The Cambridge International AS & A Level Business syllabus (9609) is a challenging and rewarding qualification that prepares students for a career in business. The syllabus has been revised for 2023 to reflect the changing nature of the business world, and to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
The new syllabus covers a wide range of topics, including:
- The nature of business
- The business environment
- Human resource management
- Operations management
- Finance and accounting
- Business strategy
Students will learn about the different types of businesses, the factors that influence the business environment, how to manage people, how to market products and services, how to operate a business efficiently, how to manage finances, and how to develop a business strategy.
The syllabus also emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will be required to evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements, and present substantiated conclusions. They will also be required to develop their own business ideas and strategies.
The new syllabus is more demanding than the previous version, but it also provides students with a more comprehensive understanding of business. Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well-prepared for a career in business, or for further study at university.
Here are some of the key changes to the syllabus for 2023:
- The syllabus has been updated to reflect the changing nature of the business world, with new content on topics such as social media marketing, big data, and corporate social responsibility.
- The assessment has been revised to be more rigorous, with a greater emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- The syllabus now includes a compulsory module on business strategy, which will give students the skills they need to develop and implement a successful business plan.
The new syllabus for Cambridge International AS & A Level Business is a valuable qualification that will prepare students for a successful career in business. It is a challenging qualification, but it is also rewarding, and students who successfully complete it will be well-equipped for the future.