CIMA Management Case Study Online Course

CIMA Management Case Study / Gateway – Full Course

Our course

Want to pass your CIMA exams in the quickest and easiest possible way?

We have designed a high-quality online course for the CIMA management case study exam that will give you the very best chance of passing! And we’re so confident you’ll agree we have a double guarantee that ensures you are completely satisfied.

So what exactly is included on the course?

Complete pre-seen pack:

  • Pre-seen analysis video
  • Strategic analysis document & video
  • Top 10 issues document & video
  • Industry analysis document & video
  • Pre-seen knowledge question pack

3x Full tuition videos packs:

  • Part 1: “What does it take to pass the exam”
  • Part 2: “Exam planning and writing”
  • Part 3: “How to score high marks on the pre-seen”

Ethics pack:

  • Ethics document & video including 20 ethics-based questions and solutions

2x Study texts:

  • Part 1: “How to pass the operational case study”
  • Part 2: “Theory and the operational case study”

2x Live and recorded online masterclass days:

  • Masterclass 1: “Keys to passing the MCS”
  • Masterclass 2: “The revision masterclass”

3x Full mock exams:

  • Fully interactive online mock exams
  • Printable version of questions for offline use
  • Detailed online mock solutions

Detailed marking and feedback:

  • Dedicated MCS marker assigned to you for all your mock exams
  • 9-page feedback document highlighting all of your strengths, weaknesses and areas to improve on before your final exam
  • Further support from your tutor as you work your way through the course

Double guarantee:

  • 14 day money back guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with our course, get your money back within 14 days
  • Pass guarantee: If you do not pass your final exam, but have completed our full course, we will add you to the next course absolutely free
Why study with us?

Focused on ensuring you pass

  • Pre-seen videos designed to show you how to maximise your application marks in the exam
  • Video tuition to show you how to plan and write answers that score high marks
  • 3 challenging mock exams tailored on your pre-seen with detailed solutions
  • Dedicated tutors providing marking and detailed feedback on how to improve
  • Experienced CIMA tutors on hand to answer all your questions
  • An active online community so you feel part of a team working together to pass
  • Ethics pack designed to guarantee you those extra few marks for this commonly tested topic

Minimise study time

  • Our case study specific pre-seen videos and documents simplify your studies enabling you to learn in the easiest and quickest way possible
  • Focused tuition videos help you learn what it takes to pass the exam in the minimum amount of time
  • Audio downloads are provided for you to listen whilst on the move
  • All courses are flexible so you can study wherever and whenever suits you
  • Detailed solutions to all questions mean you learn quickly from your mistakes
  • Our industry pack saves you from having to do your own industry research

Value for money

  • We aim to provide the best value for money in the market with the highest quality products all at a great price
  • We work hard to ensure we have the highest quality study materials prepared by our experienced and highly trained staff
  • With everything online, you can get your specific case study based material as soon as it is ready
  • As everything is online we don’t have the overheads of many of our competitors. We are able to provide a wide range of materials at a price which is far lower than the market leading provider.
Our double guarantee

1. Money back guarantee

To make sure that you are completely satisfied with our course materials and support, we have a 14-day full money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the course for any reason we will refund your fees in full.

Our aim is to ensure you’re happy to try us out safe in the knowledge that it won’t cost you a penny if it’s not right for you.

2. Pass guarantee

We believe that our case study course contains everything you need to pass your exam. However, if for whatever reason you get to results day and have not passed and you’ve completed the full course, we will enrol you on the next course absolutely free of charge.

100% Satisfaction

Course content 

Pre-seen Materials

  • Full analysis of the pre-seen, picking out the most important snippets of information so that you don’t miss a thing
  • Strategic analysis that links the pre-seen to the key theories and models from the syllabus
  • An analysis of the top 10 most likely issues to appear in the final exam according to our case study experts
  • Our industry analysis provides an overview of the real-world industry that the pre-seen company belongs to, so you can apply this in the exam to score extra marks
  • 30 pre-seen knowledge questions designed to cement your knowledge learned

Mock Exams with Feedback

  • 3 fully timed computer-based mock exams, with challenging questions designed to replicate the real exam
  • Detailed solutions so you understand where you went wrong quickly and easily and to enable you to learn how to approach a similar question in the real exam
  • Comprehensive marking and feedback for all 3 mock exams from your assigned expert tutor, giving you the best platform for focusing your remaining studies and improving your answers

Printable Online Study Texts

  • Part 1 focuses on what it takes to pass the case study exam, to ensure that you go into the exam with the ability to answer each question to maximise your marks
  • Part 2 designed to refresh all of your syllabus knowledge relevant to the case study exams. We take the most commonly examined theory from E2, F2 and P2 and summarise that for you so you can review theory quickly and easily
  • Take the study text with you wherever you are, with both the online and printable versions

Tuition Videos

  • Get to grips with the case study exam and find out exactly what it takes to pass
  • Perfect your exam planning and writing technique
  • Find out how to maximise the marks that you score in your final exam
  • Learn how to provide the best answers written down in the right way, within the time given in the exam
  • Hear exactly what the examiners say about how to pass the case study exam and the mistakes that past students made

Ethics & Competency Packs

  • Ethics is the most commonly examined topic at management case study. As such it’s the most important topic for you to revise
  • Our ethics video shows you how to pass ethics questions in the exam
  • Our 20 practise questions enable you to master a range of ethical questions and practise the specific method that is proven to enable you to pass these questions
  • Our competency pack will prepare you for all 4 competencies included in your exam.

