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The new Course Guide for the IB Business and Management Diploma Programme. This syllabus guide is to be used with students sitting their first exams May and November 2016.

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Contents  Introduction 1 Purpose of this document   1  The Diploma Programme   2  Nature of the subject   6  Approaches to...

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Introduction  The Diploma Programme  The Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for stude...

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Introduction  Nature of the subject  Business management Business management is a rigorous, challenging and dynamic discip...

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Nature of the subject   Distinction between SL   HL The HL course in business management differs from the SL course in bus...

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Nature of the subject   Concept  Possible knowledge questions                  Is it possible to objectively evaluate how ...

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Introduction  Approaches to teaching and learning of business management  Like all IB courses, the Diploma Programme busin...

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Approaches to teaching and learning of business management        Globalization        Innovation        Strategy.  Some t...

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Approaches to teaching and learning of business management  Concept  Understanding in relation to the course  Examples of ...

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Approaches to teaching and learning of business management  Concept  Understanding in relation to the course  Examples of ...

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Approaches to teaching and learning of business management  The resources may cover a wide range of contemporary business ...

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Approaches to teaching and learning of business management  Students coming from the MYP are familiar with a conceptual ap...

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Introduction  Assessment objectives  By the end of the business management course, students are expected to reach the foll...

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Introduction  Assessment objectives in practice  Assessment objective  Which component addresses this assessment objective...

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Assessment objectives in practice   Assessment objective  Which component addresses this assessment objective   How is the...

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Assessment objectives in practice   Assessment objective  Key command term  Depth  2.   Analyse  These terms require stude...

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Syllabus  Syllabus outline  Syllabus component  Unit 1  Business organization and environment 1.1   Teaching hours SL  HL ...

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Syllabus outline   Syllabus component  Teaching hours SL  HL  35  50  10  30  Internal assessment  15  30  Total teaching ...

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Syllabus  Syllabus content  Unit 1  Business organization and environment In this first introductory unit, business manage...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  The nature of business activity in each sector and the impact of sect...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  1.3  Organizational objectives Vision sta...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  The difference between internal and external growth  AO2  The followi...

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Syllabus content   Theory of knowledge   suggested links      How do assumptions about what a business is and how a busine...

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Syllabus content   Unit 2  Human resource management In this unit, students explore how businesses recruit, organize, deve...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  The following types of appraisal   AO2        summative        360-de...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  Changes in organizational structures  such as project-based organizat...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  The following types of non-financial rewards   AO2  Elements of organ...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  Sources of conflict in the workplace  AO2...

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Syllabus content   Unit 3  Finance and accounts Irrespective of their size, scope and sector, all organizations need robus...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  Short, medium and long-term finance  AO1  The appropriateness, advant...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  Depreciation using the following methds  ...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  The following further efficiency ratios  ...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  The importance of budgets for organizatio...

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Syllabus content   Unit 4  Marketing Marketing is an essential business function  it creates a bridge between an organizat...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  How marketing strategies evolve as a response to changes in customer ...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  Up to four-part moving average, sales tre...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  4.5  The four Ps  product, price, promoti...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  Promotion The following aspects of promot...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  Methods of entry into international marke...

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Syllabus content   Theory of knowledge   suggested links      The four Ps and seven Ps frameworks suggest that marketing h...

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Syllabus content   Unit 5  Operations management In this unit, students return to the fundamental rationale of business ma...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  5.2  Production methods The following pro...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  The supply chain process  AO2  The differ...

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Syllabus content   SL HL content  Depth of teaching  HL only  Depth of teaching  The following types of innovation   AO2  ...

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Syllabus content   Theory of knowledge   suggested links      Is there a difference between a product that consumers perce...

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Assessment  Assessment outline   SL  First assessment 2016  Assessment component  Weighting  External assessment  3 hours ...

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Assessment  Assessment outline   HL  First assessment 2016  Assessment component  Weighting  External assessment  4 hours ...

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Assessment outline   HL   Assessment component  Internal assessment  30 teaching hours   Weighting  25   This component is...

