The myriad transferable skills students develop through the study of business are in high demand: communication, decision making, numeracy, presentation and organisational structures.

Business enables students to know and understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society. They apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts. Students develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.  


We aim to provide quality business education to equip students to use organisational and holistic thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Business studies has strong links with mathematics, psychology, social cultural anthropology, and design and technology, and provides insights into both profit making and not for profit organisations. Our teaching provides a wide range of educational experiences to engage, cultivate and extend lifelong learning. The depth and breadth of the content is designed to engage and inspire students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society. 


Through the study of topics such as human resource management, organisational growth and business strategy, the courses aim to develop transferable skills relevant to today’s students. 

These include the ability to: think critically; make ethically sound and well-informed decisions; appreciate the pace, nature and significance of change; think strategically; and undertake long term planning, analysis and evaluation.  Especially important strategies for business and business management are conceptually focused teaching and contextualised teaching through the use of case studies and examples. The ability to research is a key skill for students studying the course.   

The relationship between concepts, the contexts and content of the discipline of business and business management is central, particularly in the IB. Concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalisation, innovation, strategy) are anchored in the Content (Business Management tools, techniques and theories in the syllabus) and they come alive through Context (case studies and examples). Together, these help students to acquire a holistic and integrated understanding of business management.