IGCSE Business Studies

CIE syllabus 0450

Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies is accepted by universities and employers as proof of an understanding of business concepts and techniques across a range of different types of businesses. Successful IGCSE Business Studies students gain lifelong skills, including:

  • Understanding different forms of business organisations, the environments in which businesses operate and business functions such as marketing, operations and finance;
  • An appreciation of the critical role of people in business success;
  • Confidence to calculate and interpret business data;
  • Communication skills including the need to support arguments with reasons;
  • Ability to analyse business situations and reach decisions or judgements.


  1. Business and the environment in which it operates
  2. Business structure, organisation and control
  3. Business activity to achieve objectives
  4. People in business
  5. Regulating and controlling business activity