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Business Studies at Aston Academy

Course description

Business Studies is a broad course that offers insight into the world of work.  You will develop understanding of the various areas students require in preparation for entering employment. The course provides excellent opportunities to develop: research, real world understanding, analytical and evaluation skills. It is a good foundation for university courses in Business, Management, Accounting or Economics. 

 

Course content

Year One
 
The local business environment: This unit gives an introduction to business, looking at enterprise and how businesses are set up. It looks at accounting and finance and who and what can influence business.
The wider business environment: The second unit focuses on the functions of businesses: marketing, the workforce and its management. It focuses on how the workforce are recruited, managed and motivated.
 
Year Two
 
Operating in a local business environment: This unit gives an introduction to business and looks at management and enterprise.
The wider business environment: The second unit focuses on the functions of businesses: marketing - looking at marketing tools like: The 4 P’s, Ansoff’s Matrix and Product Life Cycle, also the process of turning an idea into a finished, well-selling product, HRM - the recruitment of the workforce and its motivation and management, production and quality.
 
The global business environment: This looks at the objectives and strategy of a business, the global context of the business and the external influences that affect it and force it to change.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language

Financial information

N/A

Future opportunities

Past students have in the main gone on to take business related degree courses or HNDs.  This has proved to be a springboard to careers in finance, management, the law and other associated commercial occupations.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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