Cape Mob 2013 Syllabus

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination®

CAPE®

MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS SYLLABUS
Effective for examinations from May/June 2013

CXC A24/U2/12

Published in Jamaica, 2012 by Ian Randle Publishers 11 Cunningham Avenue P O Box 686 Kingston 6 www.ianrandlepublishers.com © 2012, Caribbean Examinations Council ISBN 978-976-637-605-5 (pbk) All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the author or publisher. Cover and book design by Ian Randle Publishers Correspondence related to the syllabus should be addressed to: The Pro-Registrar Caribbean Examinations Council Caenwood Centre 37 Arnold Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica Telephone Number: + 1 (876) 630-5200 Facsimile Number: + 1 (876) 967-4972 E-mail Address: cxcwzo@cxc.org Website: www.cxc.org Copyright © 2012 by Caribbean Examinations Council The Garrison, St Michael BB14038, Barbados

CXC A24/U2/12

Contents
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................. i RATIONALE ......................................................................................................................................... 1 AIMS .................................................................................................................................................. 1 SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED .............................................................................................. 2 STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS .......................................................................................................... 3 UNIT 1: MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES MODULE 1: BUSINESS AND ITS ENVIRONMENT .............................................................. 4 MODULE 2: THE MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE ................................................................... 9 MODULE 3: BUSINESS FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING ....................................................... 17 UNIT 2: APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT MODULE 1: PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ......................................... 22 MODULE 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING .................................................................. 27 MODULE 3: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT .................................................................. 33 OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................................. 38 REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES ........................................................................................ 46 REGULATIONS FOR RE-SIT CANDIDATES ........................................................................................... 47 ASSESSMENT GRID ............................................................................................................................. 48 GLOSSARY........................................................................................................................................... 49

CXC A24/U2/12

This document CXC A24/U2/12 replaces CXC A20/U2/03 issued in 2003. Please note that the syllabus has been revised and amendments are indicated by italics.

First issued 2003 Revised 2012

Please check the website, www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

CXC A24/U2/12

Introduction

T

he Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) is designed to provide certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students in the Caribbean who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies. The examinations address the skills and knowledge acquired by students under a flexible and articulated system where subjects are organised in 1-Unit or 2-Unit courses with each Unit containing three Modules....
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