Tutor Support

  • Attend 2 LIVE online masterclass days and get instant answers to your questions from our experienced MCS tutor using our interactive chat box throughout each session
  • Ask further questions on our discussion boards or via email
  • Regular advice newsletter
  • Tailored support from your personally assigned exam marker, with all of the experience you could need to give you the best advice needed to ensure you pass the exam
Course structure

Week 1

Pre-seen Released

The official CIMA pre-seen release date marks the start of our course. Work your way through our pre-seen materials.

Exam Technique

Watch the Course Tuition Videos to learn what it takes to pass this exam. Refer to Study Text Part 1 which supports this. Undertake the writing and planning exercises in Study Text Part I.

Week 2

Your Marker will be assigned

If you are a full course student, an email will be sent out to you with details of your assigned marker. They’ll be there to support you through the next few weeks of your studies.

Attend Masterclass 1

This will recap the key learning’s to date in the videos and give you a chance to ask questions and meet other students. The class starts at 9am and ends at 3.30 pm (UK time).

Week 3

Theory and the Case Study Exam

The aim is to read through other sections of Study Text Part 2 over the next few weeks, recapping key areas of theory, focusing on any areas of weakness that come out of the mock exams.

Mock 1 Deadline

Full course mock 1 deadline – Complete mock and send to your marker

Week 4


Ethics is THE MOST COMMONLY EXAMINED TOPIC in this exam. You must master this subject if you are going to pass.

Review Mock Feedback

Review Mock 1 feedback when returned by marker and create a list of the key points you will commit to improve on prior to the next mock.

Competency Packs

Use our dedicated business, leadership, people and technical competency textbooks to brush up on your weaker areas.

Mock 2 Deadline

Full course mock 2 deadline – complete mock exam and send to your marker

Week 5

Review Mock Feedback

Review Mock 2 feedback when returned by marker and create a list of the key points you will commit to improve on prior to the next mock.

Mock 3 Deadline

Full course mock 3 deadline – complete mock exam and send to your marker

Week 6

Review Mock Feedback

Review Mock 3 feedback when returned by marker and create a list of the key points you will commit to improve on prior to the next mock.

Attend Masterclass 2

This will recap the key learning’s to date in the videos and give you a chance to ask questions and meet other students. The class starts at 9am and ends at 3.30 pm (UK time).

Week 7

Exam Week

Final revision – Exams take place between Tuesday and Saturday on the exam week.

Take the exam – Go in with a positive attitude.

Rest – AND then take a huge sigh of relief and a few weeks of well deserved rest!

What our students say

Please see our Live Testimonials Page for all our latest testimonials. Here are a couple of examples:
“After completing the full MCS course with Astranti, I passed the May 2017 exam with a score of 105. The course was excellent – well structured and thorough. I went in to the exam knowing the industry well (thanks to the quality pre-seen videos, available within days of CIMA releasing the pre-seen), and knowing what I needed to do (e.g. how to manage my time/plan and present my answers) having done the three mocks and receiving personalised feedback. I signed up thinking it could be challenging doing it all online by myself, and happily found there was always support from Astranti whenever I needed it. And to top it all, the pass guarantee scheme was there as well as a fall back so long as people made a reasonable attempt to complete the course. Thank you Astranti – I will be back for the SCS full course!”
Leon Wang

Passed CIMA MCS, May 2017

“PASSED MCS 1st time! The full course materials were invaluable and thoroughly prepared me for my exam, I really don’t think I would have passed without it, as I went in as a Gateway student so never sat the OT or OCS exams. The material gave me advice on how to prepare, plan and tackle the variant. I found the video on how to write your answer particularly useful as it kept me focused on short, straight-to-the-point paragraphs in the exam. The videos and study texts organise your study in what seems an impossible maze at the start. I liked the flexibility of the online learning yet it never felt faceless as tutors can be contacted through the forums or email. Thank you Astranti!”
Emma Stewart

Passed CIMA MCS, May 2017

Best value for money

Giving students value for money is important to us. Being solely online allows us to have much lower overheads than other popular tuition providers in the market. As a result, this allows us to pass savings onto our students, meaning you get all of these great quality online study materials for a fraction of the price.

Why not check out the table below to see how our course compares to one of the popular tuition providers?

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Comprehensive study text

Pre-seen analysis

Focused tuition on how to pass the exam

Exam revision day

Mock exams

Marking and Feedback on mock exams

Discussion and debate with other students

Classroom based

Experienced tutors

Online forum and discussion

Ongoing tutor support

Flexible learning at your convenience

Industry analysis overview and guide

14-day money back guarantee

Full pass guarantee without charge

Cost  starting from £1,199 only £799
*Some popular providers offer the opportunity to book a callback with a tutor as part of their courses. This leads to higher priced courses as a result. To keep our course prices down, we instead give you access to our tutor monitored discussion boards, which we find are extremely popular among students. As our tutors monitor these discussion boards on a daily basis, you can use them to ask as many technical questions as you like throughout your studies.
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