SDM - Spring 2022 - Exam syllabus is now up

The new syllabus is up! https://www.soa.org/globalassets/assets/files/edu/2022/spring/syllabi/cfesdm.pdf

Exam date: April 28, 2022

Big change: The managerial accounting material is no longer there (not a surprise as it was put on the CFE syllabus last sitting)

Other changes:

  1. added new Budgeting textbook - 6 chapters, but nowhere near as much testable material as the old managerial accounting material
  2. added a chapter from the Valuation book - Ch. 11 on Equity option compensation impact on valuation
  3. 4 new study notes that relate to the strategic management and organizational behavior material - only a modest amount of testable material here
  4. new edition of the Strategic Management textbook - but so far it looks like the only changes in the new edition are the examples used. Will update you when I go through this a bit more.

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Hope everyone had a happy new year! Just a couple of updates to this post:

  1. Just confirming that the new edition of the Strategic Management book (the 13th) is very close to the 12th edition → there are updated examples, but only one new definition and its fairly minor. So using the 12th edition should be fine.

  2. the case study for SDM is updated each February - so be sure to watch for that. The case is more important for this exam than ERM or CFE.

Steve
I help students pass SDM

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