CIMA P2 - Performance Management


Studying for the P2 exam

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Using the Kaplan Financial Knowledge Bank

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  • a quick answer to a quick question - if you have a P2 query then you should be able to access a trusted answer quickly and efficiently using either the search function, the top navigation bars or /and the side navigation.
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  • assumed knowledge - you can revise assumed knowledge from P1 by searching for the relevant topics and reading around the subjects.

The CIMA P2 syllabus

 The syllabus for P1 is split into 4 main areas:

A Pricing and product decisions

Start with the Relevant Costing page as this essentially underpins everything else, before moving on to the Decision Making page and exploring the pages linked to it. In particular you should llook at the pages on Key factor analysis and Linear programming.

B Cost planning and analysis for competitive advantage

Start with the Costing page and use the menu at the top or side to explore related topics. In particular look at the pages on lifecycle costing, kaizen costingtarget costing and other quality related costs.

C Budgeting and management control

 Start with the Budgeting page, partly if you need to recap the basics but also to explore related topics such as Beyond Budgeting. Then move on to the Performance Management page. Many of the pages linked to this one are relevant to you studies - in particular you could look at Non-financial performance indicators and Balanced scorecards.

D Control and performance measurement of responsibility centres

Start with the page on Divisional Performance Management and the pages linked to it, such as the one on Transfer Pricing.

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