Business Studies

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Business Studies syllabus

BUSINESS STUDIES
G.C.E. (LOCAL) ADVANCED LEVEL

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Business Studies syllabus

Business Studies Syllabus
1. Foundation of Business
Contents
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
1.11

The Background of Business
The scope of Business
Factors of Production
Business Environment
Business Expectations
Stakeholders of Business
Business Functions
Business Output
Specialization
New Trends in Business
Industries in Sri Lanka

2. Business Environment
Contents
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4

Business Environment
Internal (Micro) Environment
External (Macro) Environment
SWOT Analysis

3. Social Responsibility of Business & Business Ethics
Contents
3.1
3.2
3.3

Social Responsibility of Business
Earth Summit
Business Ethics

4. Interaction between the Government & Business
Contents
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8

How will a Government influence Businesses?
Monetary Policy
Fiscal Policy
Consumer Behavior
Consumer Responsibilities
Consumer Protection
Consumer Affairs Authority
Sri Lanka Standards Institution

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5. Forms of Business Ownership
Contents
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10

Types of Business Organizations
Sole Traders/Proprietorships
Partnerships
Joint Ventures
Limited Liability Companies
Co-operatives
Business Combinations
Franchises
Public Sector Organizations
Privatization

6. Entrepreneurship
Contents
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5

Entrepreneurship & its Importance
The Entrepreneurship Process
Development of Entrepreneurial Skills
Small Businesses
Small & Medium Scale Enterprises (SME’s)

7. Money & Banking
Contents
7.1
7.2

Money
Banks & other financial institutions

8. Insurance
Contents
8.1

Insurance

9. Transportation
Contents
9.1

Transportation

10. Communication
Contents
10.1

Communication

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11. Home & Foreign Trade
Contents
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
11.7

Home Trade
Foreign Trade
Imports & Exports
Institutions relevant for Foreign Trade
Global Market
Trade Blocks
Organizations influencing Global Trade

12. Business Management
Contents
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5

Business Management
Planning
Organizing
Leading
Controlling

13. Operations Management
Contents
13.1
13.2

Production/Operations Management
Production Cost Minimization

14. Marketing Management
Contents
14.1
14.2
14.3
14.4
14.5
14.6
14.7

Marketing &
Scope of marketing
Marketing mix
Product
Price
Place (Distribution)
Promotion

15. Finance Management
Contents
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4

Financial Needs
Sources of Finance
Analysis of Financial Statements
Financial Market

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16. Human Resource Management
Contents
16.1
16.2
16.3

Human Resource Management
Importance of Human Resource Management
Functions of Human Resource Management

17. Technology & Information Systems
Contents
17.1
17.2

Technology
Information Systems

18. Business Plan
Contents
18.1
18.2
18.3

Introduction
Why is a Business Plan needed?
Preparation of a Business Plan

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