CIMA brochure - Dublin Business School

KAPLAN FINANCIAL AT DBS
CIMA
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS
January-May 2015
World Class Tuition
Over 1000 prizes and
placings at national and
worldwide levels.
The only CIMA Learning
Quality Partner in Ireland
to offer the full Professional
suite of papers.
Representatives from CIMA
Ireland, DBS and recent CIMA
qualified students will be in
attendance.
Information
and Registration
Evening:
Thursday 15th
January 2015,
6.30pm
WELCOME
Dear Student,
Welcome to our CIMA brochure for classes commencing for the new CIMA syllabus in
February 2015. With over 40 years experience in Professional Education and over 1000
prizewinners and placings worldwide, Kaplan Financial at DBS is perfectly positioned
to build your Professional CIMA future. Our exam focused lecturers are experts in their
field and encompass the DBS culture and philosophy of ‘excellence through learning’. All
of our lecturing team are passionate and focused on guiding you to achieve the results
you need in the examinations.
The next few pages of our brochure will give you an insight into what we will offer you as
a valued CIMA student of Kaplan Financial at DBS. You will get the opportunity to find
out more information about our expert lecturing team and plan your CIMA workload for
the next examination diet. I would also like to invite you to our next CIMA Information
and Registration Evening which will take place on Thursday 15th January 2015 at
6.30pm. Here you will meet with our CIMA lecturing team, our dedicated administration
team, and a CIMA Ireland representative. If you are unable to attend this evening please
feel free to contact any of the CIMA team at your convenience. Finally, we would like to
wish you every success with your CIMA studies, and we look forward to welcoming you
to DBS.
Evelyn Cregan
Head of School
CIMA Student
Support
Fiona Kelly
CIMA Course Co-ordinator
[email protected]
Tel: 01 4177520
CIMA Information and Registration Evening
THURSDAY 15th January 2015, 6.30pm
www.dbs.ie/cima
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Why Choose DBS
for your CIMA Studies?
u “Learning Quality Partner” is the highest status of tuition
provider recognition granted by CIMA. DBS is the longest
standing Irish CIMA Learning Quality Partner and now the
only provider to offer the full Professional suite of papers
u Fully committed to supporting and implementing the new
CIMA syllabus, effective January 2015
u DBS has been offering CIMA tuition in Ireland longer than
any other tuition provider and remains committed to the
provision of CIMA education in this country
u The CIMA lecturing team have over 60 years combined
experience teaching their respective paper specialism
u The course structure at DBS is designed to maximise your
opportunity to pass the exam first time
u Kaplan’s CIMA study materials are the only study
materials approved and endorsed by CIMA
u The style of teaching which students experience on our
CIMA programme is uniquely student centred and focused
on getting you through the qualification
u You will receive personal student support during your
studies from the dedicated lecturing team and student
support team
u A state-of-the-art learning environment is made available
to you 7 days per week
u Over the last 40 years thousands of students have
successfully passed their professional examinations,
achieving over 1000 prizes and placings at national and
worldwide levels
u DBS is Ireland’s largest independent college with a
student population of over 9,000 and easily accessible
city centre campus locations
u Kaplan Financial at DBS…
…builds futures one success
story at a time…
CIMA Syllabus Change January 2015
Strategic Case Study
E3
The CIMA syllabus has been revised for 2015. This revised syllabus launch
has created an exciting future for the qualification. At DBS we see it as a
really positive step in delivering a Management Accountant with high quality
technical skills and the ability to see the linkages in the workplace between
financial accounts, management accounts and the enterprise’s operational
and strategic issues.
F3
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Management Case Study
E2
P2
F2
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Key Points on the new exam structure
To help you in the run up to the launch of the new syllabus we have pulled
out the key points you need to know about the exam structure. You can view
all of these key points in our CIMA Transition Guide at www.dbs.ie/cima
P3
Operational Case Study
E1
P1
F1
So what’s changing?
CIMA has made changes to the assessment of candidates in line with
developments in the use of technology in education and industry. The
structure, type, technology and frequency of assessments have changed.
A two-tier structure has been introduced, comprising objective tests for
each subject and an integrated case study at each level. These assessments
are computer based and can be taken on demand (for objective tests) and
four times a year (for integrated case studies). To get the full details
of the syllabus changes log on to www.dbs.ie/cima.
SEE ALL OF THE SYLLABUS CHANGES
IN OUR CIMA TRANSITION GUIDE
Apply online www.dbs.ie/cima
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The Examination Focused CIMA
Lecturing Team at DBS
Ian Browne, DipPA, BAAF, MBS, ACMA, CGMA
Paper Specialist: Paper P1 and Operational Case Study
Ian is a strategic financial planning consultant with over 15 years experience working
for SME’s and multinational companies. This allows him to bring interesting real world
examples to his lectures. He places a huge importance on making the link between the
course syllabus and the exam papers. As a previous CIMA exam prizewinner he seeks
to assist and advise students on how to realise their full potential in their exams.
