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Cost Planning and Analysis for Competitive Advantage

Control and Performance Management of Responsibility Centres

Long-term Decision Making

Management Control and Risk

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Study Tips From Students

Great advice from current and former students on the most effective ways to revise the course content

5 Tips on how to Reduce Stress and Improve Focus

Tips on how to minimize stress and improve focus leading up to your exams.

Benefits of Peer Learning

An interesting article highlighting the benefits of studying with peers

P2 Transition Guide *

A useful article showing the key changes between the 2010 and 2015 P2 syllabus.

Five Must knows about the 2015 syllabus

Essential points regarding the syllabus.

Management Transition Video

A helpful video that provides information for those students that are affected by the changing syllabus.

Approaching Objective Test Questions

Beneficial information on what you can expect and how to approach the objective test questions.

Objective Test Style and Format *

A helpful insight into the different ways the questions will be formatted.

CIMA P2 Advanced Management Accounting - Free Exam Resource Page

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CIMA P2 Syllabus Topic

Cost Planning and Analysis for Competitive Advantage

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Relevant Costs

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A useful and simple explanation of relevant costs, with use of a short example.

Marginal Costing and Pricing

A short video explaining Marginal Costing and Marginal Revenue using examples. This video is good suplimentary information to the Study Text for CIMA P2.

ABC vs Absorption Costing

Product Life Cycle

A comprehensive video on Absorption and Activity Based Costing. It demonstrates how these costs are calculated and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Pricing Strategies

A comprehensive article about the Product Life Cycle. It explains each stage of the Product Life Cycle and demonstrates how the four P's need to be modified at different points in the cycle.

A short article explaining the different types of Pricing Strategies, factors that effect demand and the benefits of flexible pricing.

Value Chain

A great article explaining the Value Chain. It describes the different activities within the Value Chain particularly in the context of differentiation, technology and linkages.

Backflush Accounting

Defines and describes in detail Backflush Accounting which is commonly used in the Just-in-time theory. It includes two detailed worked through examples.

Total Quality Management

A very interesting video on TQM. It explains the development of Total Quality Management over time and the characteristics of this concept.  It also includes the benefits and limitations of this approach. This is a good introductory revision tool for the CIMA F2 Objective Test.

Theory of Constraints

Customer Profitability Analysis

An interesting article that explains the Theory of Constraints and discusses how it compares to Lean Thinking.

Learning Experience Curve

A very comprehensive article explaining Customer Profitability Analysis. It includes the benefits, how to analyse customer profitability, the approach to implementation and the development of the model.

An explanations of the Learning Curve illustrated through the use of graphs and calculations.

CIMA P2 Syllabus Topic

Control and Performance Management of Responsibility Centres

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Types of Responsibility Centres and Performance Measurement

60 Challenging Objective Test Style Questions in each CIMA Mock exam

This video presentation covers key aspects of Responsibility Centres. It includes the advantages and disadvantages of decentralised operations, preparing financial reports, and calculating and interpreting key financial formula.

Budgetary Control


Explains the concepts of budget controls and types, understanding master budgets and discusses zero based budgeting.

Transfer Pricing


This video explains Transfer Pricing. It includes the use of practical examples and discusses the different types of Transfer Pricing.  This compliments the transfer pricing topic outlined in the Astranti CIMA P2 Study Text.

A useful article explaining the Transfer Pricing Options, Market-based Transfer Prices, Cost-based Transfer Prices, Negotiated Transfer Prices, Survey of Practice, External Reporting, Dual Transfer Pricing, Transfer Pricing and Multinational Income Taxes.

Explains Benchmarking and identifies the five step process to improve profits. The latter part of the video has a useful summary and a practical example of how benchmarking works.

CIMA P2 Syllabus Topic

Long-term Decision Making

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Net Present Value and Internal Rate Return

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Explains IRR, PV and NPV in detail using definitions and calculations and examples.

Return on Capital Employment (ROCE)

A two minute video explaining how to calculate ROCE using a worked example. This video a useful addition to the content from the CIMA P2 Study Text.

CIMA P2 Syllabus Topic

Management Control and Risk

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Decision Trees

A useful presentation on Decision Trees is a good addition to the content covered in the P2 Study Text. The article covers how to solve different problems through a decision tree process.

Standard Deviation

A useful guide to Standard Deviation with work examples and calculations.This is great video to support your revision for the CIMA P2 Objective Test.

Risk Management

This article gives a detailed explanation of Risk Management. It includes a definition of risk and risk management and also includes the examples of the drivers of risk.

Study Texts for Kindle

A short video describing the process of Enterprise Risk Management. It discusses the five vital steps to effectively executing an enterprise risk management process.

P2 Technical Articles from CIMA Connect

This is a summary table of key articles from CIMA Connect. You will find these a helpful addition to the Astranti resources above.

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