CIMA Operational Case Study

Theory revision series

In our post-exam surveys after almost every operational case study exam, students tell us they wish they’d spent MORE time revising the theory from their E1, F1 and P1 exams.

For many students, it’s been months (if not years) between them passing their objective test exams and attempting the case study – a lot of time for their knowledge to slip!

And yet, to revise all three subjects in full is nigh on impossible when you also have to understand the pre-seen and master your case study technique too.

Our aim is to save you time and make your life easier! We have examined the last 8 years of case studies to work out what theory tends to come up regularly and what rarely comes up at all, and summarised all the key examinable topics in a clear and simple way in our revision texts and videos.

Our OCS theory revision series:
+ Covers all the most important theory that you need to know for the case study exams
+ Converts the key content from over 1,100 pages of syllabus study texts into just 422 pages
+ Condenses the theory into manageable chunks, with around 22 hours of video to watch
+ Gives you the platform to successfully apply the syllabus theory to the pre-seen company and the un-seen exam scenarios

Find out exactly what’s covered and take a look at our samples from the theory revision series below.

CIMA Case study theory revision
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Focus on the key topics you’re most likely to be tested on

Refresh your syllabus knowledge with help from our tutors

Clear and simple examples bring each topic to life

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Reduce revision time

Avoid rereading the full E1, F1 and P1 study texts

Save yourself time and focus on the most important topics

Revise from one place, using our study texts or videos

CIMA OCS theory

Switch up your learning

Watch the videos, download the audio or print the study texts

Cement your knowledge in the way that suits you

Content is split into manageable chunks to make things easier

Take a look for yourself…

Part 1 – Key theory from CIMA E1

Part 1 - What's covered?
  • Chapter 1: Key performance indicators
  • Chapter 2: The finance function and IT
  • Chapter 3: Data and the finance function

Total video running time: 3 hours

Part 2 – Key theory from CIMA F1

Part 2 - What's covered?
  • Chapter 1: IAS2 inventories
  • Chapter 2: Non-current assets
  • Chapter 3: Other accounting standards
  • Chapter 4: IFRS 16 leases
  • Chapter 5: Corporate taxation
  • Chapter 6: Working capital management
  • Chapter 7: Managing receivables and payables
  • Chapter 8: Managing inventories and cash

Total video running time: 9 hours

Part 3 – Key theory from CIMA P1

Part 3 - What's covered?
  • Chapter 1: Activity based costing
  • Chapter 2: Costs and decisions
  • Chapter 3: Break even analysis
  • Chapter 4Linear programming
  • Chapter 5: Budgeting
  • Chapter 6: Budgetary control
  • Chapter 7: Variance analysis
  • Chapter 8: Forecasting
  • Chapter 9: Uncertainty analysis

Total video running time: 10 hours

What our students have to say…

Please see our testimonials page for our latest student reviews. Here are a couple of examples:

“I have completed CIMA’s MCS and SCS with Astranti and have passed them both at first attempt.

Great Customer Service, Course Structure is Excellent. Mocks and Theory Revision Kits are the best feature of the course.”

Andriy Belizky

CIMA Qualified, April 2022

“I have purchased the theory revision series for Management Case Study and now Strategic. Very informative and provides useful scenarios you can expect to see in the exams as well as gaining an understanding of how to build application marks in case studies.

I passed MCS first time with the help of this, so I’ve purchased in again for SCS. Fingers crossed! Would highly recommend this revision series. Thank you!”

Alice B

Passed CIMA MCS, October 2021

Purchase the theory revision series

The Theory Revision Series is also part of our OCS Premium Course.
Head to the course page to find out more.

OCS Theory Revision Series