In the exam you will take a role within the case organisation of a senior manager. As part of CIMA's guidance on the SCS they have provided a guide to that role as follows:

“As the Senior Manager, you advise top level management, as they formulate the strategy for the business. This means analysing strategic options – the various courses of action the business can take – based on the organisation’s environment and its current strategic position. Considering risks is paramount; they need to be identified, classified, evaluated and then managed / reported. Strategic options recommended will require justification and you need to advise on where to source finance for the strategies. You may have to influence your CFO and the rest of the senior management team.”

Find out more about the role and what this means for you in our SCS Course Videos