(Syllabus) Detailed Syllabus Business Studies Syllabus Class XI 2008

Detailed Syllabus Business Studies Syllabus Class XI 2008



CLASS XI Business Studies Syllabus

One Paper 3 Hours 100 Marks


Units                                                                                       Marks

Part A: Foundations of Business

1. Nature and Purpose of Business                                            08

2. Forms of Business Organisations                                           12

3. Private, Public and Global Enterprises                                   10

4. Business Services                                                                 08

5. Emerging Modes of Business                                                06

6. Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics            06

TOTAL                                                                                   50

Part B : Corporate Organisation, Finance and Trade

7. Formation of a Company                                                      07

8. Sources of business finance                                                  10

9. Small Business                                                                      07

10. Internal Trade                                                                     10

11. International Business                                                          06

12. Project Work                                                                     10

TOTAL                                                                                   50


A Part: Foundations of Business (Periods 104)


Unit 1: Nature and Purpose of Business (Periods 20)

Concept and characteristics of business

Business, profession and employment - distinctive features

Objectives of business - economic and social, role of profit in business

Classification of business activities: Industry and Commerce

Industry - types: primary, secondary, tertiary

Commerce: Trade and Auxiliaries

Business risks - nature and causes,


Unit 2: Forms of Business Organisations (Periods 24)

Sole Proprietorship; Joint Hindu Family Business-meaning, features, merits and limitations;

Partnership- meaning, types, registration, merits, limitations, types of partners;

Cooperative Societies-types, merits and limitations

Company: Private Ltd., Public Ltd. - merits, limitations;

Choice of form of business organizations

Starting a business - Basic factors.


Unit 3: Private, Public & Global Enterprises (Periods 20)

Private Sector and Public Sector

Forms of organising public sector enterprises

Departmental Undertaking

Statutory Corporation .

Government Company

Changing role of public sector

Global Enterprises (Multinational Companies): meaning and features,joint venturesmeaning, benefits


Unit 4: Business Services (Periods 18)

Nature and types of Business services - Banking, Insurance, Transportation, Ware housing, Communication.

Banking - types of Banks, Functions of Commercial banks, E- banking

Insurance - principles, types: life, fire and marine

Postal and Telecom services

Warehousing: types and functions


Unit 5: Emerging Modes of Business (Periods 10)

E-Business - Meaning, scope and benefits, Resources required for successful e-business implementation, On-line transactions, payment mechanism, security and safety of business transactions;

Outsourcing- concept, need and scope


Unit 6: Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics (Periods 12)

Concept of social responsibility.

Case for social responsibility;

Responsibility towards owners, investors, employees, consumers, government, community and public in general.

Business and environmental protection;

Business ethics: concept and elements.


Part B: Corporate Organisation, Finance and Trade (Periods 104)


Unit 7: Formation of a Company (Periods 16)

Stages in the formation of a company;


Incorporation, and

Commencement of business

Unit 8: Sources of Business Finance (Periods 20)

Nature and significance

Owner's funds and borrowed funds

Sources of raising Finance:

- Equity and Preference shares

- Global Depository Receipt, American Depository Receipt

- Debentures and Bonds

- Retained Profits

- Public deposits

- Loan from Financial Institutions

- Loans from commercial Banks

- Trade Credit


Unit 9: Small Business: (Periods 14)

Small Scale Industry; Tiny Sector; cottage and rural industry; ,

Role of small business in rural India;

Problems of small business in India.

Government Assistance and Special Schemes for Industries in rural, backward and hilly areas.


Unit 10: Internal Trade (Periods 20)

Meaning and types of internal trade: wholesale and retail;

Services of a wholesaler and a retailer

Types of Retail Trade:

- Itinerant retailers and fixed shops.

- Departmental store, super market, malls, chain store, mail order business, consumer’s cooperative store.

- Automatic Vending Machine

Role of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in promotion of internal trade.


Unit 11: International Business (Periods 12)

Nature, Importance and complexities involved in International Business;

Ways 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

Suggestive/Illustrative 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 services.

(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 business.

(x) Study of the working of any cooperative society.

(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 investment, turnover.

 (xiii) Study of weekly bazaar in a locality.

(xiv) Study of franchise retail store.

(xv) Study of export/import of any article.

(xvi) Problems of women entrepreneurs in business.

(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 the syllabus.

Marks may be suitably distributed over the different parts of the Project Report-

  1. Objectives 2. Methodology 3. Conclusions - findings and suggestions


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