IB Business Management Online Course Book: Oxford IB Diploma Programme

The only DP resources developed with the IB

Author Martin Mwenda Muchena, Author Loykie Lomine, and Author Robert Pierce

Suitable for:  IB Business Management students - SL and HL

Price:  £44.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-835497-0
Publication date: 30/10/2014
Digital Licence Key: 416 pages

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Completely updated, with a new approach to most comprehensively cover the current syllabus, this Online Course Book includes a focus on the new concept-based learning requirement. Every topic is covered in depth, plus full assessment support drives high achievement and TOK links aligns learning to the IB philosophy.


  • The most comprehensive coverage of the current syllabus, accessible online, anytime, anywhere.
  • Completely overhauled to comprehensively build the in-depth subject knowledge learners need for success.
  • Fully embed the new concept-based learning requirement, addressing all of the key concepts that underpin the new syllabus including change, globalization and culture.
  • Keep learning fresh and develop truly outward-looking learners via relevant case studies and a strong international focus.
  • Rigorously prepare learners for assessment, with the only assessment support directly from the IB driving high achievement.
  • Thoroughly embrace the IB approach, with a strong focus on TOK, the learner profile.
  • Fully comprehensive and directly supporting Study Guide cements all the key theory, for the best performance in assessment.
  • This online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2022. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to a new user, once the initial user no longer requires access. You will need to contact your local Educational Consultant to arrange this.
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Table of Contents

1.1: Introduction to business management
1.2: Types of organizations
1.3: Organizational objectives
1.4: Stakeholders
1.5: External environment
1.6: Growth and evolution
1.7: Organizational planning tools (HL only)
2.1: Functions and evolution of human resource management
2.2: Organizational structure
2.3: Leadership and management
2.4: Motivation
2.5: Organizational (corporate) culture (HL only)
2.6: Industry/employee relations (HL only)
3.1: Sources of finance
3.2: Costs and revenues
3.3: Break-even analysis
3.4: Final accounts (HL included)
3.5: Profitability and liquidity ratio analysis
3.6: Efficiency ration analysis (HL only)
3.7: Cash flow

3.8: Investment appraisal (HL included)
3.9: Budgets (HL only)
4.1: The role of marketing
4.2: Marketing planning
4.3: Sales forecasting (HL only)
4.4: Market research
4.5: The four Ps
4.6: The extended marketing mix of seven Ps (HL only)
4.7: International marketing (HL only)
4.8: E-commerce
5.1: The role of operations management
5.2: Production methods
5.3: Lean production and quality management (HL only)
5.4: Location
5.5: Production planning (HL only)
5.6: Research and development (HL only)
5.7: Crisis management and contingency planning (HL only)
6: Internal assessment
7: Extended essay
8: External assessment