Excel in Business with CIMA'sManagement Case Study

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Ready to excel as a Finance Manager? Yes, Finance Manager as this is the position that you will rol-play at the exam.  The CIMA Management Case Study provides a simulated business context (preseen) to assess your knowledge, role-play skills and technical capabilities. You must demonstrate your competency by presenting high-quality, evidence-backed context that is easy to understand.

Practice Tests Academy offers all the essential resources needed to prepare and pass your next CIMA MCS exam, ensuring you are fully equipped to demonstrate your competency and excel as a Finance Manager. Our resources for the MCS exam include the following:

  • Technical Knowledge Overview
  • Up to Date Preseen Analysis
  • Mock Exams
  • Case Study
  • Tasks Revision Kits
  • Video Guides
  • Personalised Tuition
  • Mock Marking


What is being examined

The Case Study Examination provides a simulated context which allows learners to demonstrate that they have acquired the required knowledge, skills, techniques and mindset for that role. Those five core activities are:

  1. Evaluate opportunities to add value.
  2. Implement senior management decisions.
  3. Manage performance and costs to aid value creation.
  4. Measure performance.
  5. Manage internal and external stakeholders.

Each of those core activities will have 15%-25% weight on the exam.

Examination approach
  • The examination lasts three hours. A 15-minute tutorial is available before the start of the examination to allow candidates to familiarise themselves with the test driver.
  • The examination has four sections (tasks), which are each 45-minutes long. All sections are equally weighted. Candidates may finish a section early and move on to the next but cannot return to previous sections in the time remaining.
  • There may be more than one sub-task within each section and an indication of how long to spend on each sub-task will be given to allow candidates to manage their time. If no weighting is given, then candidates should assume that the sub-tasks are equally weighted.
  • More than one core activity will normally be assessed in each section/task and the order of core activities and assessment outcomes in the blueprint does not reflect how these might be structured in the examination.
  • All core activities will be assessed in each form of the examination in line with the weightings. 
  • The examination requires constructed, written responses from candidates in the format of a range of business communications (for example, emails, memos, reports and briefing notes).

Our CIMA Management
Case Study Packages

Our packages are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge that you need in order to successfully pass your OCS exam. Not only that, but our prices are the most competitive on the market today. 


   Preseen Analysis Set
   Theory Revisions
   3 Mocks + 15 Tasks

   incl. MCS Essential pack
   5 Mocks in total
   1 Mock Marking Service

   incl. MCS Advanced pack
   6 Mocks in total
   3 Mocks Marking Service

   incl. MCS Master pack
   3 x personal lessons
   5 Mocks Marking Service


key facts
about the
MCS exam


Calculations are not the focus in case study tasks

You need to provide explanations as to how and why particular financial activities can affect the business you are in. You need to give suggestions that can improve the financial aspect of the organisation, but it’s important to not go off-topic. 

Our packages are in place to help you stay on track, focusing on key points in order to keep the examiner satisfied and maximise your marks.


You need to have mastered all key concepts

Using your technical knowledge of the theory from the F2, P2 and E2 syllabi, you should have an understanding of how to adapt it into your answers and provide evidence to show that you clearly understand all key concepts. 

Our revision packages are designed specifically to ensure you leave no stone unturned when you need to revise all key concepts of the theory from each module.


Lengthy essay-style answers are not required

Detailed answers are certainly good and backing up those answers with further information is equally good, but remember, the exams are marked by humans. Write well-thought-out answers in short paragraphs and don’t be a stranger to bullet points. 

Our marking service is firmly in place to help you get expert feedback and make the improvements that you need ahead of your exam.


You can access to the preseen 7 weeks prior to your exam

7 weeks doesn’t sound like a lot of time, and it isn’t, so don’t waste a day of that crucial time and get to grips with the preseen as soon as it’s available to you. It’s so important, because on exam-day, you’ll get unseen information, that will tie in with the preseen. 

We scrutinise the preseen, presenting you with clear detailed facts in order to help you fully understand it from every angle.


Slow typing speed can hold you back

A lot of typing is expected from you on exam day and the clock will be ticking. By now, you should know how quickly time passes when you are in an exam scenario, so there's no time like the present to start practising. 

If you can type around 20 words a minute then you should be fine, but if not, you should be aiming for this as a minimum.


Study & Exam Materials here

Our MCS Free Package comes with great features, plus instant access to the following materials:

Current Preseen

Current Preseen

Access to the selected current pre-seen materials and preparation videos, e.g. a deep dive into your role at the exam.

Mini Mock

Mini Mock

3 Practical Tasks with solutions, covering E2, P2 and F2 papers. All carefully prepared for the current MCS preseen.

Immediate access

Immediate access

Get instant and lifetime access to our newest MCS free materials.

Exam simulator

Exam simulator

Practise the above mini mock under exam conditions i.e. timed and using the similar word-processor, so you can improve your writing technique.

for your FREE package

Our MCS Packages

- for Nov'23 - Feb'24 Exam Window (the Preseen has been released on the 22.09, our courses are complete!)

Preseen and Industry Analysis Videos
Apply E2, P2, F2 to the Preseen Videos
Theory Revision Videos
Case Study Preparation Series
15 x Writing Practice Tasks
Professional Mocks With Solutions 3 5 6 7
Guided Learning
Email Course Reminders
Mock Exam Walkthrough
Professional Mock Marking Service 1 3 5
Commonly Tested MCS topics
Most Likely Unseen Issues
Private 1to1 Tutor Lessons (30min) 3
Personal Tutor Guidance
5* Tutor Support
Pass Assurance, Money Back Guarantee


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Solutions and marking guide included

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Notes from our Case Study Experts

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3 revision videos covering E2, P2 and F2

Downloadable MCS summary notes

Created from Case Study perspective

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How to Pass
Management Case Study Exam

CIMA has taken a totally different approach towards CIMA Case Studies (CS) as opposed to the Objective Tests (OT) papers. I assume you know the differences since you are reading this article, but just to cover everything, let me just quickly give you an overview of how the exam is structured and what does it consist of.

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