Business Studies is an exciting and fascinating course to study. Whether you want to be the next great entrepreneur or simply understand how businesses affect us every day â¦
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The course is delivered by teachers who have considerable business experience, including running their own businesses. You will study all aspects of running a business and the eï¬ect of business activities on the population in general. These fall into the following areas:
- What is Business
- Managers, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve ï¬nancial performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- Analysing the strategic position of a business
- Choosing strategic direction
- Strategic methods
- Managing strategic change
There are visits to a number of businesses located in Greater Manchester, as well as talks presented by financial bodies such as the Bank of England. During these visits and presentations you will get a real insight into the challenges that business owners face.
This is a linear course so you will take three exams at the end of the second year:
FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Many Business Studies students pursue the subject at university but many also ï¬nd the skills and knowledge they have gained during the course are valued by employers. Quite a few go on to run their own businesses!
To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. There are no additional requirements for this subject.
This is a linear course and will take two years to complete.
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