CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2011 2012


A Part: Foundations of Business 

Unit 1: Nature and purpose of business: 

• 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: types (internal, external, wholesale and retail; and auxiliaries to trade: banking, insurance, transportation, warehousing, communication, and advertising.

• Business risks - nature and causes.

Unit 2: Forms of Business Organisations 

• Sole Proprietorship- meaning, features, merits and limitations.

• Partnership- Features, types, merits and limitations of partnership and partners, registration of a partnership firm, partnership deed. Type of partners.

• Hindu Undivided Family Business: features.

• Cooperative Societies- features, types, merits and limitations.

• Company: private and public company -features, merits and limitations.

• Formation of a company- stages.

• Starting a business - basic factors.

Unit 3: Public, Private & Global Enterprises 

• Private sector and public sector enterprises.

• Forms of public sector enterprises: features, merits and limitations of departmental undertakings, statutory corporation and Government Company.

• Changing role of public sector enterprises.

• Global enterprises, Joint ventures, Public Private Partnership - features

Unit 4: Business Services 

• Banking: types of bank accounts- savings, current, recurring, fixed deposit and multiple option deposit account.

• Banking services with particular reference to issue of bank draft, banker's cheque (Pay order), RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer), bank overdraft, cash credits and e- banking.

• Insurance: principles, concept of life, health, fire and marine insurance.

• Postal and telecom services: mail (UPC, registered post, parcel, speed post and courier) and other services.

Unit 5: Emerging Modes of Business 

• E-Business - scope and benefits, resources required for successful e-business implementation, online transactions, payment mechanism, security and safety of business transactions.

• Outsourcing-concept, need and scope of BPO (business process outsourcing) and KPO (knowledge process outsourcing).

Unit 6: Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics 

• Concept of social responsibility.

• Case for social responsibility.

• Responsibility towards owners, investors, consumers, employees, government and community.

• Environment protection and business.

• Business ethics and elements.

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