CIMA Strategic Case Study Mock Exams

CIMA Strategic Case Study – Mock Exams – November 2019 – Runn

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Mock exam synopses – November 2019 – Runn

SCS Mock Exam 1 - 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, stakeholder and ethical aspects of the introduction of a new innovative technology.

The first section analyses a new innovative technology to improve service delivery. The factors that influence the choice of funding are then discussed.

The second section looks at methods to include risk in the cash-flow projection of the new technology proposal. It then analyses the location options for a new depot site to resolve capacity issues and to accommodate the new technology.

The third section looks at ethical aspects of securing the planning permission for the new depot. It then discusses staff resistance to the new technology and how to overcome this. Finally, it looks at shareholder reaction to a rights issue.

SCS Mock Exam 2 - Synopsis

This mock is medium difficulty. There is a lot of unseen content to digest and time management is key.

The first section looks at the issues that a business faces when expanding overseas and the investment options available to a business expanding to a new territory. You will be expected to identify what different financial and non-financial indicators can tell you about a country’s business environment.

The second section requires an understanding of how to retain and satisfy employees who are key to Runn’s business. You will be expected to use motivational models to justify your answers and consider how Runn’s response to employee satisfaction could affect the share price.

The final section looks at a failing partnership and how management should respond to the rising costs of a joint project.

SCS Mock Exam 3 - Synopsis

Mock 3 begins with a question on an acquisition – weighing up the positives and negatives for undertaking such a large project. This is followed up with a question about managing the potential cultural differences between the two companies amidst some differences in history and approach.

The second question in Mock 3 is a challenging scenario surrounding financing the acquisition from question 1, and handling the impact of increased automation within the business in regards to staff morale and retention.

Finally, Mock 3 brings together a question that asks students to analyse and report on a broad range of governance issues ranging from risks present to the ethical implications of of the governance structure.

SCS Mock Exam 4 - Synopsis

Given the company are leaders in the courier industry, its not surprising that managers at Runn are often asked to provide advice to clients. The board believes there is an opportunity to capitalise on this, and the first task is to undertake an evaluation of the proposal to establish a dedicated consultancy service. Another area of potential growth is within the public sector – but recent headlines are making the board sceptical – is it unethical and could it impact on the company’s reputation?

Following the decision to go ahead with the consultancy proposal, attention then turns to the impact this will have on the structure of the company, as well as the approach to strategy development the company should adopt.

More questions are raised when the question of fulfilling contracts in the public sector re-emerges, and information on the company’s internal controls, integrated report and dividend policy must be evaluated.

SCS Mock Exam 5 - Synopsis

This mock is difficult. There is a lot of unseen content to digest and time management is key. A poor consumer survey triggers change by way of an acquisition of a company to manage ‘last mile’ deliveries. The acquisition itself presents operational challenges.

The first section looks at financial performance measures that take away focus on customer service. It also discusses the Balance Scorecard as a tool to address non-financial issues (such as customer service) highlighted in a recent consumer survey.

The second section discusses the risks to the ‘last mile’ deliveries due to the growth of B2C customers. It also evaluates various valuation methods to determine a suitable bid price for a company that will help optimise ‘last mile’ deliveries.

The third section discusses the key factors that ensure post-acquisition integration success. It also discusses IS integration challenges and data security controls. Additionally, it looks at how to manage low staff morale during the rationalisation process.

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