Operational Level

E1 Objective Test

  • 10 hours of on-demand video lectures by a subject expert
  • 500+ post-chapter CIMA-grade practice questions
  • 5 Mock Exams of 60 questions each
  • Downloadable course notes covering the entire syllabus
The course is on-demand. Access lasts 6 months from the purchase date.
what will you be learning?

Course Syllabus

The central role that finance plays in an organisation, and how and why technologies used impact the finance function.

How to use and examine data collected and processed by machines to create and preserve value for organisations.  

How the finance function is structured and shaped, and how it interacts with other parts of the organisation to achieve the objectives of the whole organisation.

Pre-course work
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Objective Test Success
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Before diving into the E1 syllabus, it’s worth taking a step back and considering what is going to set you up for this type of exam i.e. an objective test exam. In this set of videos, you’ll learn about the format of CiMA’s objective test exams, how best to prepare for the exam, and what approach you should take on the day of the exam itself.
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E1 Overview Videos
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Over the course of six video lectures, you’ll get a quick overview of the entire E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World syllabus. Your tutor will talk you through the basics of the role of the finance function, technology, data and information in a digital world, the shape and structure of the finance area and how it relates to the rest of the organisation.
Week 1
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Role of the Finance Function
After this section you’ll understand how finance can create and preserve value. You’ll also learn about corporate governance, ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). At the end of this chapter there are 50 exam-style questions to test your knowledge.
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Activities of Finance Professionals
Here you’ll learn about the information to impact framework, types and source of data and information, and technology and stakeholders. As with all of our unit chapters, there is an end of chapter CIMA exam-standard test of your knowhow.
Week 2
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Technologies Used in Business and Finance
CIMA expects modern CGMAs to be digitally-savvy, and the enterprise pillar (E1, E2, E3) is where most of this theory is presented. In this chapter, you’ll learn all about the fourth industrial revolution and key technologies for modern organisations. Test your knowledge with 58 end of chapter exam questions.
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Digital Technologies and the Finance Function
In this chapter, you’ll deepen your understanding of all things digital. Over the course of six video lectures you’ll see the impact of new technologies on the finance function, key digital skills, data ethics and corporate digital responsibility (CDR). As usual, there are end of chapter exam questions to make sure you really understand what you have seen in the video lectures.
Week 3
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Data and the Finance Function
Here you’ll see how technology can improve the decision making capabilities of the finance function by making better sense of information and data. You’ll also learn how data and technology can be used by other areas of the business such as operations and marketing.There are 50 end of chapter exam questions.
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Data in Creating and Preserving Value for Organisations
In this chapter you’ll be led through a series of videos discussing feedback and data strategy, business intelligence, data modelling, manipulation and analysis, big data and data visualisation. Consolidate your learning with 50 end of chapter exam questions.
Week 4
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Structure and Shape of the Finance Function
Here you’ll be taking a look at Mintzberg’s organisational structure and comparing it to traditional and modern organisational structures. You’ll also learn about the impact of automation on the finance function and the scalar chain and span of control. As always, you’ll be tested at the end of the chapter with exam-standard questions.
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The Operating Levels of the Finance Function
Over the course of this section, your course tutor will talk you through topics such as financial operations and insight, specialist finance areas, and strategic partnering and leadership. There are 25 end of chapter questions.
Week 5
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The Finance Function and Operations
In this chapter, you’ll look first at the role of operations in the organisation before going on to consider how operations are managed to ensure efficient delivery and how supply chains are managed. Finally, you’ll learn about business partnering and KPIs. There is an end of chapter test to consolidate your learning.
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The Finance Function and Sales and Marketing
In this series of video lectures your tutor will offer in-depth explanation of the marketing mix and environment, and different sales and marketing techniques. Test yourself after watching the video lectures with our exam-standard questions.
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The Finance Function and Human Resources
The focus of this chapter is human resources (HR) - how HR recruits and selects employees, how HR develops and trains employees, and finally, how HR motivates workers and how it appraises and rewards performance. There will also be discussion of business partnering and KPIs. Ensure you have really understood the video lectures with 35 end of chapter questions.
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The Finance Function and IT
In the final chapter of the course you’ll be learning all about the IT function. If you’re currently a little lost when it comes to management information systems, virtual organisations, how IT impacts change, data security, and big data, we’ll soon put that right! As always, there are end of chapter exam questions to ensure you’ve really understood what you’ve learned in the video lectures.
Week 6
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Mock Exam 1
Now it’s time to put everything you’ve learned over the 12 course chapters into practice with a CIMA standard exam. You’ll have 90 minutes to complete a 60 question exam, just as you would on the day of the real E1 exam.
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Mock Exam 2
60 more exam-standard questions for you to complete under exam conditions.
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Mock Exam 3
The third exam-standard mock for you to complete in a 1.5 hour sitting.
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Mock Exam 4
After three full exam sittings, you should be feeling confident. Just in case you need extra practice, you can take a 4th full mock exam to fine-tune your knowledge and exam readiness.
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Mock Exam 5
We’re spoiling you now! With a 5th full exam paper you’ll be getting a huge amount of exam practice before you sit your official CIMA exam.
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Hotspot sessions

As well as access to over 10 hours of on-demand video lectures covering the core syllabus, you will find bonus "Hotspot Sessions". For those particularly trick subject areas, your tutor offers a deeper dive to ensure understanding.

