It is the end of another IB session and the scripts have been written and marked and assignments moderated.
Students are waiting with baited breadth for the grades to be published and for clarity to be brought to their immediate futures.
Perhaps this can be summarised by stating that the Business and Management extended essay is NOT an internal assignment.
The extended essay is designed to be an academic research paper akin to a university dissertation, whereas the IA is a practical examination intended to support decision makers in an organisation.
During the last major review of the extended essay it was felt that the Business and Management internal assessment and extended essay too often replicated each other and were not testing different skills.
As a consequence, the extended essay guide and internal assessment instructions were rewritten and revised to clarify the differences and to provide a clear distinction in assessment through revised criteria.
It seems inappropriate, for example, to investigate the worldwide marketing strategy of a major multinational (often over a long period), yet this is commonly attempted.
It is helpful for students, and supervisors, to check that there is an academic basis for the essay being proposed before deciding on the research question, which must be included in both the abstract and the introduction (and possibly the conclusion).
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Being a completely independent and self-directed research work, the IB Diploma Extended essay is a difficult nut to crack for many students.