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By the Numbers – the SL IABy the Numbers – the SL Business Management Internal Assessment (IA)By Rhys Thomas1 IA1 company in 1 industry3 - 5 supporting documents7 assessment criteria1,500 words25% of your final mark2 uploadsRight – Got that? Excellent, should be easy, yes? Well, maybe. Let’s get into the numbers in a little more depth to understand exactly what needs to be...
Top tips for HL IA – Primary researchWritten by Dr. Rima Puri, in collaboration with Paul HoangIn this section of the website, my esteemed IBEN colleague, Dr. Rima Puri, and I provide some sound suggestions on how to create instrument designs for primary data collection as part of the Business Management Higher Level Internal Assessment.Data collection is a very significant step in the research...
August 2021 updates and noticesIt's already August! The time when many May centres start to return for the new academic year and the November centres prepare their students for the Paper 1 case study.The InThinking Business Management website continues to grow, with 799 registered teachers and 3,008 students (remember, you can activate Student Access for free to use with your students). Content...
Unit 2.3 Smart quiz questionsReview your understanding of Unit 2.3 Leadership and management by taking this smart quiz. You will need to drag and drop the correct terms into the spaces provided in each question. There are 10 questions in total in this quiz. Do note that there are distractors (incorrect options) included as an extra challenge!Unit 2.3 Key terms - Leadership and Management 19/06/2021...
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 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 - 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 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...
NotificationRecently, a lot of teachers have been asking about the timing of the release of the new syllabus. Please note the following:Final exams for the current/outgoing syllabus is November 2023.First exams for the new syllabus is May 2024 (for candidates starting the DP in the 2022/23 academic year).The new syllabus will not be available until Feb/March 2022 on My IB / the PRC.Official IB Workshops...
1.2 Types of organizationsLearning outcomesThis section of the IB Business Management syllabus covers the main types or categories of business organizations, that operate in either the private sectors (such as sole traders, partnerships and limited liability cmpanies / corporations) or the public sector (with the main aim of providing essential goods and services for the general public).The learning...
This is really detailed and very well curated site. I look forward to continue using the InThinking resources.
Paul Hoang, it really is an amazing website! Feeling a bit confident now.
I am very glad that my school decided to subscribe to your website, it is honestly very beneficial and supporting throughout my classes. I am a new BM teacher, and your help is MUCH appreciated! So, thank you for such a detailed explanation of the IBDP...
24 Jul Paul Hoang
Four-part moving averageHi, Patrick Mathematically, you are correct, and I have used the centering method in my IBID Press publication - although this is overly complicated for Business Management (rather like multi-prouduct break-even analysis). The IB syllabus does...
23 Jul Patrick Orr
Four-part moving averageThe 4 point moving average above is not technically correct as it misses the statistically important step of centering - this is an IB requirement. This is is an easy version, but incorrect, surely.
22 Jul Paul Hoang
CUEGIS essay frameworkHi, Alfred Slightly more than that - please see the PEELS framework for further guidance on writing fit-for-purpose paragraphs here Best wishes
21 Jul Alfred Rasmussen
CUEGIS essay frameworkDoes "Fit for purpose paragraphs" simple mean that each paragraph must clearly address the essay question? Or is there more to it?
21 Jul Paul Hoang
Essay frameworks for P1 & P2Hello, Gil Yes, your approach would work, as AO2 questions do not require evaluation. Your suggestion would ensure full marks. With best wishes
20 Jul Gil Jaradal
Essay frameworks for P1 & P2* I mean NOT a requirement in AO2 command words.
20 Jul Gil Jaradal
Essay frameworks for P1 & P2Good day, Paul and thank you for these valuable resources. Would it be possible to get the full mark if a student uses the DATE (Definition, Application, Theory, Evaluation) principle (with some tweaking) to answer a four marks question? For...
4 Jul Paul Hoang
Unit 1.1 Revision FlashcardsHi, Lori Most of the resources are accessible to students (except exam papers and teacher professional development materials). You will need to activate Student Access to enable your students to access the resources (but this is free of charge)....
4 Jul Paul Hoang
Managing the EE processHello, Eddie The HL IA has always had a total of 2,700 words: (i) 500 words for the Research Proposal (ii) 2,000 words for the Written Report, and (iii) 200 words for the Executive Summary Best wishes
28 Jun Eddie Rodriguez
Managing the EE processHas the HL IA been updated to 2700 words???
26 Jun Lori Mancinelli
Unit 1.1 Revision FlashcardsHello, I'm new to IB and currently reviewing this amazing resource. Are the activities shown on this web-site accessible by our students? Or do teachers project the activities on a smartboard and present to the class, while students participate...
23 Jun Paul Hoang
Lesson idea - German vs China CultureThis is fantastic, Catherine I'll take a closer look at this section on John's website, and turn your suggestions into an ATL Activity for Business Management - full credit to you, of course. Thanks again Paul