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Business Management 2010-2016 Guide
« on: December 10, 2010, 09:33:43 pm »
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Business Management 2010 - 2016

Business Management is not a very demanding subject when compared to others, but itís very easy to lose marks in if you donít know what you are doing. As asked here is a guide on how I got my 50. I have included some tips and my own notes.  The new study design has shown that a deeper understanding of the course is necessary, and that more emphasis is given on extended response, with only one question worth less than 4 marks this year.
Notes



ē   Take the subject seriously.

Or at least as seriously as you take your other subjects. If you donít slack off in BM a 40+ is very achievable. Donít treat is as a bludge or an easy 45. Put in the work and the rewards will come.

ē   Make Notes, do the work.

2010 Study Design
Make notes, based on the study designís key knowledge points, and commit these to memory. Use mnemonic devices or acronyms if useful (All indicators must be S.M.A.R.T). But the real reason for making notes it because it is great SAC and Exam revision. Donít skip any key knowledge point and use the terms they have used.

ē   Get the necessary materials.

Book List (A guide to different study guides.)

Shinny's Notes

Also, I highly recommend downloading mine or Shinnyís notes. Mine are a bit longer but they are based on the current study design, they are also for use during the year and were made by using all the books noted in the above link. I have also put up my glossary, but I will warn you some definitions are either not necessary or were just memory joggers. Use assessment reports to find repeated definition questions.
 
ē   Get a good SAC ranking.
This goes without saying, but a good ranking will not only mean you are not reliant on others, but it will give you momentum and more cred in your teachersí eyes.

ē   Learn the course inside out then practice!

Past VCAA Papers

Current Study Design Exams

2010-2014 Sample Questions Sample Answers


I canít stress this one enough. Whilst practice exams may be very good revision, VCAA will not always reuse questions, as was seen this year. Those students with a deep understanding of the course are able to adapt to any question, those who only do practice exams limit themselves. After this, do practice exams. If you are a year 11, do ALL of them. If you are a yr 12, do VCAA ones (2000-2004 have 10 markers similar to the new design) and the current exam papers only. Do it under timed conditions with a closed book.

ē   Learn how to answer questions.

There is a method to answering questions in BM. As a general rule, for every question you should define the key terms, and apply it to the case study. If no case study has been provided or they specifically ask, apply to a current corporate example.

Types of questions:

  • Compare:  Show similarities.
  • Contrast:  Show differences.
    - Usually done together as one question. Major pitfall is only discussing similarities, and not differences too.
  • Describe:  Explain the main features.
  • Define: Explain the term.
    -Often one or two marks. A one marker merely requires you to use the key words, a two marker should have an example relating to case study.
  • Discuss:  Describe then explain the pros and cons.
    -Make sure you explain both sides!
  • Evaluate:  Provide a judgement.
    -Like discuss but you must give a final paragraph stating what is better/worse.
  • Identify:  Recognise and name.
    -Usually identify and describe. You must state the terms and explain how it relates to the case study.
  • Justify:  Use evidence to support a claim.
    -Used when you are needed to recommend a style or skill usually, give evidence from the case study as to why you chose what you did.
  • Outline:  Indicate the main features.
    -Basically define in greater detail.
  • Recommend:  Give a suggestion.

Texts

Key Concepts

Pros
- Good layout.
- Pictures.
- JacPlus (online version which has lots of activities).
- Lots of questions.
- Its practically a picture book.

Cons
- Sometimes explanations are a bit lacking, or definitions odd.
- Its practically a picture book.

Barille

Pros
- Better explanations than Key Concepts.
- Most schools use this.

Cons
- Poor layout.
- Practice SACs are useless.

Supplements

Checkpoints
http://www.cambridge.edu.au/education/companion/checkpoints/index.html
What's in it?
- Questions for each AOS.
- Practice SACs.
- Unit Reviews
- Practice Exams (3)
- Mind Maps to use when studying.
- Detailed answers.

How much?
~$28

Pros
-The best collection of questions out there.
- Very useful for SACs and Exam revision.

Cons
- None really, a staple for BM. If you only buy one thing, make it this.

A+ BM Notes!
http://www.apluspub.com.au/title/0170181065/2613
What's in it?
- Explanations of each AOS with all the important information.
- Glossary.
- Questions.
- "Practice SACs"

How much?
~$22

Pros
- Explains the tricker theories well.
- Good explanation on application of certain theories.
- Glossary is divided for each AOS.

