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April 2017 Blog

Analysing case studies is a job for the experts

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 So, you’ve passed your Objective Tests. Congratulations!  Now it’s time for the next hurdle - the Case Study Exam.  How are you feeling? Nervous or confident? We bet you’re feeling a little unsure as to what to expect and how best to prepare.

 
The truth is that there’s a magic formula. There’s a right way to do it and then there’s a hard way to do it. Are you on the right track or the hard track? There’s still time to find out and we’ve prepared some tips for you: 
 
First get the basics right:
 
  1. To start off, it’s always best to revise the key concepts from each of the pillar subjects. Know your PEST, Porter and SWOT.
  2. Know the pre-seen case study in depth (line-by-line, paragraph-by-paragraph) – we really do mean in-depth!
  3. List the most likely issues you expect to come up in the exam (key issues facing the company now or in the future)
  4. Try to match concepts from your pillar subjects to the issues.
  5. Practice answering questions and do timed mock exams.
 
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