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Business & Management and Economics

Business & Management

Business & Management is an interesting, demanding and contemporary subject which seeks to explain and to evaluate business activity in the real world. Students are encouraged to think critically, to debate and arrive at substantiated judgments; they are expected to research and investigate real business case studies and are encouraged to develop as independent learners. It is a diverse and fascinating subject providing an opportunity to develop skills valued by both universities and employers. It allows students to gain a real insight into the business world. 

Student comments on the Business & Management course:

Business & Management is a spring board that can enable you to have a successful future. - Ife Disu, Year 12

Business & Management links so many things together, giving you a rounded view of the world. - Nicole Pereira, Year 12

Business & Management enables us to understand the implications of interactions between people across the world. - Deekshita Dhia, Year 12


Economics is fundamental to our understanding of the modern world. Through studying and applying the key concepts, students are able to gain insight into the interactions of citizens, governments, firms and money. It is an interesting, diverse and applied subject that is valued very highly by universities. It incorporates elements of history, geography, psychology, maths, political studies, business studies and many other related fields of study. The study of economics also aims to encourage students’ development as independent learners.

Student comments on the Economics course:

Economics is all around us, it’s present in almost every aspect of our lives. - Donyella Tulloch, Year 12

I like how you begin to understand why people make the choices they do. - Shirley Fuakye, Year 12

I enjoy learning about how taxation and government policy can change the way we act. -Andrew Fargie, Year 12

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular opportunities provided to students in the Economics and Business department include:

  • Joint Global Politics, Economics and Business Management trip to New York
  • Yearly lectures from experts in their field
  • The IFS student investor challenge
  • A departmental Economics and Business news twitter feed
  • Subscriptions to the Economist newspaper

Please note that from 2017, Economics and Business will be offered at higher level only.

Click the links opposite to discover more about IB Diploma Business and Economics.

Key documents

IB Diploma Economics

Links worth reading

Jacksonomics twitter feed

Student Investor Challenge

The Economist

BBC Business News