Business Management SL
Part of the IB subject group 3, Individuals and Societies, Business Management SL is a rigorous and dynamic course that explores how business decision-making processes impact on internal and external environments. In turn, it will explore how decision-making processes themselves are affected by internal and external environments.
What is different in taking Business Management SL online?
Students will have the opportunity to:
- access source material in a variety of media
- learn at their own pace and in a location of their choice
- study alongside students from around the world
- gain experience of using the latest online learning tools
- regularly communicate with teachers and fellow students
Themes covered through the course
The course covers business organisation and environment, human resources, accounting and finance, marketing, and operations management.
Activities and assessment
The Business Management course includes the following activities: discussions and online debates, creating wikis, writing and maintaining a blog, readings and case studies on current topics, project work (individually and in groups), and live lessons with a teacher.
Advice from our teachers
In order to succeed in Business Management SL, we recommend students set aside five to six hours a week.
Benefits to students
Taking Business Management SL online will enable students to:
- develop their understanding of business theory, as well as the ability to apply business principles, practices and skills
- encounter a wider range of international contexts in business
- become experienced in a wide range of technical and social tools
- develop 21st century skills like time management, communication and digital literacy which are much in demand by employers
Words from our students
I could do my work whenever I wanted, not just when I had to go to class but when I actually wanted to learn.
I think this type of stimulating, inclusive learning experience epitomises everything that is right with the IB ethos. I have only to thank my teacher and the Pamoja Education staff for making the past two years the best of my academic life.
You have several ways to contact everyone and you always interact with everyone weekly through discussions.
My online learning experience definitely taught me self-motivation and that’s been so important for starting university.
The course was rigorous and challenging, yet at the same time provided me with freedom and independence which taught me self-discipline and encouraged me to organize my workload.
The online Math HL course has prepared me for university in ways that a traditional course cannot, both in terms of the quality of the teaching, and of the time management skills that I developed during the course.
Interacting with people from other countries all over the world and other cultures brings in more of the IB idea, where we’re a global community and we can interact with each other using the internet.
You really learn how to schedule your own time. I think it prepares you for college, when you have fewer classes and more flexibility with your time.
The online Mandarin ab initio course allows me to make a personal connection to my teacher. I have weekly conversations with an online tutor that the Pamoja Education system sets up so that we can practice our speaking.