The International Baccalaureate® Career-related Programme (IBCP)

Cultivating career skills through experiential and personalized learning

The Career-related Programme (CP) is a dual-enrollment programme for students in Grades 11-12 that have a strong interest in Sustainable Leadership, Sustainable Business, Art, or Design. Students take university-level courses and can earn university credits. The CP encompasses the best of both IB worlds; the theoretical principles and academic rigor of the Diploma Programme, along with tailored career-related studies and practical work experience. The curriculum plays to a students’ academic strengths because there is flexibility in the subjects which can be chosen, allowing students to choose those at which they excel.

Business & Sustainability
Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) in Switzerland

There is an increasing demand for sustainability careers as companies around the world incorporate sustainable practices into their businesses. This pathway supports students who are interested in pursuing a career in the world of business, with a focus on sustainability and leadership. CP students participate in university-level courses through the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) and earn university credits.

Possible CP Career Pathways

Art & Design
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in the US

One of the most valuable aspects of pursuing a creative career in art and design is the ability to create one’s path—and the options are limitless. CP students participate in university level courses through the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and earn university credits.

Possible CP Career Pathways

Whichever program students choose, they learn by doing what they love while building lifelong skills enabling them to move through the world as socially responsible citizens with a sense of purpose.

The CP Model

Skills Gained in the CP

Why the Career-Related Programme?
CP vs DP: Which is right for you?

The KIS University Counseling team get to know each student on a personal level. They work closely with families to determine the most appropriate IB programme course and combination of subjects that will challenge and prepare students.

The KIS vision is to inspire individuals so that we can help make the world a better place—helping students to be successful both at KIS and beyond.

The CP should not be perceived as less academic than the DP as it is just as challenging, in fact, the CP can involve more independent study and a higher level of self-discipline and organization than the DP.

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