Cons
- Some unnecessary information.
- Their practice SACs take 5 minutes.

A+ Practice Exams
http://www.apluspub.com.au/title/0170181057/2613
What's in it?
- 10 Graduated practice exams.
How much?
~$21

Pros
- Practice exams.
- Graduated (meaning you can do them over the year, not just at the end).

Cons
- Can't really recall any problem with these, except they aren't a good indication of the real exam. Not their fault though, VCAA went and changed the style completely.
- No 10 Marker practice.

StudyOn
http://www.studyon.com.au/
What's in it?
- I take it back, if you only buy one thing, make it this.
- HUNDREDS of questions, for each AOS, completed online with full answers.
- Practice exams.
- Cue Cards summarising the course.

How much?
~$40, if you are using Key Concepts buy the value pack for ~$90.

Pros
- Real exam questions, separated by their AOS.
- Decent summaries.
- Flashcards are good revision.
- Don't have to print out anything, use it on any computer.
- Model answers.

Cons
- The flashcards can sometimes be a tad odd.



Hope this helps.
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Re: Books Guide for BM
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 09:40:21 pm »
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Maybe you should add
"Burberry's Guide to BM Success, Written by a 50'er"
2010: Business Management [47]
2011: English [44]   |   Chemistry [45]  |   Methods [44]   |   Specialist [42]   |   MUEP Chemistry [5.0]   |   ATAR: 99.60
UMAT: 69 | 56 | 82 | = [69 / 98th Percentile]
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Re: Books Guide for BM
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 09:44:21 pm »
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Re: Books Guide for BM
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 09:47:08 am »
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Author is either a pessimist or underestimater

Not long now mate, hopefully it could be 50s all round hahaha

And hopefully some people on the other BM threads share their scores...
2010: Business Management [47]
2011: English [44]   |   Chemistry [45]  |   Methods [44]   |   Specialist [42]   |   MUEP Chemistry [5.0]   |   ATAR: 99.60
UMAT: 69 | 56 | 82 | = [69 / 98th Percentile]
2012: MBBS I @ Monash

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Re: Books Guide for BM
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 10:26:41 am »
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thanks so much for that :) il be tryign to get my hands on checkpoints and have a look at study on
2011-business management(40)|physical education(38)|
2012-HOPEFULE SCORES!
ENG: 38
CHEM: 30
MME: 35
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Re: Business Management 2010-2014 Guide + My Notes
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 07:39:44 am »
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Absolute Legend! Thanks so much :):)
Congratulations on your score! Thanks for the answering questions tips as well, very helpful :)

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MME: 35
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Re: Business Management 2010-2014 Guide + My Notes
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Re: Business Management 2010-2014 Guide + My Notes
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Stickied.
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YR12 '08: Chemistry 47; Spesh 41; Methods 49; Business Management 50; English 43

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Re: Business Management 2010-2014 Guide + My Notes
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Re: Business Management 2010-2014 Guide + My Notes
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 04:54:40 pm »
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Very nice mate, loving my little point at the end haha
2010: Business Management [47]
2011: English [44]   |   Chemistry [45]  |   Methods [44]   |   Specialist [42]   |   MUEP Chemistry [5.0]   |   ATAR: 99.60
UMAT: 69 | 56 | 82 | = [69 / 98th Percentile]
2012: MBBS I @ Monash

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Re: Business Management 2010-2014 Guide + My Notes
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 11:52:12 pm »
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Thanks!! I think I'm going to pick up BM next year :D

By the way.. random question - what font did you use for the Glossary pdf?

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I'd take a guess at Helvetica.

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2011, 03:57:59 pm »
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I just realised, I was right :)
2010: Business Management [47]
2011: English [44]   |   Chemistry [45]  |   Methods [44]   |   Specialist [42]   |   MUEP Chemistry [5.0]   |   ATAR: 99.60
UMAT: 69 | 56 | 82 | = [69 / 98th Percentile]
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2011, 06:49:18 pm »
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I just realised, I was right :)

Haha I was thinking the same thing yesterday ;)
2011-business management(40)|physical education(38)|
2012-HOPEFULE SCORES!
ENG: 38
CHEM: 30
MME: 35
ECO: 38