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33 HL IA title questionsThese 33 title questions are from actual students who achieved 20 marks or higher in their HL Internal Assessment.33 HL Internal Assessment title questionsWhat promotional strategies should HKCIHA adopt to increase awareness of the sport (inline hockey)?What promotional strategy should Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) use to attract the teenage market to the cricket segment of the...
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Frequently Asked Questions about the SL IAFAQ 1 - Can students use tools, theories, and techniques that are not featured in the syllabus, such as Michael E. Porter's five forces analysis or the 4Cs of the marketing mix?Unlike the Extended Essay, SL students choose a research question that enables them to use tools, theories and techniques related to the SL syllabus only (see page 73 of the syllabus...
The role of businesses (AO2)The first section of the IB Business Management syllabus looks at the role of businesses in combining human, physical and financial resources to create goods and services (AO2).A business can be defined as a decision-making organization established to produce goods and/or provide services. Goods are physical products, e.g. food, clothes, furniture, cars and smartphones....
Unit 1.1 - Introduction to business managementLearning outcomesBusinesses exist to satisfy the needs and wants of their customers by selling goods and services, usually in return for profit. This section of the syllabus considers the main functions of business organizations (HRM, finance, marketing and operations management).The learning outcomes (or assessment objectives) for this section of the...
The main business functions and their roles (AO2)In order to provide goods and services, businesses carry out a number of functions. In large organizations, there is scope for these functions to be split into departments (or functional areas):human resourcesfinance and accountsmarketing, andoperations management.However, a sole trader is likely to have to carry out these functions by themselves.Human...
Unit 1 - Business organization and environmentUnit 1 - Business organization and environmentThis unit of the IB Business Management syllabus provides the introductory context to business management. Unit 1 examines both the internal and external business environments, using a range of business management tools, theories and techniques. These include types of business organizations, organizational...
The main features of for-profit organizations (AO3)This section of the IB Business Management syllabus covers the following types of for-profit (commercial) organizations:Sole traders (sole proprietors)PartnershipsCompanies / CorporationsSole traders (AO3)A sole trader (also known as a sole proprietor) is a commercial for-profit business owned by a single person. Although this person can employ as...
Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary sectors (AO2)This section of the IB Business Management syllabus looks at the nature of business activity in each sector of the economy and the impact of sectoral change on business activity (AO2).The primary sector (AO2)The primary sector refers to business activity involved with the extraction of natural resources. For example, metal ores and coal have...
This year will be my first time teaching IB Business Management. I have been reviewing InThinking Business Management and I think it is great. Thank you very much.
InThinking Business Management is an excellent and varied resource for teachers and students. Many thanks for your contributions.
My students are enjoying accessing your site, as have I. The way you format the notes, including the advantages and disadvantages are beneficial for note taking and review purposes. As a teacher, I appreciate the varied sources you use for video case...
22 Sep Renate Kingston
Exemplar SL Internal AssessmentHi Paul, The sample IA above has a separate section for findings. In the examiners report from May 2020 it states (under Criterion F Structure) that a separate section for Findings followed by one for Analysis is inappropriate ?? Do you know...
17 Sep Paul Hoang
Aspects of break-even analysisHello, Raimonds Thanks for the notification. I have added the brackets in for clarification. Best wishes
16 Sep Raimonds Graudins
Aspects of break-even analysisHi, There is a mistake in the formula for Target profit quantity. The expression 'Price – Average Variable Cost' should be in brackets. Cheers!
16 Sep Paul Hoang
3.3 Break-even analysis - question bankThank you for the notification, Perpetual It seems the coding does not like the "$" sign, which I have now removed from the options. If you refresh your browser, it should now work (although the questions get randomised each time, so it won't...
15 Sep Perpetual Mwangi
3.3 Break-even analysis - question bankTake a look at the answer for question number 7. The answer is 1.25 but marks it wrong.
11 Sep Paul Hoang
Video documentaries (How It's Made)Many thanks for the notification, Stephen - I've updated the Activity with alternative links. Best wishes
10 Sep Stephen Drew
Video documentaries (How It's Made)I am sure you are aware, but the link to the Stanford University webpage and videos no longer works (or at least doesn't in the UK). Sorry to be the bearer of annoying news!
8 Sep Paul Hoang
Profitability and liquidity ratiosHello, Pranab - good to see you here The GPM ratio does not require the use of expenses (fixed costs or indirect costs), so it is a red herring. Instead, the $25m is used to calculate the NPM. Best wishes Paul
8 Sep PRANAB SHARMA
Profitability and liquidity ratiosFor example, suppose a firm has sales revenue equal to $100 million, the cost of sales (COGS) equals $55 million, and expenses (or overheads) equal $25 million. This means the firm’s gross profit = $100m – $55m = $45m. Hence, the firm’s...
7 Sep Paul Hoang
InnovationGreat question to ask your students, Miao If you are asking from the perspective of CONTENT, then the answers are in the Guide as both are taught within the syllabus. If you are asking about CONCEPTS, then take a look here: Best wishes
7 Sep Paul Hoang
Essay frameworks for P1 & P2Hello, Usman Please go to the Exams sections for further guidance with mark schemes for Paper 1 and Paper 2 questions. With the change in the syllabus announced later this year, I will be updating the website with samples for the new assessments...
6 Sep Usman Ali
Essay frameworks for P1 & P2Hi Paul, is there anything on Inthinking which goes through the structure for different types of questions, like 4 markers, etc. I'd also like to find model answers if there are any? Thank you in advance