Do you know your themes? That is the question…

In the following post, Danielle Maguire, teacher at  Jumeirah English Speaking School, outlines the nature, and importance, of the six concepts underpinning the new Business Management programme. So, you are studying IB Business Management, but just how well do you understand the nature and content of the course? Can you name the 6 themes for example? I am sure many of you are already familiar with the acronym CUEGIS (Change, Culture, Ethics, Globalisation, Innovation & Strategy). There are ultimately 2 ways ...

Teaching through the themes – radicalism or realism?

At a recent workshop, I was fortunate to work with a colleague, who is part of a department teaching the new Business Management programme using the 6 concepts (CUEGIS) as the focus for their scheme of work. In the following post, Business Management teacher Danielle Maguire, of  Jumeirah English Speaking School, outlines the reasons why her department chose to use a thematic approach.   This year saw the introduction of the new concept based approach for IB Business Management, in which the ...

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

The relationship between the six concepts central to the delivery of the new Business Management programme is one that is worth exploring in detail with students. When applying concepts to contexts in the form of real life case studies, it is quickly apparent that there are significant overlaps and connections between the concepts and that considering any of them in isolation does not reflect reality. This post examines the relationship between culture and strategy, which seek to exemplify an organisation’s ...

Innovation at the heart of the Seoul

Not surprisingly, South Korea the home for technology giants, such as Samsung and LG. is experiencing a revolution in city living. Home to around 10 million people, Seoul is one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world and has gained a reputation for innovative thinking. The future of most western societies is currently being experienced in Seoul today. Seoul is the world’s most connected city. With over 10,000 free Wi-Fi hot spots. Seoul also has the world’s fastest average ...