Business Management (Y12-13)

Business Management

DP Business Management examines business decision-making processes and how these decisions impact on and are affected by internal and external environments.

Emphasis is placed on on strategic decision-making and the day-to-day business functions of marketing, production, human resource management & finance. Links between the topics are central to the course and this integration promotes a holistic overview of business activity.

The DP course aims to help students understand the implications of business activity in a global market. It also encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns & issues of social responsibility. The new course is based around six key concepts; Change, Culture, Ethics, Globalization, Innovation and Strategy. Teaching is supported through case studies and examples from the news and other sources to develop students’ understanding of the six concepts and the tools, techniques and theories used in business management.

Year 12/13 IB

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Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Business Organisation and Environment
Ethics, Innovation and Strategy
Introduction to Business Management
Types of Organisations
Organisational Objectives
External environment
Growth and Evolution
Finance and Accounts
Ethics and Strategy
Sources of Finance
Costs and Revenues
Break-even Analysis
Final Accounts (HL)
Profitability and Liquidity Ratio Analysis
Change, Culture, Ethics and Strategy
The role of Marketing
Marketing Planning
Sales Forecasting (HL)
Market Research
The Four P’s
The extended Marketing
HL Organisational Planning Tools (HL)
Crisis Management and Contingency Planning (HL)
Efficiency Ratio Analysis (HL)
Cash Flow
Investment Appraisal (HL)
Budgets (HL)
Mix of seven P’s (HL)
International Marketing (HL)
Year 13 Operations Management
Change, Culture, Globalisation and Strategy
The role of Operations Management
Production Methods
Human Resource Management
Culture, Globalisation and Strategy
Functions and evolution of Human Resource Management
Organisational Structure
Leadership and Management
HL Lean production and quality management (HL)
Production Planning (HL)
Research and Development (HL)
Organisational Culture (HL)
Industrial/Employee Relations (HL)