Business Studies

Business Studies may not make you a millionaire by the time you’re 21, but it will provide you with the entrepreneurial skills and the wider external economic understanding for you to succeed in your future business career.

This course allows you to cover a wide range of theory and business models. You will learn about the internal functions of the business – Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources. In addition, you will learn about real-life external factors including the economy, politics, law and global competition.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Business Studies OR Merit in BTEC Level 2 Business Studies

What will I study?

Exploring Business

  • The purposes of different businesses
  • Structures
  • Effect of the external environment
  • How businesses survive

Developing a Marketing Campaign

  • How a marketing campaign is developed

Personal and Business Finance

  • Personal and business finance
  • Analysing and preparing financial information

Recruitment and Selection

  • How the recruitment process is carried out in a business
  • Selection interviews and performance review

Curriculum Plans

How will I be assessed?

  • You will be assessed through 42% internally marked coursework (Units 1 and 8) and 58% externally marked tasks or examinations (Units 2 and 3).
  • You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Further Education and Careers in Business

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management Studies
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

Careers which require a Business qualification include:

  • Business Adviser
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chartered Management Accountant
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Data Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Manager

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Preparation Work

Please look at this work which will prepare you for your studies.