Fees: IB Exam Fee as appropriate; $40 for DECA dues, $65 for DECA conference fees, $15 for DECA t-shirt

Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of BU651A/B - IB Business Management SL. Students who wish to sit for the HL exam must have taken the IB Business Management SL course.

General Description: IB Business Management HL is an extension of the SL course and prepares students for taking the Higher Level exam in May.


  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Business strategy
  • Operations management
  • External business influences


Students learn through a combination of:

  • Direct instruction
  • Written assignment where students must solve a real business situation
  • Participation in DECA
  • Critical thinking
  • Discussions
  • Use of technology

Equipment to be provided by Student: None

Note: Students join DECA and take an active role in DECA conferences. This provides students with the opportunity to travel and meet students from Washington State and throughout the United States.