BUSS4: How will you handle Organisational Culture?

This year’s BUSS4 research theme has just been released – and it’s Organisational Culture! Teachers I’ve talked to so far think this will be a tricky one for students – in terms of finding good case studies and relevant information. So, how are you going to handle it?

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We will be working hard to dispatch these resources to you by 28th February and 8th March respectively, giving you time to fully prepare your students for the exam.

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  • ‘An extremely thorough group of case studies, with excellent coverage of the Research Theme… asked questions that allow students to carry out thorough research… the material is so relevant.’ Gerard Nocher, Head of Business & Independent Reviewer (2012 Case Studies)

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