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B&M HL or Eco HL?

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A lot of it depends on your teachers. If your school's Economics HL teacher is good, I would say Economics is a good option. It's hard to find good Economics teachers these days, apparently.

I take both Business HL and Economics HL, and they're both great fun. :D Business is more of real life applications, whereas Economics is more of the study of the things that go on in life. I'm not sure if that makes much sense to you, sorry! They're both a lot of work though, so you've got to really like them before choosing any one of them (read up on news, etc.)--but that's the same idea for any HL courses. I hope that helped you, good luck! :D

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There's no right or wrong answer, but the right answer really is Economics. I really should make a sticky thread explaining why, I've done it so many times here that if you really want to know why, search my previous answers.

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Im taking HL econ and i think that its a good choice

you just need to get into a different mindset when you study it, looking at things from different angles

Oh, and the commenaries are extremely important. Make sure to do them carefully, and dont choose a complex article, find something simple

most importantly a diagram is a friend use one whenever you can, in tests, quizes, and commentaries.

Hope this helps <_<

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Hmm. I haven't even started Ib and I am also considering which one to take :C.

But I hate math.

Is it true that you can only do one of them?

Is it true that economics have alot of math in it?

Thks fr answering.

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IB Econ has no math in it.

Exactly. I was wondering why people in this thread saying there's math in it and so on.

Economics in unis do have maths, naturally. But IB Economics has no math in it, you only have a couple of graphs that you need to get familiar with it.

Overall, I definatley think you should take economics. I'm taking it and I love it actually. It's easy when you understand it and very interesting. Plus unis prefer it more than business as other people have said.

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Really?

Okay I thought economics was like financial math.

Glad that's clarified, it is possible to take both B&M and Econs at HL right?

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well, business is just a straight forward course based on business strategies and organisation theories, eco is mainly about critial thinking... analyzing

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well, business is just a straight forward course based on business strategies and organisation theories, eco is mainly about critial thinking... analyzing

i took both at HL

that's not true. i find business is harder due to its critical thinking.

econs is more of a logic, and how well u evaluate things.

econs > Bnm anytime. I studied 3 and a half days of business while exams approaching and only half a day for econs, and still i got 7 for econs and 5 for business :(

but bnm is useful (tho not preferred by uni) for careers like investment banking n such (cause we do this IA business recommmendation n such)

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hey, I personally would suggest you  to take eco hl, fisrtly because eco looks good for universities rather than buisness. Secondly you can learn buisness really easily after, economics is the base.

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Colleges wan't Eco Hl and award 6-8 credits for a six while most don't really care about BM HL. Surprisingly, To do a BM course in college, some ask for ECO HL

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As a student who has done both IB BAM and ECO at higher level i think that take subjects you enjoy and are good with no point doing ECO HL if u get a 4 universities would prefer a 6 in BAM HL. Also generally it is easier and more enjoyable to take subjects you enjoy as it makes IB feel easier. 

 

In regards to IB BAM and Eco i found IB econ harder imo, as you had to really be specific and give examples of countries and policies and it was hard to know what they wanted, but with BAM you can pull an answer from the whole course to suit a question. For BAM the hard aspect for some students is that even you rote learn the course you are not guaranteed a 7 i would be surprised if you would get one. The hard part is that your answer has to relate to the case study if it doesn't relate then you won't get the marks. Also the final papers leave you hardly any time to think about your answer. You need to be able to pull ideas together after reading the case study only once and then have a balanced answer.

 

Whereas for eco rote learning the course can easily get you a 7 on paper 1 and 3 but in my opinion since you can't pull stuff from the whole course you need to know everything pretty well in order to do well in the papers. Although for HL there is a whole equations paper of basic math like simultaneous equations and finding % changes in specific things like real GDP.

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I have both subjects ( Economics HL and Business SL), and to be completely honest I prefer Economics as it really helped me to understand how the economy works and what happens because of something. I personally believe that economics is the best basis you can have for business. Good luck choosing your subjects :) 

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I've heard that economics is much easier than Business and Management. In economics you need to write more essays but it all depends on what you prefer. Business and Management is probably more versatile, making it funner but I would recommend Economics as statistically its easier to get a 7 in and preferred by Universities. 

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I think it really depends on teachers of these two courses. In my school, Econ are much more difficult than BM as our teacher gives really low scores. 

But in general, Econ HL is a little bit easier than BM HL

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From experience, the majority of universities seem to recognize IB Econ more than IB B&M (credit courses, course content, etc.).

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