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Welcome to InThinking IB Business Management!

The website is designed to help you and your students to achieve success in Business Management as part of the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) and IB Career-related Programme (IB CP). The website helps you to create and deliver a successful IB Business Management course in your school by:

  • addressing all learning outcomes of the syllabus (final exams November 2023), including notes for all sections of the course
  • providing guidance on all aspects of IB assessment (both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Business Management, the Extended Essay, CAS, and TOK)
  • providing students with a range of resources to assist their revision, such as key terms glossaries and flashcards, covering all five sections of the IB Business Management course
  • giving you ideas for delivering engaging lessons and learning experiences for students, including ATL activities, interactive quizzes, worksheets, crosswords, embedded videos, exam practise questions, and mock examination papers (with full mark schemes).

Please note that your IB Business Management students have free access to the website once you have activated Student Access.

The website is organized in syllabus order:

  1. Unit 1 - Business organization and environment
  2. Unit 2 - Human resource management
  3. Unit 3 - Finance and accounts
  4. Unit 4 - Marketing
  5. Unit 5 - Operations management

There is also coverage of all other aspects of the IB Business Management course:

  • The CUEGIS concepts of change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation and strategy. This section of the website includes an introduction to each of the six prescribed concepts, ideas for making connections to the syllabus, top tips on the CUEGIS essay (Paper 2, Section C), sample essays with examiner feedback comments, advice on the assessment criteria, as well as video documentaries to help embed the CUEGIS concepts.
  • The Internal Assessment for both HL and SL. This section of the website includes advice on formulating focused research questions, research methodologies, and interpretation of the assessment criteria. Sample titles and exemplar IAs are included, with examiner feedback to support you and your students in understanding how to successfully complete the internal assessment.
  • The Examinations section of the website provides an array of resources for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. These include advice on command terms, key terms (glossary), and revision. This section also include resources for the Paper 1 pre-release case study, including exam practice questions and ATL activities to engage students in their learning. An "exam tracker" is also included to help teachers to plan their assessments and mock exams for students. Paper 2 exam practice questions and full mark schemes are included, which can also be used for assessment purposes.
  • The Core aspects of the IB Diploma Programme (CAS, EE, and TOK) are covered in this section of the website. It provides advice and case studies about embedding CAS in the delivery of the IB Business Management course, and integrating TOK in the Business Management curriculum. There is an array of resources to support teacher who are supervising students undertaking a Business Management Extended Essay.
  • Updates & Notices are provided to help teachers and students to see the latest additions to the website.
  • Resources for IB Business Management such as textbooks, workbooks, resource packs, YouTube channels and so forth are included. Make sure you check this section of the website on a regular basis for updates and additions.

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Updates & Notices 9 September 2021

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Resources for IB Business Management 5 September 2021

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