CIMA Strategic Case Study – Mock Exams – November 2021/February 2022
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- Format replicates the final exam so there are no surprises when you enter the real thing
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Mock exam synopses
SCS mock exam 1 - synopsis
A meeting with potential investors has raised some questions surrounding the risk that PixlWizz faces by operating its current portfolio of products and services. As a result, diversifying into a new market area through the acquisition of an online video streaming platform ‘STR3AM’ is under consideration.
In order to determine if this is a viable option, there is a need to understand the suitability, acceptability and feasibly of the proposal, to explore the due diligence process, to consider hoe STR3AM should be valued, and address any post acquisition considerations that need to be made.
Following the acquisition, there is an immediate issue surrounding the STR3AM platform and its guidelines that needs to be addressed. The ethical implications of the issue and the required short and long term actions are under discussion, in addition to there being a need to critically evaluate the current risk register and internal control system at the company.
SCS mock exam 2 - synopsis
Clourbor gives an update on the situation following the undersea cable break. Pixlwizz needs to decide quickly how to proceed and is considering two strategic options, including switching to an international service provider.
The immediate situation is resolved. A new technological challenge appears as the R&D department encounter some issues. A proposal has been put forward, but should Pixlwizz accept it? What would be the financial implications?
Finally, Industry reports show increasing cyber attacks on the gaming industry. How can Pixlwizz ensure gamers can always access their accounts?
SCS mock exam 3 - synopsis
The scenario starts with the Board discussing growth strategies, in the backdrop of increasing interest rates, influencing the Board to decide on whether paying cash dividend is a good option for the year 2021.
If not, then what is the alternative. Wanting to enter neighboring country Babyland (as a base for EdTech products), the Board considers minority stake acquisition as a solution to the country’s possible protectionist policy.
Further areas of acquisition are explored (i.e. use of IA resources, funding options), whilst the consequences of a sudden resignation of the CEO is dealt with.
SCS mock exam 4 - synopsis
Kepple Kwest , Pixelwizz’s latest MMO is highly successful. This leads to evaluation of cybersecurity risks and recommending measures for its mitigation. Also, implications of possible reduction in dividend payout is considered.
The Board is considering acquiring FrndBot, a renowned cybersecurity firm in the neighbouring country of Borderland. A report on the consistency of such an acquisition with Pixlwizz’s mission and values and the posssible impact of this acquisition on currency risks and how they could be managed is required. Also, a proposal to appoint a part time director at FrndBot is evaluated.
In the context of FrndBot acquisition, the impact of such acquisition on various stakeholders and how they could be managed is discussed. Then the factors other than synergies that need to be considered before deciding whether or not to enter into detailed discussions with FrndBot is discussed.
SCS mock exam 5 - synopsis
Pixlwizz is considering a masters conversion course at a local university as a recruitment strategy and the project needs to be evaluated and financed somehow. A push towards using renewable energy may have an impact on share price and suspected insider trading must be investigated. You’ll be required to give good, practical insight for all of theses issues and more.
This is a moderately difficult mock where the key is to understand precisely what the question is asking and responding appropriately.
SCS mock exam 6 - synopsis
Pixlwizz is considering acquisition of FunTiger, a company in the EdTech sector which teaches concepts from KG to Grade 5 through educational gaming. The suitability, feasibility and acceptability of the proposal are evaluated. Then, the new major risks that would need to be added to the risk register if the acquisition goes ahead is discussed. Then, financial and non-financial KPIs are recommended to measure performance of FunTiger. Lastly, the possible disadvantages of the proposal are considered.
Internal audit has provided a report highlighting areas of poor governance. A report is made evaluating the threats due to poor governance and the measures the company could take to minimise/ mitigate them. Then, a report is made on the latest trends in gaming industry.
Xintedo, a manufacturer of game and handheld consoles has approached Pixlwizz for acquisition. The evaluation of the proposal is made using SWOT analysis. To fund the above proposals, the benefits and drawbacks of three possible funding options- convertible debt, share exchange and earn out arrangements are evaluated.
SCS mock exam 7 - synopsis
A competitor of theirs, Prantain, has been recently the victim of a cybersecurity attack and Pixlwizz needs to figure out how it can mitigate the risk of a cybersecurity attack on their own systems. The recent release of Kepple Kwest has also led to the Board reconsidering its dividend policy so that it can focus on supporting Kepple Kwest, and you will need to analyse the available options.
Your tasks will also include an evaluation of the use digital technologies to make game development more efficient for the business and how to most appropriately measure the performance of department managers at the business.
Finally, you will need to consider the troubles of remote working and how internal controls can be used to mitigate the risks of home working for Pixlwizz. However, you will need to be considerate of different stakeholders and how they may respond to these changes.
Mock exam debrief videos
We have produced video debriefs for every one of our SCS mock exams that give you all the information you need to construct a high-quality answer. Our experienced SCS tutor analyses every question and takes you through a step-by-step guide on the best way to approach them!
By watching the debrief videos you will understand how to…
- Pick out all the key information
- Use that information to build an effective plan – many students fail due to poor answer planning!
- Formulate an excellent answer
The hour-long videos are designed to be watched after completing each mock. This allows you to assess your performance and identify how you can improve going into your remaining mocks and the final exam.
In our sample video, our SCS tutor takes you through question 1 of the mini mock. The full mini mock debrief can be accessed for free in the studyHUB.
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