Within this course you will gain an overview of the key concepts for business success, how businesses are organised , how they communicate, the characteristics of the environment in which they operate, and how this shapes them. Developing a marketing campaign is vital to a businesses success, ensuring you know how this is done is also key, you will explore key concepts within this topic.
Business finance aspect will also introduce you to all the key understandings that are required to manage your businesses finances correctly. You will also explore the importance of business accounts and the different sources of finance available to businesses.
You will study different types of businesses and how they operate. This will include developing a marketing campaign and digital marketing, finance, principles of management and decision making, managing an event, customer service, human resources and international business.
This course offers visits and trips with external local and international businesses. Trips to employers allow students to see how the world of business actually works. Trips to London and The Bank of England has allowed students to understand the processes linked to this subject.
A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.
4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths
A variety of options are available to you following study of business. The skills and knowledge developed by the course would be useful for progression to management training courses in banking, other financial institutions and retailing. If you want to go on to higher education there are degree courses available in business studies, marketing and accounting.