Cambridge IGCSE™ and O Level Business Studies Coursebook with CD-ROM


Subject(s):Business Studies
Qualification:Cambridge IGCSE
Author(s):Mark Fisher, Medi Houghton, Veenu Jain

This revised set of resources for Cambridge IGCSE, IGCSE (9-1) and O Level Business Studies syllabuses (0450, 0986, 7115).


This coursebook contains exam-style case studies and stimulus material from businesses around the world – ranging from a social enterprise in China to a fast food outlet in Zimbabwe. These give an international view of the real world applications of Business Studies theory. This book provides comprehensive exam support with questions to help students practice and build their confidence with the subject. The final chapter gives revision tips and advice on writing well-structured answers. The answers to the coursebook questions are in the teacher’s resource. For free revision support, go to the Cambridge University Press website.


  • Case studies from around the world – such as a social enterprise in China and a fast food outlet in Zimbabwe – put the subject in the context of real business situations.
  • Exemplar examination questions help familiarize students with the style of questions they'll encounter in the exams.
  • Activities build key skills required by the assessment objectives - application, analysis and evaluation.
  • Learning objectives provide clear aims at the very outset.
  • Introductions make the content covered in the chapters relevant to real life.
  • Look for the supplementary materials section on this page for extra revision questions, word searches and multiple choice questions for your class.


Section 1. Understanding business activity: 1. Business activity
2. Classification of businesses
3. Enterprise, business growth and size
4. Types of business organisation
5. Business objectives and stakeholder objectives
Exam-style case study, Section 2. People in business: 6. Motivating workers
7. Organisation and management
8. Recruitment, selection and training of employees
9. Internal and external communication
Exam-style case study
Section 3. Marketing: 10. Marketing, competition and the customer
11. Market research
12. Marketing mix: product and price
13. Marketing mix: place and promotion
14. Marketing strategy
Exam-style case study
Section 4. Operations management: 15. Production of goods and services
16. Costs, scale of production and break-even analysis
17. Achieving quality production
18. Location decisions
Exam-style case study
Section 5. Financial information and decisions: 19. Business finance: needs and sources
20. Cash-flow forecasting and working capital
21. Income statements
22. Statement of financial position
23. Analysis of accounts
Exam-style case study
Section 6. External influences on business activity: 24. Economic issues
25. Environmental and ethical issues
26. Business and the international economy
Exam-style case study
27. Preparing for assessment

Additional information

Weight 0.94 kg
Dimensions 22 × 27.7 × 1.7 cm