The DP Business Management course develops an understanding and application of business theory, principles, and practices through an integrated study of key business functions – organization/management, marketing, human resources, operations and finance. The 5 main units in the course cover the basics of business startup and strategy, human resources, finance, marketing, and operations management. It encourages a holistic view of the business world through an exploration of four overarching concepts: creativity, change, ethics, and sustainability. The course culminates with two essay exams based on business case studies. Students will also design a project and formal research paper in which they use secondary research to investigate a real-world challenge facing an existing company, apply business tools, analyze possible solutions, draw conclusions and make recommendations.