You will learn about what businesses do and how they do it, what factors are likely to make businesses successful, and practical information about the legal and financial requirements of the business world.
In the first year you will look at how to plan and finance a business and techniques for successful management including Human Resources. . In the second year you will study strategies for business success considering different business models, investigate how and why businesses grow and they ways they can such as internal growth or mergers, you will learn business decision making techniques such as investment appraisal, decision trees and critical path analysis and explore the environment in which businesses operate and how they manage change. Finally you will explore business on a global scale looking at protectionism and trade barriers and analysing the reasons why businesses produce and operate on a global scale.
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. Students have visited Amazon fulfilment centre to see how stock control and computerised systems work in practice. They have also visited Ikea to learn about sales and customer service functions. Trips to Yorkshire Wildlife and Cadburys World have taken place to look at how they undertake marketing functions within their businesses. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a residential to London and take part in a tour of the Financial District, visit Banking and Insurance Companies and meet with
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.
5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths
A Level Business Studies can provide a stepping stone into another field, perhaps onto a totally unrelated course. If you want to specialise, you could choose further study in Business studies, marketing or accounting.
The skills and knowledge developed by the course are highly valued by employers, and would be useful for progression to management training courses in banking, other financial institutions and retailing.