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course program hl2
COURSE PROGRAM HL2
  • In HL1 Business we covered most of the SL & HL content in Human Resources, Finance & Marketing. However, there are some new components from these units and there will be considerable revision of HL1 content during your senior year.
  • In HL2 Business there is strong emphasis on operations management (Unit 5) & Business Strategy. (Unit 6)
  • We briefly considered Operations Management in HL1, but Business Strategy will be an all new topic for 2011-2012.
unit 5 operations management
UNIT 5: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Production Methods

Costs, Revenue & Break Even Analysis

Quality Assurance

Location

Innovation

Production Planning

Project Management**

(** Most difficult part of

the course!) (p283-291)

unit 6 business strategy
UNIT 6: BUSINESS STRATEGY
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Choice
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Evaluation & Control
  • Case Studies on Strategy
internal eca assessment
INTERNAL ECA ASSESSMENT
  • Homework Tasks (1 major task every 2 weeks)

(Weight 4)

  • Weekly or Fortnightly Micro Exams(A short exam about 15 to 20 minutes on core theories every week or 2 weeks. Weight 4)
  • Group Oral Presentations/Roles Plays x 2

(Two group assignments with a weight 10 each)

  • End of Quarter Exams (90 mins, weight 20)
  • End of Semester Exams (2 hrs, weight 40)
external ib assessment research project
EXTERNAL IB ASSESSMENTResearch Project

Research Project

  • You choose any company and investigate a business problem or opportunity and provide solutions & recommendations to management.
  • Length: 2000 words
  • Weight: 25% of your total IB business grade.
  • Due Date: Due December 2011
research project primary research is critical to success
Research Project: Primary Research is critical to success!
  • Your research project must include a very strong emphasis on primary research.
  • Your research report should be based 80% on primary research and 20% on secondary sources.
  • Developing a sophisticated survey/questionnaire and analyzing the results is absolutely essential!!
external ib assessment paper 1 exam based on set case study
EXTERNAL IB ASSESSMENTPaper 1:Exam based on set Case Study

Time: 2 hours & 15 minutes

Weight: 40% of your total IB business grade.

Date: May 2012 Exam Schedule

What to Study?

  • A prescribed IB case study is released 2 months prior to the examination. Preparation involves knowing all aspects of the case study prior to the exam.
external ib assessment paper 2 data short response articles
EXTERNAL IB ASSESSMENTPaper 2: Data & Short Response Articles

Time: 2 hours & 15 minutes

Weight: 35% of your total IB business grade.

Date: May 2012 Exam Schedule

What to Study?

  • All aspects of the course, with stronger emphasis on financial calculations for the first part of the exam.
homework policy
HOMEWORK POLICY
  • Homework is a very important part of the Business & Management Course.
  • The slides which follow answer many questions regarding homework in Business & Management.
what criteria are assessed with homework tasks what is the weight
What criteria are assessed with homework tasks & what is the weight?

Most homework tasks will involve 3 criteria:

  • Mastery of Key Facts & Concepts
  • Analysis of Key Facts & Concepts
  • Research Skills
  • Each criteria is marked from 2 (F) to 7 (A+) using the IB grading scheme.
  • Each criteria is weighted at 4 on the ECA reporting system.
when is homework due
When is homework due?
  • Homework is normally due on a Friday by 4:00pm or occasionally Thursday 4:00pm, when Friday is a holiday.
  • Note, that you may not have a business class on the day the homework is due, but this is no excuse for late submission.
  • A complete list of Semester 1 dates is provided in the next slide.
major homework tasks semester 1 dates
Major Homework Tasks: Semester 1 Dates
  • Homework Task 1: Friday 26th August 2011
  • Homework Task 2: Thursday 8th September 2011
  • Homework Task 3: Friday 23rd September 2011
  • Homework Task 4: Thursday 6th October 2011
  • Homework Task 5: Friday 21st October 2011
  • Homework Task 6: Friday 4th November 2011
  • Homework Task 7: Friday 18th November 2011
  • Homework Task 8: Friday 2nd December 2011
how do i submit your homework electronic paper copy
How do I submit your homework?Electronic & Paper Copy
  • If you have a business class on the day the homework is due it is obviously desirable to submit this in class.
  • However, if you do not have a class on the day the homework is due, please ensure that it reaches my desk by 4:00pm on the relevant Friday or Thursday it is due to avoid penalties.
  • In addition to providing a paper copy, you must also email your homework to:

[email protected]

  • Please do not send homework to my ECA email address. There is insufficient storage capacity.
micro short exams
MICRO-SHORT EXAMS
  • These exams should only take you about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
  • They will take place every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the relevant cycle.
  • A list of dates for semester 1 is provided in the next slide.
micro exams key dates
MICRO EXAMS – KEY DATES

Micro Exam 1: Thursday 25th August 2011Micro Exam 2: Tuesday 6th SeptemberMicro Exam 3: Thursday 15th SeptemberMicro Exam 4: Tuesday 27th SeptemberMicro Exam 5: Wednesday 26th OctoberMicro Exam 6: Wednesday 9th NovemberMicro Exam 7: Wednesday 23rd November

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