This course is designed to give you a critical understanding of organisations, their markets and their external environment. It provides a valuable insight into all financial aspects of commercial and non-commercial organisations. If you are an aspiring business owner or are looking to study Business at university, then this is the course for you.
This course will provide you with a sound
knowledge and theoretical understanding of business behaviour, as well as equipping you with decision-making techniques and encouraging you to think critically about business activity.
Year 1 involves an introduction to key business
areas: Marketing, Operations, Finance and Human Resource Management. This includes a special focus on decision-making – particularly how decisions made in one area can affect the rest of the business.
Year 2 looks at the bigger picture including:
strategic issues, change management and the external environment. Assessment consists of three exams. They feature a range of question styles including multiple choice, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case studies.
In addition to the minimum A Level requirements -
4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English at Grade 4 - students must have gained a minimum of a Grade 5 in any GCSE which is directly related to Business Studies (if studied).
If you have not achieved a grade 4 in Mathematics,
you will be required to continue studying this alongside your course.