Ib Business And Management Extended Essay Topics

  1. Hey guys, I want to do my extended essay in the business and management area, but I have no idea where to start. The only thing I've heard about the business subject...is to avoid it...

    So has anyone done their EE on business, or is planning to this year?

    Any info would help, thanks!

  2. hi!

    well I did mine in Business and Management and I'm really happy with the way it turned out but we will have to see if the external IB people who mark it agree! For me, the reason why I chose to do my EE is Business and Management was because it was the subject which I felt I could write 4000 words on without boring myself to death since I chose a topic which interested me.

    But remember that you need to choose a topic which allows for you to collect primary research as well as secondary research so the company/school/charity etc that you choose to do you EE on, you have to know someone in that company etc so that you will be able to collect this primary research.

    In my school around 7 did their EE in business and management with quite a few opting to do theirs in Psych, History and English.

  3. Thanks for replying!

    You sound pretty confident about your B&M EE, you have no idea how comforting that is! I'm really interested in the Business and Management stuff too, I don't think I would be able conjure up 4000 words with another area like biology.

    Choosing the topic is my biggest concern right now. I've gone through the B&M EE guide at least twenty times, but I still can't figure out what they want me to investigate. From what I read, it sounded like I need to analyze fairly intense company info, like annual sales and growth rate.

    I was wondering, would perhaps a small, independent store work as the subject of the topic, or does the IBO want a bigger establishment with more concrete financial reports?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) online curriculum centre (OCC), a key resource for educators at IB World Schools, includes several examples of extended essay titles.

These highlight the diverse range of topics covered by International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students during their extended essays.

Some examples are:

  • “An analysis of costume as a source for understanding the inner life of the character”
  • “A study of malnourished children in Indonesia and the extent of their recovery after a period of supervised improved nutrition.”
  • “Doing versus being: language and reality in the Mimamsa school of Indian philosophy.” 
  • “The effects of sugar-free chewing gum on the pH of saliva in the mouth after a meal.”
  • “To what extent has the fall in the exchange rate of the US dollar affected the tourist industry in Carmel, California?”
  •  “What level of data compression in music files is acceptable to the human ear?”

Also available in the OCC, the Handbook of Procedures for the Diploma Programme has guidance on choosing a subject for the extended essay.

The OCC is only available to existing IB World Schools.

You can also purchase examples of essays in the IB Store. These essays fulfil the requirements for an ‘A’ grade in the extended essay.

If your school is not one already, learn how to become an IB World School in order to implement the DP.

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