IB Business Management

SCED Code: 12059
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

A rigorous study in a global context, International Baccalaureate (IB) Business Management approaches the business world holistically. The course empowers students to think critically and strategically about individual and organizational behavior; promotes awareness of environmental, social, and ethical factors in business; explores organizations across sectors and socio-cultural and economic contexts; and develops student understanding of the importance of innovation. Using the IB-provided curriculum, business case studies, and real-world companies and challenges, students discuss, analyze, and evaluate business activities and the nature of change locally, nationally, and internationally. Students will uncover key business characteristics while developing an understanding of the functions of human resource management, finance, marketing, and operations management. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

IB course curricula is available only to IB-identified schools. IB teachers can access them from programme communities within My IB (


IB accommodates the needs of all students with disabilities enrolled in an IB course. Students take written examinations at the end of their IB Diploma Programme courses that follow the IB-provided curriculum for each course. The exam name is the same as the IB course and is scored by external IB examiners. No CTE courses prepare the student for the IB examination.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
General Management
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Chief Executives
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Facilities Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Purchasing Managers

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