Strategic Professional (Essentials)

Strategic Business Leader

Develops leadership skills, strategic decision-making, and ethics in complex business scenarios.

  • 15 hours of expert tuition
  • On-demand video lectures
  • Applied theory sessions
  • Integrated exam scenarios
  • Downloadable lesson notes
  • ACCA exam debrief lectures
  • 100s of Practice Questions
  • 250 exam-grade questions
  • Specimen exam debriefs
  • 130 exam-grade questions
  • Theory review lessons of key topics
  • Mock exam debriefs

Start learning from only £149

AWARD-winning tuition

World-beating Pass Rates in 2023

Course Features

Develops leadership skills, strategic decision-making, and ethics in complex business scenarios.

On-demand Video Lectures

HD video lectures covering the entire syllabus delivered by expert tutors. Crisp audio and vivid examples, accessible from anywhere.

Integrated Exam Scenarios + Solutions

Lectures include integrated questions, where your tutor walks you through exam-realistic scenarios explaining how to answer on exam day.

100s of Revision Questions
130 Revision Questions

Test your understanding with exam-grade practice questions across every chapter of the syllabus.

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Full Syllabus Course Notes

Download detailed course notes on the complete syllabus. Crafted with clarity, these concise and clear guides are filled with real-world examples.

ACCA Specimen Exam Debriefs

Your tutor walks you through every question from the ACCA LW specimen exam, explaining how you should answer on exam day.

Mock Exam Debriefs

Your tutor walks you through every question from two ACCA TX mock exams, explaining how you should answer on exam day.

Specimen Exam Debriefs

Your tutor walks you through every question from the ACCA AA specimen exam, explaining how you should answer on exam day.

Course Syllabus

Strategic Business Leader covers develops leadership skills, strategic decision-making, and ethics in complex business scenarios..

Section 1

1.5 hours of training
Leadership & Culture
Professionalism, Ethical Codes & The Public Interest

Section 2

3 hours of training
Agency
Governance Scope & Approaches
The Board of Directors
Public Sector Governance
Stakeholder Analysis & Social Responsibility
Reporting to Stakeholders

Section 3

2.75 hours of training
Concepts of Strategy
Environmental Issues
Competitive Forces
The Internal Resources, Capabilities & Competences of an Organisation
Strategic Choices

Section 4

1.25 hours of training
Identification, Assessment & Measurement of Risk
Managing, Monitoring & Mitigating Risk

Section 5

1.5 hours of training
Technology & Data
E-Business
IT Systems Security & Control

Section 6

0.75 hours of training
Management & Internal Control Systems
Audit, Controls & Reporting

Section 7

1.5 hours of training
Finance Transformation
Financial Analysis & Decision Making Techniques
Cost & Management Accounting

Section 8

2.5 hours of training
Disruptive Technology
Enabling Success & Change
Redesigning Processes
Change Management
Leading & Managing Projects

Section 9

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Your Tutor

Gary Dewey
MA, CGMA

Gary Dewey brings vast expertise and experience to his tuition. Gary is a Professor of Accounting at Durham University, with previous roles as lecturer at University of Liverpool and BPP. Students benefit hugely from Gary's impressive real-world achievements. Gary has served as Finance Director (FD) of Deluxe Data's UK operations; consultant FD on a UK management buyout team; as well as several other high-profile director and consultancy roles. He is also the owner/director of tax consultancy firm Numerological.

Gary teaches VIVA's ACCA SBL course.

course pricing

Standard or All Access

Strategic Business Leader

Standard Course

On-demand tuition to get yourself exam ready. Ideal for those who require a flexible learning schedule.

  • Full syllabus coverage
  • On-demand video lectures
  • Applied theory sessions
  • Integrated exam scenarios
  • 100s of practice questions
  • Downloadable lesson notes
  • 250 exam-grade questions
  • Specimen exam debrief lectures
  • 130 exam-grade practice questions
  • Mock exam debrief lectures
  • New features coming soon (added free of charge)
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ATX
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SBL
AFM
BT
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SBR
AAA
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APM

All 15 Courses

ACCA All Access

Get 12-month access to all 15 Standard Courses. Ideal for those planning to take 2+ exams this year.

  • All 15 ACCA courses
  • Full syllabus coverage
  • 228 hours of on-demand video lectures
  • Integrated exam scenarios
  • 1,255 exam-grade practice questions
  • Downloadable lesson notes
  • New elements coming soon (added free of charge)
FA
PM
AA
ATX
MA
TX
SBL
AFM
BT
FR
SBR
AAA
FM
LW
APM
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