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Strategic Business Leader (SBL)

The new exam will challenge you to demonstrate the right blend of technical, ethical and professional skills in the evaluation, synthesis and presentation of responses through the context of an innovative case study.

The SBL case study exam makes a big step forward - from learning and applying theories to solving real business problems in practical scenarios. Decent understanding of broad range of issues will be necessary to succeed, together with strong exam technique skills.

About Strategic Business Leader

The SBL is a 4-hour examination that requires the candidates to use what they have learned to solve practical tasks, all linked to a single scenario. Marks are awarded for relevant content of the answers as well as for demonstrating specific professional skills that are necessary in different situations.

SBL looks into the following key topics: Leadership; Corporate governance; Strategy (analysis – choice – implementation); Risk management; Technology and data analysis; Organisational control; Finance in planning and decision making; Innovation, performance excellence and change management.


Why to study with PwC´s Academy?

  • We offer a variety of learning solutions to suit the different needs and preferences of our clients, ranging from intensive face-to-face courses to on-line study and revision support.
  • The courses are very practical and exam focused - all topics are taught and practiced on exam-style questions and real life examples.
  • SBL tutor team proved their capabilities by very high scores in tutors' mock exercise organised by ACCA.
  • Our tutors have an outstanding track record of positive client feedback and high pass rates in ACCA exams preceding the SBL (P1 and P3)


Study options: Choose the way that suits you most!

1. Face to face course

8-day intensive face-to-face course with PwC’s Academy expert tutor will equip you with knowledge and skills necessary to pass the new Strategic Business Leader case study exam.

The interactive training focuses on the key pre-requisites of success in the exam in a balanced way. It will enable you to:

  • comprehend and apply the underlying theory and tools in solving case study tasks; 
  • demonstrate the professional skills that form 20 % of the total marks.

A mock exam on the last day of the training will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned and obtaion feedback and recommendations from your tutor.

3. Live Online course

Interactive on-line course runs live on the weekend of 18-19 August 2018 for all who wish to practice what they have learned (and to add what is yet missing). The training is suited to the students of PwC’s Academy Master Class Videos and to self-study students who want to increase their chances of passing the exam in September.

The intensive training covers revision of selected syllabus areas through question practice, with strong focus on case study exam technique.


2. Master Class Videos - NEW!

Perfect cost-benefit solution if you prefer to study at your own pace and wish to develop a focused and efficient approach. The syllabus is very wide and case study exam is different to your previous ACCA papers – let’s not put your exam success at risk. Get started with our help and then continue your own way.

The Master Class Videos consists of 4 recorded sessions with PwC’s Academy expert tutor who will help you to build your exam technique and confidence step-by-step. You will learn how it works on two solved case studies and then apply the same approach to all other topics.  

Video #1 - SBL Roadmap - key topics in SBL

SBL Roadmap Master Class introduces key areas of SBL syllabus in a systematic manner. It starts from the big picture and shows the top-down route to detail of individual topics. You will learn how to approach your preparation with the aim of applying the knowledge in solving practical tasks.

Video #2 - SBL Case Study - structure and exam technique

This Master Class session introduces the techniques that help maximize the marks gained in the SBL exam. You will learn how to approach the exam in an efficient manner: plan and control your time, understand the requirements, respond to them using appropriate tools and demonstrate professional skills.

Videos #3 and 4 - Two case studies solved step-by-step

You will apply the exam techniques learned in the previous sessions to solve practical case studies. 

Price: 4 800 CZK + VAT




Upcoming SBL courses:

HiddenDate Date Course Title
20210814 14/08/21 Strategic Business Leader (SBL) – Live Online course (2 days)
20210821 21/08/21 Performance Management (PM) – Live Online course (2 days)
20210821 21/08/21 Financial Reporting (FR) – Live Online course (2 days)
20210828 28/08/21 Advanced Performance Management (APM) – Live Online course (2 days)
20210828 28/08/21 Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) – Live Online course (2 days)
20210828 28/08/21 Financial Management (FM) – Live Online course (2 days)
20210828 28/08/21 Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) – Live Online course (2 days)


Anna Štiptová

Anna Štiptová

ACCA Client Training Coordinator, PwC's Academy, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 703 182 345

Michal Vychodil

Michal Vychodil

Head of PwC's Academy, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 602 589 530

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