Studies Syllabus Class
XI Business Studies Syllabus
Paper 3 Hours 100 Marks
Part A: Foundations of
1. Nature and Purpose of
2. Forms of Business Organisations
3. Private, Public and Global
4. Business Services
5. Emerging Modes of Business
6. Social Responsibility of Business
and Business Ethics
Part B : Corporate
Organisation, Finance and Trade
7. Formation of a Company
8. Sources of business finance
9. Small Business
10. Internal Trade
11. International Business
12. Project Work
A Part: Foundations of
Business (Periods 104)
Unit 1: Nature and Purpose of
Business (Periods 20)
and characteristics of business
profession and employment - distinctive features
of business - economic and social, role of profit in business
of business activities: Industry and Commerce
- types: primary, secondary, tertiary
Trade and Auxiliaries
risks - nature and causes,
Unit 2: Forms of Business
Organisations (Periods 24)
Proprietorship; Joint Hindu Family Business-meaning, features, merits and
meaning, types, registration, merits, limitations, types of partners;
Societies-types, merits and limitations
Private Ltd., Public Ltd. - merits, limitations;
of form of business organizations
a business - Basic factors.
Unit 3: Private, Public &
Global Enterprises (Periods 20)
Sector and Public Sector
of organising public sector enterprises
role of public sector
Enterprises (Multinational Companies): meaning and features,joint
Unit 4: Business Services
and types of Business services - Banking, Insurance, Transportation, Ware
- types of Banks, Functions of Commercial banks, E- banking
- principles, types: life, fire and marine
and Telecom services
types and functions
Unit 5: Emerging Modes of
Business (Periods 10)
- Meaning, scope and benefits, Resources required for successful e-business
implementation, On-line transactions, payment mechanism, security and safety of
concept, need and scope
Unit 6: Social Responsibility
of Business and Business Ethics (Periods 12)
of social responsibility.
for social responsibility;
towards owners, investors, employees, consumers, government, community and
public in general.
and environmental protection;
ethics: concept and elements.
Part B: Corporate
Organisation, Finance and Trade (Periods 104)
Unit 7: Formation of a Company
Stages in the formation of a company;
Unit 8: Sources of Business
Finance (Periods 20)
funds and borrowed funds
of raising Finance:
- Equity and Preference shares
- Global Depository Receipt, American
- Debentures and Bonds
- Retained Profits
- Public deposits
- Loan from Financial Institutions
- Loans from commercial Banks
- Trade Credit
Unit 9: Small Business:
Scale Industry; Tiny Sector; cottage and rural industry; ,
of small business in rural India;
of small business in India.
Assistance and Special Schemes for Industries in rural, backward and hilly
Unit 10: Internal Trade
and types of internal trade: wholesale and retail;
of a wholesaler and a retailer
of Retail Trade:
- Itinerant retailers and fixed
- Departmental store, super market,
malls, chain store, mail order business, consumer’s cooperative store.
- Automatic Vending Machine
of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in promotion of internal trade.
Unit 11: International
Business (Periods 12)
Importance and complexities involved in International Business;
of entering into international Business. Export-Import Procedures and
documentation. Foreign Trade Promotion. Organizational
support and incentives;
Nature and importance of Export
Processing Zone/special Economic Zone;
International Trade Institutions and
Agreement: WTO, UNCTAD, World Bank, IMF.
Unit 12: Project Work
Projects (Periods 22)
Any one of the following:-
(i) Find out from local sample
business unit (s) the various objectives they pursue.
(ii) Problems of setting up and
running business units.
(iii) Enquiry into the ethics of
running business through questionnaires.
(iv) Survey of quality of bank
services in the local branch office.
(v) Study of postal and courier mail
(vi) Availability and use of agency
services, advertising, packaging, investments in savings schemes, etc.
(vii) Survey of the popularity of
credit cards issued by different banks.
(viii) Study the profile of a sole
trader/partnership commenting on the nature and working of business.
(ix) Study of a Joint Hindu family
(x) Study of the working of any
(xi) Study of a small business unit
regarding source of finance.
(xii) Nature of different traders
(like hawkers and pedlars in a specific locality) in issue of goods, capital
(xiii) Study of
weekly bazaar in a locality.
(xiv) Study of franchise retail
(xv) Study of export/import of any
(xvi) Problems of women entrepreneurs
(xvii) Waste/garbage disposal
(xviii) Study of pavement trade.
(xix) Prepare a scrapbook and collect
articles on the changing role of public sector and any other topics related to
Marks may be suitably distributed
over the different parts of the Project Report-
2. Methodology 3. Conclusions - findings and suggestions
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