The pre-seen material for the May 2016 CIMA case study exams have been released for a good few weeks now, so you should have a good understanding of the case study scenario.
However, it’s crucial you complement your knowledge on the case study by researching the industry in question. To pass the CIMA case study exams you must be able to give full and comprehensive answers that cover the pre-seen material, unseen material, technical knowledge AND the real life industry analysis.
By ticking all of these boxes when writing your reports and email replies in the case study exam you’ll give yourself the best chance of passing.
See below for some useful links that will help you prepare for exam day. Meanwhile, Astranti have spent hours and hours doing the research for you, you can also find the industry analysis preview videos below.
Good Luck for those preparing for the May case study exams!
OCS May 2016 Case Study: Sanchez Navarra
Here are some useful links on the beauty and bath products industry that will help you understand the real life situation around Sanchez Navarra.
Market Research on bath and body products – taken from euromonitor.com
How to lead a successful bath and body business – taken from indiebusinessnetwork.com
Cosmetics manufacturing business plan – taken from bplans.com
You can find the full video of the OCS Industry Analysis here
MCS May 2016 Case Study: IC Optical
The opticians industry is an industry most of the population can relate to. If you don’t wear glasses then someone in your family usually does, so you should know something at least on how the industry works. Even if it’s just the expensive price lenses and frames cost!
Here are some useful links of the industry analysis and further down you will find a preview of the industry analysis from Astranti.
Opticians: Industry facts – taken from hoovers.com
Top 10 Business trends for the eye care industry – taken from eyecarebusiness.com
Opticians in the UK: A market research report – taken from ibisworld.co.uk
You can find the full video of the MCS Industry Analysis here
SCS May 2016 Case Study: Dreem Park
Finally, the Strategic level case study exam is focused on the theme park and amusement industry. Here are a few links on the trends and market reseach associated with Dreem Park – you can also watch a preview of the industry analysis that has been compiled by the guys at Astranti.
Amusement parks and attractions industry information – taken from iaapa.org
Theme Park industry trends and opportunities – taken from prnewswire.com
Park world online: industry news and info – taken from parkworld-online.com
You can find the full video of the SCS Industry Analysis here