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Introduction to Strategic Management and Assessing the Global Environment


 

The Human Aspect of the Organisation



Managing Relationships


Managing Change Through Projects



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Study Tips From Students

Great advice from current and former students on the most effective ways to revise the course content

5 Tips on how to Reduce Stress and Improve Focus

Tips on how to minimize stress and improve focus leading up to your exams.

Benefits of Peer Learning

An interesting article highlighting the benefits of studying with peers

E2 Transition Guide *

A useful article showing the key changes between the 2010 and 2015 E2 syllabus.

Five Must knows about the 2015 syllabus

Essential points regarding the syllabus.

Management Transition Video

A helpful video that provides information for those students that are affected by the changing syllabus.

Approaching Objective Test Questions

Beneficial information on what you can expect and how to approach the objective test questions.

Objective Test Style and Format *

A helpful insight into the different ways the questions will be formatted.

CIMA E2 Project and Relationship Management - Free Exam Resource Page






We've compiled a great selection of useful resources from all over the internet to help you to prepare for the CIMA Managerial Exams


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CIMA E2 Syllabus Topic

An Introduction to Strategic Management and Assessing the Global Environment

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Porter's Five Forces


SWOT Analysis

A decription of Porter's Five Forces model in depth. It gives examples of how the model can be used to achieve competitive advantage. It explains how the model can be used to analyse a specific industry. This is a very good example of applying the theory to a real business which will be useful in the approaching the CIMA  Case Study Exam.





Barney's Resource Based View


Demonstrates a retrospective SWOT analysis on McDonalds. It then applies the outcome of the SWOT to the development of the McDonalds future strategy.





Provides a comprehensive explanation of Barney's Resource Based View. It explains the VRIN concept (Valuable, Rare, Inimitable and Non-substitutable) and gives modern day examples for each. It emphasises the role each of these elements plays in order to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

PESTLE Analysis


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An example of a PESTLE Analysis applied to BMW. This article is  extremely useful as it relates the theory to a business in a similar way that will be required for the CIMA Management Case Study Exam.


An example of a PESTLE analysis applied to GSK. This is very good supplementary information to the E2 Study Text.  


Porter's Diamond


Applies Porter's Diamond model to the German car industry. It focuses on how German manufacturers have achieved long term success.  This will give you a deeper understanding as to how Porter’s Diamond can be applied to a well known organisation which is essential for the CIMA Case Study Exam.

CIMA E2 Syllabus Topic

Managing Change Through Projects

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Kotter's 8 Change Step Model


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A detailed explanation of Kotter's 8 steps to change model. It discusses the importance of the use of a change model as a means to achieve successful organisational change.


A brief explanation of Kotter's 8 steps to successful change. Its simple bullet point format makes it easy to read and understand the key points. This is an excellent addition to the E2 Study Text.


Change Management


A detailed explanation of  Lewin's 3 steps of change. There is a short video which gives a brief explanation of how the model can be applied to Continental Airline.


CIMA E2 Syllabus Topic

Managing Relationships

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Belbin's Team Roles








An introduction into the definition of 'Team Roles' and the background to Belbin's model.

A brief but amusing introduction to Belbin's 9 roles for an effective team.

This video looks specifically at the 'Expert' role otherwise known as 'The Specialist'. It identifies the characteristics of the individual and the role they play within the team.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs






A useful 10 minute video introducing and explaining Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. It defines each of the five needs giving examples to put them in context. He explains how they can influence the design of incentive programmes. This is a useful video that will build your knowledge in this key area and prepare you for the CIMA Objective Test exam.

Horizontal and Vertical Conflict  






This article is a useful addition to the content from the E1 Study Text.  It is a short summary of horizontal conflict and vertical conflict. It uses examples to demonstrate the differences and also discusses multi channel conflict.


 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs





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Directly links Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to Kelloggs. The article applies each need to a specific strategy within Kelloggs in employee relations.  This is a great application of a Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need to a real business which is important to understand the approach for the CIMA Managerial Case Study exam.

Links Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to the motivation of employees.  

CIMA E2 Syllabus Topic

The Human Aspect of the Organisation

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Selection and Screening


Identifies and explains the interview process. It identifies different types of interviews and gives tips on successful techniques. This is a good article that covers the basics required for the CIMA E2 exams.

Training and Development


This brief article features the different methods of training at work. This includes on the job and off the job training. It identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each.


Culture

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There are plenty more hints and tips in addition to other information available on our Managerial Facebook page. This page is specifically tailored to those students sitting the E2, F2, P2 and Case Study Exam.



Explains Charles Handy's 4 types of organisational culture  -  Power Culture, Role Culture, Task Culture and Person culture. It provides reflection question at the end of each section to help in the understanding of the theory. The article also gives limitations of the 4 types of culture.

A detailed explanation the 5 different cultural dimensions according to Mintzberg.



E2 Technical Articles from CIMA Connect

This is a summary table of key articles from CIMA Connect. You will find these a helpful addition to the Astranti resources above.








Management Online Masterclass Recordings







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