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The Best IB Business and Management Notes and Study Guide for SL/HL

Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 28, 2019 9:54:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)


If you’re in IB Business and Management SL/HL class and want a little extra study help for your in-class test or the IB exam, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve gathered the best FREE online IB Business and Management Notes into one usable article.

For convenience, I order this IB Business and Management SL/HL Study Guide according to the Official Syllabus.


How to Use This IB Business and Management Study Guide

If you need help with one topic, use the Command + F function on your keyboard to search for that topic. As an example, let’s say you want to read about Source of Finance, use Command + F to bring up the search function. Next, type “Source of Finance” and it’ll bring up all of the materials for Source of Finance.

If you’re just looking for IB exam study resources, skip to the end of the article to the Overall Reviews section. First, I’ll dive into topic-by-topic resources that I separate into:

  • Quick reference: one-page summary of a topic if you only need a quick refresher.
  • Longer notes: notes (generally 3-10 pages) if you want to read more in-depth about a topic.


How Should You Use This Article During the School Year?

Use this guide during the school year to help you prep for in-class tests. If you’re struggling to understand class lectures, make sure you’re getting additional help so that you learn the material throughout the school year and don’t wait to cram it in until right before the IB Business and Management exam.   



The Best Study Practices for IB Business and Management SL/HL

Practice related IB Business and Management past paper questions as you learn new topics in the classroom. Find past IB Business and Management HL and IB Business and Management SL papers, Free and Official, in our other article (LINK). Also, if you’re struggling to understand class lectures, you should also be reading the corresponding chapter in a textbook or study guide.


Common Study Mistakes for IB Business and Management SL/HL

If you’re having trouble in class, you need to seek additional help fast, so you don’t fall behind. Master the material during the school year so that you’ll rock your IB Business and Management papers. Some common study mistakes are:

#1: Ignoring the material you don’t understand in the classroom. If you didn’t understand it in the classroom, seek help elsewhere whether through this IB Business and Management study guide or tutoring.

#2: Waiting to learn the material until a week or two before the papers. There are loads of material to master for this class. A week or two is not enough time to master all of the material (that’s why the course is taught over a couple years). Make sure you learn the material as you’re supposed to learn it in class. Turn to this study guide if you need additional assistance:


Here's a complete set of IB Business and Management Notes for each topic:

Unit 1: Business Organization and Environment


Unit 2: Human Resources


Unit 3: Finance and Accounts


Topic 4: Marketing



Unit 5: Operations Management


Overall Reviews


What’s Next?

Learn more about IB Business and Management:

Learn more about other IB classes:

Learn more about what return on assets (ROA) is and how to use that information with this article.


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