30am – 12.30pm

DD and ethics questions

17 28 Jun Sun 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Financial instruments questions

18 29 Jun Mon 2pm – 5pm

Financial instruments questions

19 29 Jun Mon 6pm – 9pm

CR elements of SBM

20 30 Jun Tue 7pm – 10pm

Q. practice – 30-marker FR

Mock Exam 2 to be completed at home & submitted to tutor by 5 Jul 2020

Download Course Outline

 

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.

 

Strategic Business Management

Course contents

  • Strategic analysis
  • Strategic choice
  • Strategic implementation
  • Strategic performance management
  • Strategic marketing and brand management
  • Business risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Data analysis
  • Information strategy
  • Human resource management
  • Finance awareness
  • Business and securities valuation
  • Capital structure
  • Financial reconstruction
  • Small and medium company financing
  • Equity instruments
  • Fixed interest
  • Derivatives
  • Financial risk management
  • International financial management
  • Investment appraisal
  • Treasury and working capital management
  • Ethics

 

Course Objective and Approach

The course is planned as tuition and revision to prepare you for success in the July 2020 Strategic Business Management exam. This is our key objective. We assume that you have done some preparatory work prior to the commencement of the course and that we can build on this through the duration of the course.

The course will consist of 3 phases – a lecture-based taught phase (4 sessions), a recorded phase (6 sessions) and a revision phase (10 sessions).

Lectures will follow the content of BPP course notes and will include extensive practice on questions from the ICAEW Question Bank.

You will be given Mock Exam 1 (ME 1) towards the end of the Taught Phase.
You will be given Mock Exam 2 (ME 2) towards the end of the Revision Phase.
City Academy’s tutors will mark and review your ME scripts so as to benefit your learning outcome. You will have the flexibility of practising the ME at your own time at home but you must submit your ME answer scripts by the due date set. You may also be given homework, assignments or additional reading materials.

The course is interactive and you will be encouraged to participate in class discussions.

“Completeness” is a key audit assertion. To meet the key course objective of exam success you need to be complete in your exam preparation. The course is aimed at exposure/coverage to/of most significant exam matters, and focuses on how these matters will be examined and prepares you with question practise and tips in answering this ICAEW paper. You will be expected to attend all lectures and any supplementary tutorials, complete all course assignments and sit for and submit all ME answers.

 

CITY ACADEMY, ICAEW GLOBAL PARTNER IN LEARNING

~ Working with ICAEW in the professional development of students ~