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The role of marketing
Paper F1/FAB candidates need to have an understanding of the functions of all the main departments in a business organisation. This article focuses on and defines the role of marketing, the marketing mix, and the relationship between the marketing plan and the strategic plan.
Corporate governance: the board of directors and standing committees
This article introduces corporate governance and some of the basic concepts that underpin it, and explains the roles of the board of directors, the different types of company director and standing committees.
Communicating core values and mission
This article focuses on the syllabus area relating to an organisation’s core values and mission to the public, shareholders and employees. This is an objective which can easily get overlooked in the rush to master environmental analyses, strategic choice and outsourcing decisions.
Introduction to microeconomics
This article provides a broad overview of the important areas of microeconomics, introducing the key principles to those who have not previously studied the topic, while offering an update to those who have.
A question of ethics
This article gives an overview of professional ethics, a vitally important aspect of the work of the accountant - and new addition to the Paper F1/FAB syllabus from December 2011.
Not-for-profit organisations - part 1
The first part of two articles broadly describes the generic characteristics of not-for-profit organisations.
Not-for-profit organisations - part 2
In the second part of two articles, we take a specific and deeper look at charities, which are one of the more important types of not-for-profit organisations.
Understanding the importance of appraisals
The three main purposes of appraisals.
Theories of leadership style
The main approaches to leadership.
The importance of teams
The theories of team development.
Understanding Herzberg's motivation theory
Herzberg's motivation theory explained.
An outline of the approaches for management of diversity.
Let's get motivated
An explanation of how management theories on motivation can be applied in the workplace.
Updates to the ACCA Qualification in 2013
Gareth Owen, ACCA qualifications manager, explains the planned updates to the ACCA Qualification syllabuses taking place in 2013 as part of the process of continuous syllabus maintenance and improvement. The article highlights the latest syllabus changes, including any minor structural changes to exams.
Changes to the CAT and ACCA Knowledge module exams with the launch of ACCA's Diploma in Accounting and Business
A focus on the new ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business as part of the Foundations in Accountancy suite of qualifications, effective from December 2011.
How to answer multiple-choice questions
Answering MCQs successfully requires you to develop a range of skills and exam techniques. Taking the steps set out in this article will help you to maximise your marks.
This article considers the benefits of computer-based exams (CBEs), highlights the points that you need to be aware of when completing ACCA's current CBEs, and looks at the different types of questions.
How to prepare for Knowledge module exams
This article identifies some key steps in preparing Knowledge module exams and briefly discusses the wide range of resources available on the ACCA website, provided as guidance for students.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2013