Higher Business Management

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Nov 20, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Higher Business Management


Course Outline


Higher Business Management focuses on 3 mandatory units:


1.

Business Enterprise

2.

Business Decision Areas: Marketing and Operations

3.

Business Decision Areas: Finance and Human Resource Management


Business Enterprise:


This unit
comprises
four key areas:




Business in Contemporary Society



Business Information and ICT



Decision Making



Internal Organisation


Business Decision Areas: Marketing and Operations


This unit
comprises
two key areas:




Marketing



Operations


Business Decision Areas: Finance and Human Resource Management


This unit
comprises
two key areas:




Financial Management



Human Resource Management







Sub Sections

1.

Course Notes


2.

Home Work Tasks


3.

Power Point Revision


4.

Revision Questions


5.

Past Paper Questions




Assessment


Internal Assessment


Internal Assessment
s are written tasks which the pupils will take when
they will finish each unit. They will complete Internal Assessment in
class time, under exam conditions. There will be 3 Internal
Assessments
(NABS) of 40 marks each. Each NAB will consist of a case study.




Unit
-

1 Business Enterprise



Business in Business in Contemporary



Society



Business Information and ICT


Decision Making




Unit
-

2 Business Decision Areas:

Marketing and Operations



Unit
-
3 Business Decision Areas:

Finance and Human Resource



Management.


The pupils’ must achieve at least 50% marks to pass each NAB.


If the pupil fails an internal assessment, he/she will be allowed to sit the
assessment again, pupil will not get the sam
e assessment but a
different one. This resit would usually happen shortly after the first
attempt at the assessment.


External Assessment


The external Assessment
is based on a written paper of 2 hours and 30
minutes duration. Pupils will be required to at
tempt the whole paper
which consists of two sections.


Section 1


Case Study (50 Marks)


Knowledge and understanding, problem solving and decision making
will be assessed through a case study of 750 words. The case study is
usually based on a newspaper or

magazine article and it provides the
basis for the questions in this section. Pupils will not be able to answer
all of the questions purely from the text of the case study.


All questions in section 1 are compulsory and the pupils will be required
to:




Analyse the information given and identify the business
problems.



Identify constraints



Devise solutions and make recommendations



Justify recommendations.



Section 2


Extended Response Questions (50 Marks)


The main purpose of this section will be to asse
ss knowledge and
understanding and problem solving skills. Pupils will be required to
answer 2 questions from a choice of 5 questions. Each question is
worth 25 marks and questions are usually divided into 3
-
5 parts.



Progression


Successful completion of the course will normally lead to
study at the
following levels:


Advanced Higher Business Management