Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
While all of these courses may be taken without previous knowledge, previous study will certainly be helpful.
The course examines business decision-making processes in marketing, production, human resource management and finance and how these decisions have an impact and are affected by internal and external environments. It studies the way individuals and groups interact in an organisation and how resources are transformed within an international perspective. The aims of this course focus on the development of critical, analytical thinking in the context of a dynamic business environment. Business and Management is case study-centered and based on real business examples. Students who do well are able to put together an argument as to why things happen and justify solutions to business scenarios.
- Business Management HL & SL
Who caused World War One? Was Hitler a successful dictator? Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution? Did the atom bomb defeat Japan? History at IB level is about questions and argument. Challenge your teachers, attack the theories of other historians and build up knowledge of the dramatic events that radically altered man’s existence during the Twentieth Century. The internally assessed coursework (25%) gives students the opportunity to research a topic of their own choice, to develop personal conclusions and perhaps even to criticise accepted historical ideas. Not only is the subject itself enjoyable but it also allows them to develop skills which are highly sought after by employers. The ability to compile information, work out thorough responses and write convincing argument is paramount to many types of career from business to law or marketing.
- History HL & SL
The study of economics is essentially about dealing with scarcity, resource allocation and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human wants. As a social science, economics uses scientific methodologies that use quantitative and qualitative elements.
The IB Diploma Programme economics course emphasizes the economic theories of microeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting individuals, firms and markets, and the economic theories of macroeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting countries, governments and societies.
These economic theories are not to be studied in a vacuum—rather; they are to be applied to real-world issues. Prominent among these issues are fluctuations in economic activity, international trade, economic development and environmental sustainability.
- Economics HL & SL
DP psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour, thereby adopting an integrative approach. Understanding how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied enables students to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are key considerations in DP psychology.
- Psychology HL & SL