Unit 5

The IB recommended teaching hours for this Unit 5 of the IB Business Management syllabus are as follows:

    SL = 10 hours*
    HL = 30 hours

* Note: this is the shortest unit in the syllabus for SL students.

The IB Business Management syllabus content for Unit 5 is outlined below. There are seven topics in Unit 5: Operations management.

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5.3 Lean production & quality management (HL) 15 February 2021

This section of the IB Business Management syllabus examines two vital aspects of operations management for HL students:...
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5.4 Location 31 January 2021

The vast majority of businesses need to be positioned well if they are to succeed. Business location encompasses various...
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5.7 Crisis management & contingency planning (HL) 20 December 2020

Learning outcomesA crisis is any unpredicted event that has widespread negative consequences. In a business management context,...
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5.6 Research & development (HL) 26 November 2020

Learning outcomes"Fall seven times and stand up eight." - Japanese proverbThis topic is for HL students onlyR&D is the process...
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5.2 Production methods 8 November 2020

Learning outcomesProduction refers to the output of a good or service. There are four main methods of production specified...
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Glossary 6 November 2020

CommunicationOne of the factors that affects the effectiveness of crisis management, about informing internal and external...
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