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IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT (Higher Level) (HL2) 2010-2011. UNIT & ASSESSMENT OUTLINE. Assessment Quarter 1. Homework Assignments During Quarter 1, you will have four major homework assignments. They will make a significant contribution to your overall quarter result. Weight : 3

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assessment quarter 1
Assessment Quarter 1

Homework Assignments

  • During Quarter 1, you will have four major homework assignments. They will make a significant contribution to your overall quarter result. Weight: 3

Micro Examinations

  • Short 15 minute examinations that test key concepts covered during the previous 1 to 2 weeks.
  • There will be four micro examinations this quarter.
  • Weight: 2

End of Quarter Examination

  • 90 minute examination
  • Combination of Multiple Choice Questions, Short Answer-Definition-Paragraph Response.
  • Weight: 10
homework assignments
Homework Assignments
  • Homework will be set once every two weeks.
  • Each Task will be weighted at 3 for internal

ECA reporting.

  • Homework will be marked on a scale from 1 to 7.
  • The criteria assessed are:
  • Mastery of Key Facts & Concepts
  • Analysis of Key Facts & Concepts
  • Research Skills
homework assignments1
Homework Assignments
  • You will have two weeks to complete all homework tasks.
  • Warning: Do not attempt to complete all the homework the night before the due date.
topics for hw assignments
Topics for HW Assignments
  • You will read a range of articles from leading newspapers and business journals.
  • This will include the Economist, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, & Time Magazine.
  • The focus will always be on contemporary news and current affairs.
structure for hw assignments part a short answer questions
Structure for HW Assignments: Part AShort Answer Questions

Comprehension Questions

  • There will be a range of questions from the article that simply test your reading comprehension skills.

Research Skills

  • These questions will require some research in order to define a key concept or idea.

Analysis/Application

  • These questions require you to analyze an issue raised in the article or determine the meaning of a word form context or perform some calculations
structure for hw assignments part b extended written response
Structure for HW Assignments: Part BExtended Written Response
  • This will be a response of at least 500 words which normally requires research skills.
  • You may also be required to express you opinion about a range of issues and justify your position with evidence. Note: You should avoid the use of `I` to express your opinion in business.
  • The specific genre may include essays, scripts or letters to the editor.
submission of homework assignments
Submission of Homework Assignments:
  • All homework must be submitted in a typed format.
  • Handwritten homework will not be accepted.
  • In addition to providing a paper copy, homework must be submitted electronically to the following address:

ibhl2business@yahoo.com

homework task 1
Homework Task 1

Topic:

Global 500 Companies

Date Set:

Tuesday 17th August 2010

Date Due:

Wednesday 1st September 2010

electronic access to homework resources class notes videos
Electronic Access to Homework Resources, Class Notes & Videos
  • All resources used in class will be available online at the following website:

www.mediafire.com

  • At this website, you should then click on the login link at the top of the page.

Email Address: ibhl2business@yahoo.com

Password: hl2bus

quarter 1 hl content topic 1 business organization environment
(Quarter 1) HL Content: Topic 1 Business Organization & Environment

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

  • Costs and benefits of PPPs.

Organizational Objectives

  • Evaluate the need for firms to change objectives in response to changes in the internal/external environment.
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(Quarter 1) HL Content: Topic 1 Business Organization & Environment

Changes in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Discuss why firms view of its social responsibilities may change over time.

Stakeholder Conflict

  • Discuss possible areas of conflict between stakeholders.
  • Evaluate possible ways to overcome stakeholder conflict.
quarter 1 hl content topic 1 business organization environment2
(Quarter 1) HL Content: Topic 1 Business Organization & Environment

Business Plans

  • Analyse & interpret business plans

Decision Making

  • Fishbone
  • Scientific vs Intuitive
  • Decision Trees
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(Quarter 1) HL Content: Topic 1 Business Organization & Environment

External Growth Strategies

  • Evaluate joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and takeovers as methods of achieving a firm’s growth objectives

Porter’s Generic Strategies

  • Explain how Porter’s generic strategies may provide a framework for building competitive advantage.
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(Quarter 1) HL Content: Topic 1 Business Organization & Environment

Change & the Management of Change

  • Causes of Change.
  • Resistance to Change.
  • Modeling Change.
  • Lewin’s force field analysis.
  • Strategies to reduce the impact of change and resistance to change.