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SELF STUDY GUIDE

E1 ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT SECTION A

Session
(duration)

Component Learning Outcomes

Study Guidance/Tips

Wk1-1

Introduction to E1

Familiarising yourself with the syllabus and what the


exam is all about.

(1 hour)

Review the certificate level syllabus if exemptions


were received to ensure there are no knowledge
gaps.

Notes

The session below is developed


based on the CIMA Official Study
Text and CIMAstudy.com. You can
use other text book or online study
material according to your
preference.

During each session, start with reading the text and


underlining key words and phrases. You may want to
write your own set of revision cards and study notes
as you are reading for more effective learning. These
can be carried around for regular revision.

Notes

Post session review and Mind map

At the end of each week, dedicate some time to


review what you have learnt. Review the notes you
have made and ensure your understanding.
Mind mapping is a useful tool to use for E1 as it helps
you to summarise and link different ideas and
theories together.

Notes

Past exam questions

Many topics under the 2010 syllabus still remain


relevant in the 2015 syllabus. 2010 past exam
questions are still great learning resources. However,
it should be noted that some question styles are no
longer examinable.

Resources

Kaplan Study Text / CS.com

SELF STUDY GUIDE


E1 ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT SECTION A

Session
(duration)

Component Learning Outcomes

Study Guidance/Tips

Resources

Kaplan/CS.com

Building world class businesses for the


long term CGMA Report

Kaplan : Chapter 1

A. INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONS (25%) 34 hours over 3 weeks


Wk1-2
(4 hours)

A1(a) discuss the different purposes


of organisations

1. Private limited companies may not offer their


securities to the public whereas public limited
companies may. When the share of plc are regularly
bought and sold on a stock exchange, they may be
referred to as quoted company. Not all public limited
companies are quoted comanpies.

CS.com: Chapter 20

2. A Mission is an entitys fundamental objectives


expressed in general terms. A Mission Statement is a
published statement, apparently of the entitys
fundamental objective(s). This may or may not
summarise the true mission of the entity.

Session
(duration)

Component Learning Outcomes

Study Guidance/Tips

Resources

Kaplan/CS.com

Wk2-1

A1(b) explain the different


structures organisations may adopt

1. The definition of all key terms and models such as


Mintzberg, Functional, Divisional and Matrix structure
can be easily tested in Objective Tested Questions.

Porter's value chain and Mintzberg's


organigram FM article

Kaplan : Chapter 2

(15 hours)

A1(c) explain the various forms and


functional boundaries of the
organisation including
externalisation, shared service
centres (SSC) and business
process outsourcing (BPO).

2. Ensure you are able to distinguish between


outsourcing and offshoring. Many candidates were
confused between these

CS.com: Chapter 20

Organisational structures: an explanation


Velocity article

The rise of shared service centres FM


article
Are you prepared to partner? Velocity
article
The big shift: setting sights on value and
business partnering TL Report
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SELF STUDY GUIDE


E1 ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT SECTION A

Session
(duration)

Component Learning Outcomes

Study Guidance/Tips

Resources

Kaplan/CS.com

Wk3-1

A2(a) discuss the purpose and


principles of good corporate
governance, the ethical
responsibilities of the organisation
and individuals, and ways of
achieving corporate social
responsibility.

1.Understand the concept of stakeholders and


conflicts between different stakeholder groups.

Corporate social responsibility FM


article

Kaplan : Chapter 3

(15 hours)

CS.com: Chapter 1, 18, 19

2.Learn and apply Mendelows power-intetest matrix


to identify different stakeholders for a company.

3. Appreciate the problem arise with the agency


theory and the development of corporate governance

4.CSR is a recent development brought about by


pressure on companies to show an awareness of
social and ethical effects of their actions. CSR can
also be used to gain competitive advantages.

Practice questions
OTQs:
Nov-10: Q1.1, May-12: Q1.2, Sept-12: Q1.4, May-13: Q1.1, Mar-14: Q1.3, Q1.5

Other style:
Nov-11: Q2b, Mar-12: Q2b, Nov-12: Q3c, Mar-13: Q3b, Nov-13: Q3a, Mar-14: Q2c

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