Business Studies

At a glance

Course title                              Business Studies

Entry Requirement                  Level 5 in GCSE Business Studies

Exam board                              AQA (

Why study Business Studies?

Business Studies will enable you to develop a critical understanding of organisations, behaviour and the process of decision-making. You will develop the ability to organise information, ideas and arguments

clearly and logically through case studies. From the beginning of a business start-up, to the challenges faced by large multinational corporations, this course is applied to the real world today.

Course content

The course includes 10 areas of study, outlined below:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operation performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change