IB Business Management
Business Management is a Sixth Form IB course that examines business decision-making and how decisions impact on, and are affected by, internal and external stakeholders. It examines how individuals and groups interact in organisations operating within a market that may be local or international.
The course helps to develop an understanding of business theories, principles and practices, and apply these in local, national and international contexts.
The IB course considers a range of business organisations and activities and the cultural and economic context in which they operate. Emphasis is placed on strategic decision-making and critical thinking. Links between the topics are central to the course and this integration promotes a holistic overview of business activity.
The Business Management course aims to help pupils understand the implications of business activity in a global market. It is designed to give pupils an international perspective of business and to promote an appreciation of cultural diversity through the study of topics such as international marketing, human resource management, growth, and business strategy.
The course encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns and issues of responsibility in the global business environment. The Higher Level coursework requires pupils to investigate and provide a solution to a real business problem, whilst the Standard Level coursework requires pupils to write a commentary on a contemporary issue.
The Business A-level (AQA) course takes a holistic approach to the subject, demonstrating the interrelated nature of business. Pupils are required to use business models, theories and techniques to support their analyses of contemporary business issues and scenarios.
The content of the course is designed to engage pupils through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society such as the role of digital technology and business ethics. Globalisation is a key theme of the course, and pupils are required to gain an appreciation of the role of international trade and multinational corporations in the world economy. Pupils will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment. They will learn how to compile and interpret quantitative and qualitative data in order to make informed proposals. The course is designed to be engaging and rewarding. Pupils will be expected to be committed to study the subject and dedicated in their desire to apply all that they have learned to events at a local, national and international level.
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