ACCA Exam Tips P3 Business Analysis – December 2012

As Head of ACCA Programmes here at BPP, I have asked my expert subject managers for ACCA Exam Tips for your forthcoming December 2012 exams.

Here is what Dave Halford, our ACCA P3 Business Analysis Subject Manager had to say:

“The key areas to ensure you are comfortable with for the different sections are as follows:

Section A

  • Financial analysis of an organisation
  • Non-financial analysis of an organisation i.e. SWOT, Value Chain
  • Evaluation of strategic options using perhaps SAF or TOWS analysis

Section B

  • Project and/or change management
  • Implementation of IT solutions
  • Importance of organisational culture, and how to manage cultural change
  • You should be prepared for a question focused on a not-for-profit organisation.

Most importantly…

Knowledge alone will not get you close to a pass on this paper. You need to be able to apply your knowledge to specific situations. Practice this using past questions and stories in the press or on the web as often as you can and you will be ready for whatever the exam throws at you!”

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