Students are introduced to the core business concepts and then apply them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applications to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are developed further across the two year course, requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues.
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Students can progress to higher education courses such as business management, business administration, accountancy and finance, human resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management and international business. Students with A level Business Studies have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities ranging from banking, sales, product management and general management to working in public sector organisations or charities. You learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include the important business skills of decision making and planning. You can start a career in business armed with an excellent knowledge of how businesses operate. In particular, you will have a head start in careers within accountancy, marketing and human resources. Business Studies combines well with a range of social science, humanities and
mathematics subjects to lead to university subjects in such areas as business, economics, law and accountancy.