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Business Studies at St Martin's School Brentwood

Course description

This course sets out to examine the aims, objectives and practices of businesses, from their economic environmental and social aspects. It considers problems from the point of view of the nation, the local community, the owners, management and employees of business and industry.

The first module is taught with emphasis on ‘Starting a Small Business’. This involves an overview of activities that need to be considered when setting up a small business. It forms an introduction to the other elements in the course. The later part of the term concentrates on the basic ‘Financial Planning’ elements and the relationship between finance and other areas of the business.

The second module, ‘Managing a Business’, includes a detailed look into four distinct areas: Finance, People, Operations Management and Marketing and Competition. Each area is dealt with individually with emphasis on case study materials.

The second year begins by considering similar topics as those studied earlier, but in much greater depth and with a focus on analysis and evaluation.

The final module extends specialist knowledge in three areas: Mission, Aims and Objectives; External Influences and Managing Change. These are studied in conjunction with case study materials that form the basis of assessment.

Entry requirements

Business Studies B or Economics B Or BTECH Business at Distinction level

OR if not studied before: English Lit/Lang B or any Humanity full course subject B. Also requires Maths B plus average point score of 5.7 from best 8 subjects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin's School Brentwood directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years