Essential VCE Business Management Units 1 & 2 is a comprehensive full colour text written to the new VCE study design to be implemented in 2005. The text caters for different learning styles and contains activities throughout the chapters that recognise multiple intelligences. It uses appropriate language levels, visual literacy and interesting case studies and examples to engage students. Difficult terms are defined in the margin near where they appear in the text to assist student's learning. Each chapter ends with variety of summary questions to consolidate learning as well as an exam preparation question to to do exactly as the name suggests. The text is culturally sensitive and student-friendly. The text and supporting material aim to bring the business world into the classroom by relating theory to current business practice.
Unit 3: 1. Large Scale Organisations, 2. External and internal environments, 3. Performance indicators, 4. Internal environments of LSO's, 5. Corporate culture and its development, 6. Policy development and application, 7. Effective management, 8. Business objectives and strategy, 9. The operations management function, 10. Optimising operations; Unit 4: 11. The Human Resource Management function, 12. Employee expectations, 13. Employment cycle, 14. Management and related policy development of employee relations, 15. The Management of Change, 16. Social responsibility and business ethics, 17. Globalisation, 18. Compliance with legislation, 19. Technological Development, 20. Privatisation#$ Mergers and Acquisitions, 21. Bringing Units 3 and 4 into context