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Assessment  External assessment  Three different methods are used to assess students.       Analytic markschemes        Ma...

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External assessment   assessment objective level for a topic is AO2, an examination question could contain any of the comm...

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External assessment   External assessment details   SL Paper 1 Duration  1 hour 15 minutes Weighting  35  This paper is di...

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External assessment         Section B is worth a total of 20 marks.  Marks are allocated using a combination of an analyti...

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External assessment         The question is subdivided into parts.        The command terms used in each part indicate the...

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External assessment   Students are expected to demonstrate the following assessment objectives. Assessment objective  Sect...

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External assessment   Section C       The questions in this section are drawn from units 1 to 5 of the syllabus with a pri...

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External assessment         Students answer one structured question based on unseen stimulus material from a choice of two...

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External assessment   External assessment markbands   SL and HL In addition to an analytic markscheme specific to the ques...

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External assessment   Marks 5   6  Level descriptor  Relevant business management tools  where applicable , techniques and...

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External assessment   Criterion A  Knowledge and understanding of tools, techniques and theories This criterion addresses ...

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External assessment   Criterion C  Reasoned arguments This criterion assesses the extent to which the student makes reason...

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External assessment   Criterion E  Individuals and societies This criterion assesses the extent to which the student is ab...

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External assessment   This criterion addresses the extent to which the student is able to apply the given concepts and the...

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External assessment   Criterion D  Structure This criterion assesses the extent to which the student organizes his or her ...

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Assessment  Internal assessment  Purpose of internal assessment Internal assessment is an integral part of the course and ...

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Internal assessment   Authenticity may be checked by discussion with the student on the content of the work, and scrutiny ...

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Internal assessment         When assessing a student   s work, teachers should read the level descriptors for each criteri...

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Internal assessment   Role of teacher   s guidance With the teacher   s support, students should choose an issue or proble...

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Internal assessment         extracts from company websites        transcripts of a relevant audio-visual file        finan...

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Internal assessment   In the conclusion, the commentary question should be explicitly answered. The conclusion should not ...

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Internal assessment         Criterion E  Evaluation        Criterion F  Structure        Criterion G  Presentation  Criter...

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Internal assessment   Criterion C  Choice and analysis of data and integration of ideas This criterion assesses the extent...

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Internal assessment   Criterion F  Structure This criterion assesses the extent to which the student organizes his or her ...

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Internal assessment         produce a written report that does not exceed 2,000 words        write the report in a style a...

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Internal assessment         Anticipated difficulties, such as limited or biased sources        Action plan  Students shoul...

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Internal assessment         References and bibliography  For presentation of references and bibliography, please see the s...

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Internal assessment   There are nine assessment criteria for the research project.       Criterion A  Research proposal   ...

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Internal assessment   Criterion C  Use of tools, techniques and theories  written report  This criterion assesses the exte...

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Internal assessment   Criterion E  Conclusions  written report  This criterion assesses the extent to which the student is...

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Internal assessment   Criterion H  Presentation  written report  This criterion assesses the extent to which the student p...

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Appendices  Formulae  The following formulae will be used in business management external assessment. A copy of the formul...

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Formulae   Debtor days ratio  number of days     debtors    365 total sales revenue  where total sales revenue is an appro...

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Formulae   Discount tables  HL only  A discount table will be provided for students in the examination. Years  Discount ra...

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Formulae   Presentation of balance sheet and profit and loss account  SL HL  Where balance sheets and profit and loss acco...

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Glossary of command terms   ABC Ltd Profit and loss account for ABC Ltd for the year ended 31 May 20     m  Sales revenue ...

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Appendices  Glossary of command terms  Students should be familiar with the following key terms and phrases used in syllab...

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Glossary of command terms   Command term  Assessment objective level  Definition  Business management example  Construct  ...

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Glossary of command terms   Command term  Assessment objective level  Definition  Business management example  Evaluate  A...

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Glossary of command terms   Command term  Assessment objective level  Definition  Business management example  State  AO1 ...

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