Business Studies – A Level

It is difficult to escape the effects of the world of business as every aspect of our lives is touched by the work of profit and non-profit- making organisations. Business studies provides the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how such organisations function and manage their resources in order to meet a range of tactical and strategic objectives.

The first year of the course includes the following topics/themes:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision-making
  • Decision-making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision-making to improve operational performance
  • Decision-making to improve financial performance
  • Decision-making to improve human resource performance.

You will be suited to Business Studies if you:

  • Are interested in current national and international business issues, and actively read daily newspapers
  • Want to understand about the choices facing organisations, and how decisions are made
  • Enjoy analysing case studies
  • Wish to pursue a career in management, economics, business, finance, etc.