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 Apply onlin www.dbs.ie e /cim a 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 p Management Case Study E2 P2 F2 p 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 1 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. 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 Information and Registration Evening THURSDAY 15th January 2015, 6.30pm CIMA Timetable Buy 3 comp lete Platinu mc get a 50% discount on rd ourses, 3 course* All re-sit st udents to g et 50% dis on complet count e platinum course* Part-time Course Information January-May 2015 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 * Terms & Conditions apply, please see www.dbs.ie/CIMA PLEASE NOTE ALL PAPERS ARE RUN SUBJECT TO DEMAND PLATINUM PROGRAMME nTuition n QBR/Mock Exam nRevision n Study Manual n Progress Test & Materials GOLD PROGRAMME nTuition n Mock Exam nRevision n Study Manual n Progress Test & Materials PLATINUM REVISION nRevision n QBR/Mock Exam n Revision Manual & Materials €500 GOLD REVISION nRevision n Mock Exam n Revision Manual & Materials Contact: Admissions Office Dublin Business School 13/14 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 T: 01 4177500 F: 01 4177543 E: [email protected]: www.dbs.ie Distribution of this document does not imply any endorsement or responsibility on the part of CIMA. 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