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CIMA Management Case Study – Mock Exams – May 2019 – Jord Homes

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Mock exam synopses – May 2019 – Jord Homes

MCS Mock Exam 1 - Synopsis

This is a challenging mock that includes a lot of evaluation of a significant amount of background information and associated reference material. Many students may find they get bogged down in the volume of information and will then find that time management becomes a challenge.

This technical evaluation of the material provided needs to be combined with knowledge of the pre-seen to do analysis and make recommendations around current issues affecting Jord Homes expansion plans as well as plans to protect its position as a premium manufacturer of prefabricated homes. The issues facing Jord Homes are wide ranging and include how to fund a potential new manufacturing facility and how to deal with business risks associated with expanding into foreign markets. Internal issues concern value analysis in the value chain, delegation to managers from the CEO and Jord Homes corporate strategy. You will also need to provide advice on an ethical issue and show your knowledge of potential accounting provisions.

MCS Mock Exam 2 - Synopsis

This mock is difficult. There is a lot of unseen content to digest and time management is key. The mock looks at the strategic, financial and operational aspects of a prefabricated hotel expansion strategy.

The first section analyses manpower options to address a project delay and also discusses project risk management to avoid future delays and issues.

The second section discusses the tasks needed for effective project completion so that clients are satisfied. It then discusses the process of implementation of a balance scorecard that tracks customer service and customer satisfaction.

The third section analyses options for a larger production site whilst considering CSR. It then looks at the impacts of debt finance to fund the new production facility.

The final section discusses the organisational impact of a flotation that will enable international expansion. It also discusses the consequent governance requirements.

MCS Mock Exam 3 - Synopsis

This is a challenging mock that includes a lot of evaluation of a significant amount of background information and associated reference material, including financial information. Many students may find they get bogged down in the volume of information and will then find that time management becomes a challenge.

The technical evaluation of the material provided needs to be combined with knowledge of the pre-seen to do analysis and make recommendations around current issues affecting Jord Homes trading relationships including with key suppliers and identifying risks. The issues facing Jord Homes are wide ranging and include which mutually exclusive project should be funded from the available capital expenditure budget and in identifying sources of national competitive advantage, so knowledge of the pre-seen is key here. Internal issues concern continuous improvement and managing potential staff resistance to this. You will also need to provide advice on an ethical issue and how your knowledge of how foreign currency transactions should be recorded in Jord homes accounts.

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