TRACS | Business Studies

TRACS IGCSE | O-Level Business Studies

Business Studies (0450, 7115)

The Cambridge IGCSE (0450) and O-Level (7115) Business Studies syllabi have been carefully designed to help the students understand business activity of the public and private sectors. They inspire students to recognize the importance of innovation and change. IGCSE / O-Level Business Studies courses will enable the students to:

  • apply their knowledge and critical understanding to current issues and problems in a wide range of business contexts
  • make effective use of relevant terminology, concepts and methods, and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used in business
  • distinguish between facts and opinions, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data in order to help build arguments and make informed judgements
  • appreciate the perspectives of a range of stakeholders in relation to the business environment, individuals, society, government and enterprise
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the major groups and organisations within and outside business, and consider ways in which they are able to influence objectives, decisions and activities
  • develop knowledge and understanding of how the main types of businesses are organised, financed and operated, and how their relations with other organisations, consumers, employees, owners and society are regulated
  • develop skills of numeracy, literacy, enquiry, selection and use of relevant sources of information, presentation and interpretation
  • develop an awareness of the nature and significance of innovation and change within the context of business activities
  • acquire a foundation for further study of business or other subjects


All students for IGCSE (0450) and O-Level (7115) will take two papers. Paper 1 (Short Answer and Data Response) is for 1 hour 30 minutes and carries 80 marks. All four questions in the paper need to be answered. These questions require a mixture of short answers and structured data responses. Paper 1 assesses content drawn from the entire syllabus. Paper 2 (Case Study) is for 1 hour 30 minutes and carries 80 marks.

All four questions, in the paper based on the case study provided as an insert, need to be answered. The case study includes appendices with data presented in a variety of forms, such as tables, graphs, newspaper extracts and advertisements. Paper 2 assesses content drawn from the entire syllabus.

Program Structure

The IGCSE / O-Level Business Studies preparatory course at TRACS is divided into 12 weeks. In the first 10 weeks, entire course content comprising understanding business activity, people in business, marketing, operations management, financial information and decisions and external influences on business activity will be covered. In the last 2 weeks, past papers practice sessions will be held


The total fee for the 12 weeks is PKR 45,000. This can be paid in two installments. First installment of PKR 25,000 at the time of enrollment and second installment of PKR 20,000 after 4 weeks.

The TRACS IGCSE | O-Level Business Studies Faculty

Dr. Athar Mansoor

Dr. Athar Mansoor teaches business studies to IGCSE and O-Level students at TRACS. He has vast experience of teaching business / management in Pakistan and abroad and works closely with students for mastering the subject and polishing their exam taking skills. Besides interactive class sessions, he also assists students in solving past papers for building in them the required confidence for acing the exam.

Dr. Athar has done post doctoral work in artificial intelligence manpower for financial services sector. He holds a PhD in Innovation and Technology Policy from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University (USA), Master of Public Policy from University of Sydney (Australia), Master in Public Administration from National University of Singapore and MBA from LUMS. He has also attended executive programmes at INSEAD Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and IDEA League Universities of Europe.