Newcastle University Business School

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ICAEW Business Simulation

Career Development Week 2017

Date/Time: Thursday 02 November, 09:30 - 12:00

Venue: Room 4.20, Newcastle University Business School

This session gives you an insight into chartered accountancy, and is designed to highlight that as a chartered accountant you are also business adviser and don’t just deal with ‘money matters’. We have several business game scenarios and they have been adapted from the ACA final case study examinations.

The format of each business game differs, but a typical challenge involves looking at the financial overview of a company, carrying out a SWOT analysis and making key strategic business decisions/ recommendations. You will then present your findings and recommendations back to the ‘board of directors’ of the company in the case study.

You will work in a team and take on the role of ACA students, and you’ll use and develop your business knowledge and commercial awareness. The format is also a great preparation for assessment centres as you’ll need to use and develop communication, time management, team working and presentation skills.