Strategic Business Leader

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ACCA SBL Highlights

SBL mirrors the workplace and provides you with real world challenges allowing you to demonstrate a blend of technical, practical and professional skills. Work through the Ethics and Professional Skills module either before you start, or alongside your studies. This gives you insight into professional skills that you can apply in your exam and in the workplace.

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Attempts Mar|Jun|Sep|Dec

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ACCA SBL Syllabus

A. Leadership

1. Qualities of leadership
2. Leadership and organisational culture
3. Professionalism, ethical codes and the public interest

B. Governance

1. Agency
2. Stakeholder analysis and organisational social responsibility
3. Governance scope and approaches
4. Reporting to stakeholders
5. The board of directors
6. Public sector governance

C. Strategy

1. Concepts of strategy
2. Environmental issues
3. Competitive forces
4. The internal resources, capabilities and competences of an organisation
5. Strategic choices

D. Risk

1. Identification, assessment and
measurement of risk
2. Managing, monitoring and mitigating risk

E. Technology and data analytics

1. Cloud and mobile technology
2. Big data and data analytics
3. E- business: value chain
4. IT systems security and control

F. Organisational control and audit

1. Management and internal control systems
2. Audit and compliance
3. Internal control and management reporting

G. Finance in planning and decision-making

1. Finance function
2. Financial analysis and decision- making techniques
3. Cost and management accounting

H. Innovation, performance excellence and change management

1. Enabling success: organising
2. Enabling success: disruptive technologies
3. Enabling success: talent
4. Enabling success: performance
5. Managing strategic change
6. Innovation and change management
7. Leading and managing projects

I. Professional skills

1. Communication
2. Commercial acumen
3. Analysis
4. Scepticism
5. Evaluation

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