  • Complex topics are broken down into plain English
  • All hotspot topics are explained with concrete examples
  • Walkthroughs of exam-style questions to ensure full comprehension

Live webinars

Tap into your course tutor’s deep expertise by asking questions & getting answers immediately. From pre-seen analyses to mid-course check-ins, our live sessions cover a range of topics and student needs. And if you miss a session, you can always watch the replay.

  • Interact with your CIMA tutors during Q&A segments
  • Never miss a session with full replay access
  • Mock writing guidance, theory applied sessions, and more.

Personalisation and learning analytics

Our course design is based on the latest science of learning. Part of optimal study is ensuring that you have the data and control that you need to shape the resources to your needs. VIVA does just that.

  • Data dashboard to track your course progress and average scores
  • Control video playback - slow down or speed up as you require
  • Progress tracker ensures you know where you last stopped studying

Online exam simulator

Not only to do you get 500+ CIMA-grade practice questions as standard - but you get to practice these in our online exam simulator, to ensure maximal preparation for the real-life exam!

  • Choose from 3 time modes - No Limit, Exam Mode, or Quick Mode
  • Choose how you see your answers - after each question, or after the exam
  • See mock breakdown of how you scored in each syllabus area

Complete mock exam coverage

The Case Study course comes complete with professionally written mock exams as standard (3 for OCS, 5 for MCS and SCS), freshly written for each new pre-seen cycle. Our mocks are weighted in accordance with official CIMA subject and grading criteria.

  • Professionally written mocks tailored to current pre-seen document
  • Model solutions written by former CIMA prizewinners
  • Unlock mock marking at any time for complete exam preparation
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Live Workshops

As an Elite Student, you will gain access to 12 hours of private, live cohort workshops with your expert Case Study tutor. Each workshop is thematically focused on a different aspect of the Case Study exam, with an emphasis on practice, application, and exam technique secrets.

  • Work with your tutor and fellow Elite students on problems
  • Offer and exchange ideas, feedback, and doubts with your tutor
  • Develop answers and insights in collaboration
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Tutor-led Forums

As an Elite student, you will gain exclusive 24 hour access to a private, tutor-led Slack discussion group. Here you will be able to post and share queries, topics for discussion, helpful sources and articles. Your tutor will also regularly share helpful materials, and prompt discussions and debate between workshop sessions.

  • Bounce ideas off fellow Elite students in relaxed environment
  • Take advantage of Slack's great community features
  • Seek assistance from your Tutor at any time

Live workshops

Our live sessions are run outside of work hours. Tap into your course tutor’s deep expertise by asking questions & getting answers immediately. From pre-seen analyses to intensive workshops, our live sessions cover a range of topics and student needs. And if you miss a session, you can always watch the replay.

  • Interact with your CIMA tutors
  • Elite workshop sessions with lecturer and small student cohorts
  • Receive regular notifications on upcoming webinars

Tutor-led private discussion group

"I have tried mocks from other providers, but VIVA's are the best". Neofytus (SCS Aug17) isn't alone in thinking this. Our Case Study mocks are written in-house by our team of CIMA experts, tailored to the current pre-seen, and modelled closely on the real CIMA papers. Practice in our online exam simulator under timed conditions.

  • 13 Mock Exams per exam window across OCS, MCS and SCS
  • Professionally prepared model answers with every mock
  • Marking services can be added at any time

Mock marking

120+ hours of video lectures by subject experts, covering the entire CIMA syllabus. That's an average of 10 hours per subject. Watch anywhere, anytime. All our lectures are concise, high definition, using only the highest quality audio and example-led visualisations.

  • Special hotspot sessions devote additional time to tricky areas
  • Learning interface keeps track of where you stopped watching
  • View at any speed setting that you prefer

Tutor office hours

"I have tried mocks from other providers, but VIVA's are the best". Neofytus (SCS Aug17) isn't alone in thinking this. Our Case Study mocks are written in-house by our team of CIMA experts, tailored to the current pre-seen, and modelled closely on the real CIMA papers. Practice in our online exam simulator under timed conditions.

  • 13 Mock Exams per exam window across OCS, MCS and SCS
  • Professionally prepared model answers with every mock
  • Marking services can be added at any time
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Your expert tutor
Hugo Newman

Hugo holds a PhD from University College Dublin, where he tutored for 3 years while researching the intersection of public policy, ethics and economics. He is the co-founder of VIVA.

