The Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies syllabus develops learners’ understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence. 

Learners not only study business concepts and techniques but also enhance related skills such as numeracy and enquiry.

Get IGCSE Business Studies (0450/0986) Revision Notes, Latest Past Papers, Syllabus, Learner Guides, Examiner Reports, Example Candidate Responses, Revision Checklist and many other resources that will enhance your knowledge of the subject and help boost your grade.


The syllabus is well designed, interesting to teach, accessible to learners and has been updated for first teaching in 2018. It explains what you need to know, how they will be assessed, and the relationship between assessment objectives and the examination papers.

2020-2022 Syllabus

Learner’s Guide

Learners can use this guide to develop an understanding of the Cambridge course and how it will be assessed, helping to increase their confidence. The guide describes each exam paper and includes useful advice to help you understand what to expect in the final exam.

Learner Guide

Example Candidate Response (ECR)

Download or view IGCSE Business Studies  Example Candidate Response. An Example Candidate Response will ensure that students have an informed knowledge of what the Examiner expects when marking. Answers of different candidates are taken and comments are given by the examiner, to indicate where and why marks were awarded, and how additional marks could have been obtained.

ECR Paper 1

ECR Paper 2


IGCSE Study Guide for 2016-2019

Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies 4th Edition for 2016-2019

Past Questions

March 2022

March 22 QP 22

March 22 QP 12

March 22 MS 22

March 22 MS 12

March 22 Insert 22

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