Business Studies helps you to make more informed decisions in the everyday business of living. It gives you a better understanding of the world of work. It encourages you to think about how and why people start up in business and why you too might also consider starting a business. Success in business is evident everywhere you look, from the most successful advertising campaigns in the world; the annual John Lewis Christmas advert or the ad launched by Honda to promote its seventh-generation Accord line of cars to the most innovative product designs such as the iPhone technology or the new advances in digital currency. Finding the right markets for the right products is crucial in the business world for continued success. There are many different career paths for those who wish to work within the business sector, these include, management, human resource, finance, marketing, business law and business information management, with the opportunity to work in the UK and internationally.
Your career in business starts here! An innovative and dynamic course, equivalent to one A Level, designed to give you the tools to start your own business, enter the workplace or progress to higher study. Every learner is given the opportunity to develop a real understanding of what is involved, both theoretically and practically, in becoming an effective business professional. We try to give you a greater involvement with businesses, so more trips to businesses, more research of real businesses, a one-week work placement in the first year and a greater development of the personal skills you will need to succeed in the business world. This course offers a fascinating insight into how the commercial world works. You will learn about the structure of business organisations and the processes involved in planning, setting up and running a business venture such as management and human resources, finance, marketing, law, basic economics and ethics, and the importance of innovation and creativity in business.
Everyone taking the course will study 4 units in total of which 3 are mandatory and 1 is an optional unit:
Mandatory Unit 1 Exploring Buisness:
Internally set assignment. You will explore the features of different businesses and analyse what makes them successful and investigate how businesses are organised.
Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign:
Externally set assignment. You will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed.
Personal and Business Finance: External exam You study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.
Optional Unit 27 Work Experience in Business:
Internally set assignment. This unit will enable all learners to benefit from practical experience of the business sector.
Minimum Grade 4 in Maths, English and 3 other subjects. A Business or IT qualification would be beneficial.