AS/A Level Business Studies

Start Date

Mon Sep 09 2024

Day / Time

Weekdays

Duration

1 year

Fees

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AS/A Level Business Studies

A-Level Business is aimed at those who wish to explore how a business runs and the activities within it.

The course specifically looks at key functional areas Human Resources, Operation, Finance and Marketing.

Students will explore key characteristics of each functional area and learn the key benefits and limitations of anything from Marketing to Global Business which then support further analysis. 

The course is split into two years and in Year 1 students will cover:

  • Theme 1 - Marketing and People
  • Theme 2 - Managing Business Activities

Year 13 covers:

  • Theme 3 - Business Decision and Strategy
  • Theme 4 - Global Business as well as a research theme.

This course would be suitable for those looking for a career in Finance, HR, Law, Accountancy and Marketing.

Year 1 - AS Level:

Theme 1 - Marketing and People

You will develop an understanding of:

  • meeting customer needs
  • the market
  • marketing mix and strategy
  • managing people
  • entrepreneurs and leaders.

Theme 2 - Managing Business Activities

You will develop an understanding of:

  • raising finance
  • financial planning
  • managing finance
  • resource management
  • external influences

There are two exams at the end of this year.

Year 2 - A Level:

Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy

This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 2. You will develop an understanding of:

  • business objectives and strategy
  • business growth
  • decision-making techniques
  • influences on business decisions
  • assessing competitiveness
  • managing change

Theme 4: Global Business

This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 1. You will develop an understanding of:

  • globalisation
  • global markets and business expansion
  • global marketing
  • global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

There are three exams at the end of year 2.

They will cover all themes studied over the two years including one exam paper which is based around a research theme.

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