The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IB-CP) is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.
Pathway to employment
The Career-related Programme prepares students for the world of work, as well as helping them to develop their personal qualities.
By doing so it leads students down a pathway of their own making, towards further/higher education, apprenticeships or a career.
Providing Key Skills
Research into the outcomes of IB-Career-related Programme (IB-CP) students showed that students believed the IB-CP had helped them develop key skills for education, work and life. A large majority agreed that the programme had developed their academic, work-based and personal skills.
This is a sentiment echoed by Borgar alumnus Hanna Olofsson, who graduated from the school's IB-CP Business Administration in Hospitality Management (BAHM) in 2021.
Hanna, now currently working as a Front Office Supervisor at a hotel right next to Copenhagen airport, concludes that "...entering the job market can be a challenge, but [BAHM] provides a competitive advantage and an opportunity to get your foot in the door."
Maxime Schüler, who graduated from BAHM along with Hanna in 2021, is also quick to point out that her choice of the IB Career-related Programme has been a positive factor in her subsequent career path.
"The programme has been helpful in building my career. /.../ I have found that some of the most beneficial experiences stem from my internships, networking opportunities, and the chance to improve my English language skills."
Business Administration in Hospitality Management (BAHM)
Core elements and subjects
BAHM is a programme that follows both the Career-related Programme of the IB and the Swedish Business and Administration Programme (handels- och administrationsprogrammet). The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
The Career-related Programme starts with a prepatory (Pre-CP) year for students age 15–16.