Terence Lawless, ACCA
Paper Specialist: Paper P2
Terence is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has
extensive Financial Services experience; having worked for leading Irish financial institutions
for the last eight years. He also has considerable lecturing experience having delivered various
papers in both the Professional School and Business School here in DBS. Terence completed
all of his professional exams with DBS and achieved remarkable results receiving worldwide
placing in several papers. It is this knowledge of how to pass and give the examiner exactly
what they are looking for that Terence structures his lectures around. His lectures are focused
on exam technique, incorporating the crucial areas of syllabus knowledge, question practice
and time management, giving students all the tools they require to achieve exam success.
Noel Ryan, ACMA
Paper Specialist: Paper P3
Noel is a Business Designer who has over 20 years Accountancy, IT and Business
experience within multinational companies. This enables him to bring real life
case studies and working knowledge into his lectures, to assist students in
gaining a strong and comprehensive understanding of the P3 syllabus. From the
very first lecture there is an examination focus mapped out in a clear work plan.
Gary Bernie BComm, MBS
Paper Specialist: E2
Gary’s twenty years of industrial experience spans operational, tactical and strategic
marketing management positions in FMCG, business-to-business and consumer services
sectors in Ireland, Europe, U.S.A. and Canada. It includes consultancy in designing and delivering
service quality enhancement programmes and offering competitive strategy mentoring to a
range of indigenous and transnational service organisations, indigenous fast-moving consumer
goods and business-to-business organisations. Gary has been an associate lecturer at DBS
since 1992 lecturing CIMA E2 Enterprise Management, CIMA T4 Case Study and ACCA Paper 3
Business Analysis in addition to delivering the Research Methods module and supervising
dissertations on the MA, MBA and MSc. business masters programmes. Gary’s professional
accountancy class delivery focuses on exam-oriented conceptual content supplemented by
illustrative examples and on-going practice answering exam questions.
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Gerry Fahy, FCCA, CPA DipIFRS
Paper Specialist: Paper E3, F1 & F2 and Management Case Study
Originally from a banking and finance background Gerry has spent over 20 years
working in the Financial Services sector and brings extensive knowledge and
application to his classes. He has lectured on various ACCA, CIMA, Undergraduate
Degree and Institute of Bankers’ programmes with DBS since 1997. He is dedicated
to providing high quality courses and has developed a reputation for his examination
focused material.
Alan Morgan, MBA, HDip Ed
Paper Specialist: Paper E1
Alan has over 20 years’ experience across wholesale, distribution and retail sectors within
the Pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, and with that has developed a deep commercial
competence that includes extensive global sourcing, product, brand development and
distribution. This competence is complimented by his practical and experiential Retail Branding,
Sales and Marketing experience. With key skills in team building and leadership, Alan has worked
in challenging change management environments and negotiated at the highest level In The Far
East, Germany and Ireland. Together with his academic credentials and his business experience,
Alan is bringing his key skills and knowledge into the classroom environment, giving the student
a ‘real life’ learning experience.
Marcus McInerney, BComm, FCCA
Paper Specialist: Paper F3
Marcus is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) who has been
lecturing in DBS for the last 12 years in the areas of Finance, Risk Management and Strategic
Financial Management. Marcus works in treasury and specialises in providing risk management
solutions to corporate and institutional treasurers. Combining 20 years banking and financial
markets experience with 16 years lecturing, results in lively lectures filled with real life examples
and anecdotes.
Oliver Gilvarry, ACMA, CGMA
Paper Specialist: Strategic Case Study
Oliver Gilvarry has worked in a number of Capital Market roles in different European banks.
His roles involved structuring of financial products, devising hedging strategies and
formulating and implementing funding strategies for the banks he worked in. He has extensive
experience working with European institutions and was involved in the Irish Presidency of
European Council in 2013, working on security markets legislation. Oliver is currently working
in the public sector. He is CIMA qualified and holds a number of post-graduate qualifications
in Economics and Finance. He also lectured a number for a number of years at undergraduate
level and in professional accounting courses.
At DBS our CIMA lecturing team have over
61 years combined CIMA lecturing experience
and have taught 286 prizewinners and placings
Apply online www.dbs.ie/cima
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Recent CIMA
Prizewinners
First in the World
Our
Students
are World
Class
Brian Phelan, CIMA F1, 1st in the World & CIMA F2,
3rd in Ireland May 2014, pictured with Gerry Muldowney,
Chief Executive DBS, and Gerry Fahy, Lecturer
CIMA prizewinners and brothers,
Anthony and Luigi Pacini,
pictured with Gerry Fahy, lecturer
CIMA 3rd in Ireland, Amanda McKinley, F1 November 2013.
