Management Level

E2 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 fundamentals of business models and how new business and operating models can be developed to improve the performance of organisations.

How different styles of leadership can be used to improve the performance of individuals to achieve organisational goals and how to use performance management concepts and techniques to implement strategies effectively and efficiently.

Use of project management concepts and techniques useful in implementing strategies. (Project management is linked to capital investment decision-making which is covered in P2).

Pre-course work
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Objective Test Success
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Before getting stuck into the E2 course content, it’s worth considering for a moment what this subject and exam involve more generally. In this series of video lectures, you’ll gain an understanding of the nature of CIMA’s objective test exams, optimal preparation and learning approaches, and what to expect and do to maximise your chances on the day of the exam.
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E2 Overview Videos
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Here we focus on the content of E2 itself, with this set of videos giving you a good general sense of the topics and themes you can expect to find in E2 Managing Performance. Our subject expert will introduce you to business models and value creation, managing people performance, and managing projects.
Week 1
8.5 hours of tuition
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The Ecosystems of Organisations
Now we get into the meat of the course, starting here with chapter one. Our E2 expert talks you through the nature of business ecosystems, their driving forces, the interactions and participants that characterise them, and more. 52 exam-quality practice questions in VIVA’s online exam simulator will test your understanding.
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The Elements of Business Models
This series of lectures breaks down the concept of the business model, and unpacks each of the components - defining value, creating value, delivering value and capturing value. Test your understanding at the end of the chapter with 59 practice questions.
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Digital Disruption and Digital Business Models
Here we combine the insights on business models with emerging digital technologies and the interaction between the two. We look at disruptive business models, digital operating models, and the creation of a digital workforce. Challenge yourself upon completion with 46 CIMA-grade practice questions.
Week 2
15.5 hours of tuition
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Key Concepts in Management
We move now into the key syllabus area of managing people performance, starting with the foundational concepts of management. We cover theories ranging from the classical school, through systems theory all the way to contemporary concepts in management. This chapter is rounded off with 39 practice questions.
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Key Concepts in Leadership
In this chapter we focus on what makes for good leadership in an organisation. You’ll gain an understanding of personality and trait theories, contingency theories, and transactional vs transformational leadership. Round off your study with 35 exam style questions.
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Managing Performance
Now we really get to the core of the subject, where you’ll learn how best to manage the performance of personnel in an organisation. We unpack the behavioural aspects of control, performance reporting and appraisal, and rewards and sanctions. This chapter is examined with 31 exam-grade practice questions.
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Coaching, Mentoring and the Work Environment
Moving into more abstract terrain here, we talk about the differences between coaching and mentoring, the significance of organisational culture, and how to navigate relationships between the employer and employee. Then put your understanding to the test with 41 CIMA-grade test questions.
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Managing Relationships
Some really useful practical lessons here when it comes to sustaining and improving work relationships. We explain in detail some of the key dynamics and potential problems of working in groups and teams, potential communication problems, and how they can be overcome. Test your knowledge with 35 exam-grade questions.
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Negotiation and Conflict Management
Two indispensable skills in any work environment, and especially important for managers. Here we take you through negotiation, influence and persuasion, and conflict management and resolution techniques. 34 end of chapter exam-grade questions will ensure you have understood everything.
Week 3
7.5 hours of tuition
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Introduction to Project Management
We shift our focus now to projects, and their effective management. In this series of video lessons we introduce you to foundational ideas like objectives and stages and project controls. Review your understanding with 58 exam questions.
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Project Management Tools and Techniques
This chapter grounds you in some of the most important tools and methods for ensuring that projects fulfill their goals in a timely manner. We explain in detail gantt charts, critical path analysis, PERT, and project risk management among other techniques..47 CIMA-grade exam questions will consolidate your learning.
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Project Leadership
The final chapter of video lectures applies ideas of leadership to the context of projects. You’ll learn about how to structure projects, the personnel and key roles of projects, and project stakeholder management. Finish out your learning phase with 42 practice questions.
Week 4
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Mock Exam
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Mock Exam 1
Now to really challenge yourself by putting yourself in exam conditions with VIVA’s online exam simulator. 60 unique, exam-grade questions in 90 minutes. Solutions and grading included.
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Mock Exam 2
60 more professionally written exam questions under timed, online conditions.
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Mock Exam 3
Our third mock exam with 60 unique, CIMA-grade exam questions. By this point you should be approaching that passing grade!
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Mock Exam 4
Our fourth mock exam takes a random set of 60 questions from our chapter banks to create another opportunity for you to confirm your retention and understanding.
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Mock Exam 5
The final, fifth mock exam taken from our chapter bank. Nail this one, and then head for the real 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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(*Standard Courses are included in All Access membership)
E2 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.

E2 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.

E2 Objective Test
Single Course

Access to the E2 Objective Test Course until the end of the chosen exam window.

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Ideal for those who are soon sitting the E2 Objective Test but are unsure of their future study plans.

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All 12 CIMA Courses
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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MCS
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SCS
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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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Course FAQs

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.