Studies is concerned with understanding customers and how to meet their needs
This is done through understanding how businesses raise money and how to manage money
effectively, understanding where to locate a business and how to produce
efficiently, understanding how to manage people effectively and understanding
how a business interacts with the external environment.
You should choose Business Studies if the following questions
interest you: What are the implications of Nike producing its goods in less
developed countries? What are the important overseas markets for UK businesses
to exploit? What are the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs? Why do
some companies fail?
During the course, students will gain a broad understanding of
the business world and develop skills, knowledge and understanding related to
topics such as business planning, finance, marketing and people in
business. The course is about
discussion and decision making applied to a business context. You will be required to analyse key
factors, construct arguments and recommend a strategy to a business problem.
No previous study of the subject is required because the course
assumes no prior knowledge. However, students should have a keen interest in
learning about how businesses operate and they will need to have a lively and
The Business Studies course combines well with almost all other
A Level subjects. Students with an A Level in Business Studies have access to a
wide range of career and higher education opportunities. Courses and careers
where the study of business is obviously beneficial include accounting,
marketing, personnel management and retailing.