CIMA 1st in Ireland and Fifth Worldwide, Paul Cunningham,
F2 May 2014, pictured with Gerry Fahy, Lecturer, F1
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Learning and Information
Support for CIMA Students
E-learning
„ The DBS E-learning platform resides on Moodle.
„ All lectures are uploaded to Moodle.
„ Wall, messaging, chat and profile pages are available to create specific online
CIMA paper forums.
Starboard Technology
„ Used in our classrooms, all notes/questions/solutions written on screen during
class will be uploaded to Moodle (the College’s virtual learning environment)
allowing students to concentrate on learning instead of note taking in class.
DBS Castle House,
South Great George’s Street,
Dublin 2
Read What Our Students
Say…
Brian Phelan CIMA F1, 1st in the World & CIMA F2, 3rd in Ireland May 2014
The key factors in my decision to choose DBS for my CIMA studies was primarily based on
the proximity to work, the lecturers and the open night I attended at CIMA Ireland.
I would highly recommend DBS to others the quality of the lecturers was excellent and very
helpful to get exam focused. QBR days and mocks in particular were very helpful
I did the QBR day and intensive as it was, I felt it really helps to focus you on what areas need
work and it really motivates you to reach the standard required for a professional exam
Brian is currently working with Hedgeserv as a supervisor
PAUL CUNNINGHAM CIMA F2, 1st in Ireland and Fifth Worldwide May 2014
I received a lot of positive feedback from colleagues about the quality of the lecturers so
both this and the central position of the school was a major driving factor in my decision
making process.
The lecturers are very capable and exam focused and the revision days/QBRs are key to
exam success. The days are highly exam focused with immediate and constructive feedback.
This enables you to identify areas of weakness in order to improve on for the “real” exam day.
Paul is currently working with An Post as an Audit Analyst
Apply online www.dbs.ie/cima
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Information and Registration Evening
THURSDAY 15th January 2015, 6.30pm
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STRATEGIC LEVEL
Lecturer
Platinum
Programme
Dates
Gold
Programme
Platinum
Revision
Gold
Revision
Award: CIMA AWARD – Membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the CGMA designation
Paper E3 Strategic Management
Gerry Fahy
Tuesday 27th January – 6.30-9.30pm
€650
€590
€300
€240
Paper P3 Risk Management
Noel Ryan
Thursday 29th January – 6.30-9.30pm
€650
€590
€300
€240
Paper F3 Financial Strategy
Marcus
McInerney
Monday 26th January – 6.30-9.30pm
€650
€590
€300
€240
Strategic Case Study
Oliver Gilvarry
Exam dates: 3-7 March 2015 Tuition: Weekends 7/8 Feb; 14/15 Feb; 21/22 Feb 2015
Exam dates: 19-23 May 2015 Tuition: Weekends 18/19 April; 2/3 May; 9/10 May 2015
MANAGEMENT LEVEL
Lecturer
Dates
Case Study
€600
Platinum
Programme
Gold
Programme
Platinum
Revision
Gold
Revision
Award: CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
Paper E2 Project & Relationship
Management
Gary Bernie
Thursday 29th January – 6.30-9.30pm
€560
€495
€285
€215
Paper P2 Advanced Management
Accounting
Terence
Lawless
Wednesday 28th January –
6.00pm-8.00pm
€560
€495
€285
€215
Paper F2 Advanced Financial
Reporting
Gerry Fahy
Wednesday 28th January –
8.05-10.00pm
€560
€495
€285
€215
Management Case Study
Gerry Fahy
– Weekends
Exam dates: 24-28 Feb 2015 Tuition: Weekends 24 Jan, 25 Jan; 7/8 Feb; 14/15 Feb 2015
Exam dates: 12-16 May 2015 Tuition: Weekends 11/12 April; 18/19 April; 2/3 May 2015
Lecturer
Dates
OPERATIONAL LEVEL
Case Study
€500
Platinum
Programme
Gold
Programme
Platinum
Revision
Gold
Revision
Award: CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting
Paper E1 Organisational Management
– ENTERPRISE PILLAR
Alan Morgan
Monday 26th January – 6.30-9.30pm
€560
€495
€285
€215
Paper P1 Management Accounting
– PERFORMANCE PILLAR
Ian Browne
Tuesday 27th January – 6.30-9.30pm
€560
€495
€285
€215
Paper F1 Financial Reporting
& Taxation – FINANCIAL PILLAR
Gerry Fahy
Wednesday 28th January –
6.00-8.00pm
€560
€495
€285
€215
Operational Case Study
Ian Browne –
Weekend
Exam dates: 17-21 February 2015 Tuition: Weekends 24 Jan, 25 Jan; 31 Jan/1 Feb; 7/8 Feb 2015
Exam dates: 5-9 May 2015 Tuition: Weekends 4/5 April; 11/12 April; 25/25 April 2015
Case Study
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