Hugo teaches both E1 and E2 for VIVA, as well as the OCS, MCS and SCS, where he specialises in industry analyses and the application of Enterprise (E1, E2, E3) topics to the cases.

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VIVA was one of only six tuition providers worldwide to win the prestigious CIMA Global Pass Rate Excellence Award in 2020.

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(*Standard Courses are included in All Access membership)
E1 Objective Test
Standard Course

A comprehensive online course for the independent learner

Pre-seen Analysis Lectures (4 hrs)
Objective Review Lectures (3 hrs)
E3/F3/P3 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E2/F2/P2 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E1/F1/P1 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
5 Mock Exams with Solutions
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Tutor-Annotated Pre-seen
2 Live Tutor Check-in Sessions
100s of Pages of Course Notes
Unlimited Replays of Live Webinars
Private Student Discussion Group
Live Tutor Workshops (12 hours)
Mock Marking*
Personal Tutor Office Hours
3 Live Mock Debrief Sessions
Private Tutor-Led Forum

Course access runs until 31st of August 2022.
*Mock marking can be purchased separately at any time.

E1 Objective Test
Elite Course

Ideal for students seeking intensive, personalised 1-to-1 training

Pre-seen Analysis Lectures (4 hrs)
Objective Review Lectures (3 hrs)
E3/F3/P3 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E2/F2/P2 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E1/F1/P1 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
5 Mock Exams with Solutions
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Tutor-Annotated Pre-seen
2 Live Tutor Check-in Sessions
100s of Pages of Course Notes
Unlimited replays of live webinars
Private Student Discussion Group
Live Tutor Workshops (12 hours)
Mock Marking for All Mocks
Personal Tutor Office Hours
3 Live Mock Debrief Sessions
Private Tutor-Led Forum

Course access runs until 31st of August 2022.

E1 Objective Test
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Access to the E1 Objective Test Course until the end of the chosen exam window.

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Ideal for those who are soon sitting the E1 Objective Test but are unsure of their future study plans.

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Unlimited access to all CIMA Courses for 12 months, inc all Case Study & Objective Test mock exams
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Unlimited Access to all CIMA Standard Courses for 12 months. Designed for students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

Access to all CIMA Courses for 12 months

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Designed for those students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

  • 1,000+ hours of premium CIMA study content
  • All Case Study/Objective Test Mock Exams included
  • Hundreds of hours of on-demand video lectures
  • Downloadable course notes covering entire syllabus
  • All materials automatically updated throughout year
Only £34 per course, saving you £1000s vs buying each course separately!
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What’s VIVA’s pass rate?

Due to GDPR restrictions, it is increasingly difficult to compile our students’ pass rates whether directly or via CIMA. However, VIVA has had consistently high pass rates over the years, and this is attested to by the fact that VIVA was awarded the prestigious Global Pass Rate Excellence Award in 2020 by CIMA itself.

Make sure to check out what students are saying about us here.

How is this course so cheap? I see other tuition providers charging thousands for single courses.

VIVA was born entirely online, and since day one has maintained a small team of dedicated experts. This low cost-base has allowed for relatively high investment in a streamlined online learning platform and high-quality production values. This in turn has allowed us to scale our tuition rapidly, reaching thousands of students across the world.

Our low cost-base and scaled delivery affords us the luxury of being able to charge radically lower prices for premium-grade courses than traditional, brick-and-mortar tuition providers (or online providers with bloated administration and sales teams who target and service large institutional clients).

Does VIVA offer feedback/marking on students’ mock exam answers?

Yes. After you purchase a Case Study course or All Access membership with VIVA, you will be offered the chance to add marking services to your account. You will be able to purchase corrections for anywhere from 1 mock exam to 5 mock exams, and these can be used during any of the Case Study exam windows. Once you have 5 mock exams corrected (whether during one exam window or across several), you can repurchase corrections services as and when needed.

Case Study Elite course students have marking for 5 mock exams included as standard.

If I fail my exam, will I still have access to the VIVA course?

That depends on the plan you purchase. If you purchase a single case study course, you will have access for the duration of the relevant exam window (i.e. until the final CIMA exam date for that window). If you purchase a single objective test course, you will have 6 months of access to the course from the date of purchase. If you purchase the All Access membership, you will have access to the course (and all courses) for 12 months from the date of purchase. And don’t worry: your subscription/access will not auto-renew. You will be automatically notified when your access is due to expire, but you get to decide whether or not you would like to renew.

What if I don’t like the course? Is there some kind of money back guarantee?

Yes, if within 72 hours of purchasing you are not satisfied with VIVA’s course, you are entitled to claim an immediate refund - no questions asked.

Can I download the video lessons, or view them offline?

No, the video lessons can only be viewed online on VIVA’s website and may not be downloaded due to copyright restrictions.

I have another question that is not answered here. How can I get in touch with VIVA?

If you're still confused, just drop us an email at info@vivatuition.com, or use our live chat box (bottom right), and a member of the team will be happy to help.