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Alphabetically-organised, quick reference notes covering all financial reporting, business strategy, financial management and assurance areas at the Advanced Level.

Includes notes on BST and FM Professional Level content (including detailed notes on the frequently tested area of Derivatives).

Strategic Business Management Exam Room Notes 2023

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Our popular Exam Room Notes can be used as both a revision and exam-day resource.

We have carefully worked through all the financial reporting, business strategy, financial management and assurance areas at both the Advanced Level and Professional Level, turning the content into condensed reminder notes.

Includes example worked calculations, analysis of examiner comments and tutor tips based on our knowledge of classic student errors.

All content is organised alphabetically for easy reference under time pressure.

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What's included?

  • Downloadable PDF
  • Alphabetically-organised
  • Financial management notes
  • Business strategy notes
  • Ethics notes
  • Statistics notes
  • Fully updated for 2023
  • Example worked calculations

Fully updated for 2023

We have reviewed the 2023 syllabus changes, 2022 past papers and 2022 ICAEW Mocks to ensure that the text is fully up-to-date for 2023

Statistics notes

We have carefully worked through the statistics questions in the 2021 and 2022 past papers and have extracted the key learning points for the 2023 edition of the book. 

We also include notes on common spreadsheet functionalities and the related statistical tools and definitions, given that the examiners have indicated that statistical analysis using the spreadsheet functionality will be required in most SBM exams. 

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Isn't 586 pages a lot of content? I thought the book was supposed to condense the content?

Please note that the book includes notes on all Advanced Level financial reporting, business strategy, financial management and assurance topics, as well as notes on all relevant topics from the Professional Level. The original ICAEW Workbook content relating to all of these areas totals several thousand pages!

Given the amount of content that can potentially be tested, there is unfortunately no way around including a significant number of pages, but all our notes are significantly condensed compared to the equivalent ICAEW Workbooks at the Advanced Level and Professional Level. 

We would prefer to be thorough and cover all the potential areas that could be tested than to try to condense things any further or focus only on "favourite" topics as we feel this is dangerous at the Advanced Level. 

Although you will need to put some time into reading through and familiarising yourself with our notes, this will be time well spent as you will revise all key Advanced Level and Professional Level content in a single book that can also be referenced on exam day much more quickly than the equivalent ICAEW resources for multiple Advanced Level and Professional Level topics.

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