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September 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm #273337
Over the moon……Passed first attempt. Thank you thank you Opentuition….hats off to Trephena for your amazing support. Thank you to my mentor Collen Mahambo for excellent guidance.
May 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm #248993
Good evening Trephena,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.
I managed to submit. Hope all goes well.
Thank you so so much.
May 18, 2015 at 7:19 am #246742
Please help. I am about to submit but do not know if there is any place where the mentor signs or maybe write their details? Where do i note my mentor in the whole process besides their guidance? Or maybe there is somewhere during uploading where i fill in their details?
May 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm #244931
Thank you for that wonderful advice.
Sorry Ive just been a little busy. Im almost done with my project and Im now considering the submission part. I have posted my query about my mentor’s on the “Queries related to Mentors and Mentoring” forum.
I used a model and reproduced a replica of the Kaplan textbook diagram. Should I mention that its my own “drawing” of the Kaplan diagram or I should reference the Kaplan diagram? I hope my question makes sense.
May 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm #244923
The News and updates OBU has the following info;
“Mentors & Mentoring Website
The revised mentoring programme and website were successfully re-launched in February 2015 (slightly later than envisaged), for this reason students will be permitted to use a non-listed mentor for the last time in P30 (i.e. the old rules will apply to the May submissions).
However from P31 all mentors will have had to have successfully completed the online mentoring course AND still be a member of ACCA with a current up to date subscription. Checks will be made on mentors to ensure compliance with OBU rules.”
I have two mentors;
-A Lecturer at a university lecturing ACCA and CIMA subjects.
Qualification B Comm in Accounting, MBA and full CIMA
-A close relative who has written and passed the OBU Degree topic 8
His a lecturer, ACCA, OBU degree, MBA.
Both are not registered with the mentoring programme. Who would be the best person to use? How do I use a non-registered mentor?
May 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm #243649
Those were meant to be exclamation marks !!!!!
I also put a smiley face… it must have wondered off.
As you can tell Im more excited about my challenge. With the help of dedicated people like you I think more students will overcome the fear of doing the not so common topics. You really made doing this topic worthwhile.
Now I just want to pass to make you proud ????
Am I allowed to mention you in my skills and learning statement. I really would because I came so close to dropping this topic and doing topic 8 which would have meant deferring to period 31.
I cant thank you enough.
May 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm #243515
Thank you once again.
I saw the issue of the comparator/ competitor from the 2015 exampler. I also didnt see the reason since the project is generally about evaluating financial and operational consequences.
It would be such a huge relief as the issues surrounding the acqujsition are many and very interesting. You initially said your strength is what not to do but it appears everything you are advising me is so spot on.
I have downloaded and read over 50 journals and articles. I also have a couple of relevant texts.
I will definetly update you on my anslysis.
Thank you a million times over. You are just too kind ????
April 30, 2015 at 12:26 am #243311
Good day Trephena,
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I will copy and paste as you have stated. I have also read the 3 part article and it has been very helpful.
May 9, 2013 at 11:58 am #124965
Try to understand what you are reading. Dont read for the sake of passing only but also so that you use the knowledge you gain in the real world. It is much easier to remember something you undestand than something that you memorised. If you read a topic and you find that its not making sense to you, take a breather, go on the internet and research the meaning of terms used in the particular topic and the use or significance in the real world. When you have the sketch of the topic then go back to your study text or videos. Hopefully things will be much clearer. ACCA is too bulky to memorise, try to understand. It might mean reading the same thing 2 or 3 times. Im writing F4, F6, F7 and F8. This strategy is working well for me.
May 4, 2015 at 9:32 pm #244074
Thank you for highlighting that point.
Here’s what happened; the company Im doing my project on was acquired 8/9 years back in 2007 when it was making very healthy profits. Today the same company is on the verge of collapse. The reasons why are so F9 like and very interesting. My analysis is 3 years pre-acq i.e 2004, 2005, 2006. My post-acq is the 3 most recent years. My SWOT analysis will mainly rely on annual reports and articles from business websites. It will be pre-acq SWOT and current i.e where the company stands as of this year.
The time lapse will enable be to analyse the financial and operational consequences i.e to see if the acquisition was a success. Please correct me if Im wrong because I wrote that reason in my project.
I have to date collected and read over 120 articles and journal, though quite a number are reporting on the same story. I have a separate folder for the ones I will actually use in my project. I do not have a draft project because I was typing but I do have my rough notebook which concurs what is in my report, that I initially intended to do topic 8 until I discovered the company was acquired. Topic 8 wasnt going to work anyway because the company has been making losses for the past 3 years.
What came first…… the company. I had my own reasons for selecting it, then I chose the topic. It was after researching on the topic that I found it was not a common topic but that didnt matter because I wanted to tell the story of “my” ailing company.
Can I use my notebook, downloads, and print outs as proof that it was my own work.
You mentioned, on another forum, that using a diagram from the internet would be copywriting. I found a diagram showing the number of acquisitions in the country of the acquired company. What if I create my own graph to represent the same data, how do I then reference it. Do I reference the graph or the page where I got it from.
Thank you once again for your support and advice.
May 1, 2015 at 10:40 am #243492
Thank you for taking time to help people like myself. I am very grateful.
I am submitting in period 30 and have done most of the ground work. I am able to put in at least 6 hours a day and I am currently a full-time student. My report is about 3000 words so far. My project objectives and research questions my report will answer are already in place. I am moving on to the remaining 4500 which will be the analysis part and indeed the most important. I have researched about the acquired company and already have my SWOT analysis ready to type. I have captured my post-acquisition financials for the acquired company and its competitor and have already done the ratio analysis. I am well-versed in IT so the graphs will not take me long to do. I am left with the pre-acquisition financials as I did not know what to do but since getting help from you I am clearer. I think this part will be quicker as I already have the template from the pre-acq financials.
I also want to apply a model to do a business analysis of the parent but I am yet to determine which one best fits my report.
I had been using Google scholar but not as effectively as you mentioned.
Do you still think I am doing the impossible?
Thank you once again for your help.