Career-related Programme

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."

Read more in the original blog article 'Career-related studies provide opportunities in a competitive job market' (March 2023) on the IB Organization website.

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."

Read more in the original blog article 'Achieving balance in the Career-related Programme' (August 2023) on the IB Organization website

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.

Partnership with Hotel Institute Montreaux
Malmö Borgarskola strives to provide a quality education with an international perspective. Our ongoing partnership with the Swiss Education Group (SEG) is especially exciting, directly benefitting our students and giving them a broader view of the world.

Malmö Borgarskola collaborates with Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM), to give students a top quality education. Hotel Institute Montreux, which is part of SEG, conducts part of the teaching for BAHM. During your preparatory year as a student on the Career-related Programme, you’ll take part in a study trip to Switzerland to visit HIM.

A number of scholarships are awarded to enable students to conduct part of their training at HIM in Switzerland.
Each autumn the program accepts about 25 motivated pupils, with at least nine years of primary education from recognized programs, to commence their educational career. All pupils are required to pass entrance tests in Mathematics and English before being considered for the program.

Approximately half of the students come from an international school environment, while the rest come from regular Swedish schools with little or no experience studying in English.

Photo: Chris Munsey, Freddy Billqvist