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CIMA Strategic Case Study – Mock Exams – May/August 2020 – Runnabout

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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 and operational impacts of introducing a new hoverboard and improving the company’s IT infrastructure.

The first section covers the following areas: Cyber risks and controls; Debt funding.

The second section covers the following areas: Faulty battery replacement analysis; Foreign currency hedging; Performance measures.

The third section covers the following areas: Corporate Governance; Political risk management; Digital technologies.

SCS Mock Exam 2 - Synopsis

Whilst Runnabout has proven successful in Geeland, the Board is keen to understand the viability of starting up operations overseas in Southerland. An analysis of the external business environment is required, along with an evaluation of the influential factors in the micro-mobility industry. The Board is also keen to understand how tools such as scenario analysis can be used when making a decision of this magnitude.

As well as looking at the overall business environment, more serious consideration needs to be given to the preferred method of growth. Should the company go it alone, or is there an opportunity to partner with a company already operating within the Southerland micro-mobility industry? There are also questions being asked about the best way to fund this expansion, with both debt and equity funding under consideration.

Whilst expansion is one area of focus, there are issues being faced by the company closer to home; specifically relating to the safety of the company’s hoverboards. This leads to questions being asked about the current risk management and internal control systems the company has in place.

SCS Mock Exam 3 - Synopsis
Mock 3 opens with Runnabout reeling from a cyber attack, with the company’s internal audit department under the spotlight and stakeholder management coming to the fore in light of this incident. As the mock progresses, investigations into the internal audit department’s failings continue, whilst a proposed supplier acquisition raises potential post-acquisition issues. Finally, with an appropriate target for acquisition identified, benefits and drawbacks of an acquisition are assessed, along with potential valuation techniques to employ.
SCS Mock Exam 4 - Synopsis

Runnabout has been experiencing quality issues with its only supplier of hoverboards. This forms the basic background to the various tasks you are asked to perform in this mock.

The first section covers the following areas: recommending responses to risks posed by quality issues and ethical issues at supplier, including internal controls and the role of internal audit

The second section covers the following areas: evaluating strategic options and analysis of stakeholder needs

The third section covers the following areas: business valuation, forms of consideration and recommending appropriate controls for a sound control environment

This is a moderately difficult mock with a lot of unseen content to digest so time management is important. The mock looks at the strategic, financial and operational impacts of supply chain management.

SCS Mock Exam 5 - Synopsis

This mock will require you to provide strong, rational evaluations of a number of projects. First of these is an evaluation of whether or not the company should continue to require a driver’s license for users to register, and the potential risk of changing this requirement.

Next, you must evaluate a new proposal for working with a top university on creating a course with a placement at Runnabout and suggest suitable funding options for this investment.

Finally, due to a slowdown in the market, a new bonus scheme is being proposed but there are concerns about its success as a motivator to improve profitability.

This is a moderately difficult mock with a lot of unseen content to digest so time management is important. The mock tests your ability to evaluate new proposals and their strategic appropriateness to the company.

SCS Mock Exam 6 - Synopsis

Mock 6 opens with Runnabout trying to deal with the fallout from a spate of safety related incidents. You’re initially asked to deal with the ethical side to the company’s response, as well as how the company should manage key stakeholder groups. As the mock progresses, you are then asked to analyse new safety proposals by the Board, before assessing the control environment within the business and the ways in which its performance in relation to this critical success factor can be measured and improved upon.

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