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Business Studies at Merchant Taylors' Girls' School

Course description

Business Studies investigates the nature of organisations and how they manage their activities. These organisations can include small private firms and large public companies together with non-profit making concerns. The principles of management and decision-making are examined and then applied to case studies. These case studies demonstrate the way in which organisations face a number of inter related problems.

The AS is focused on small to medium-sizes businesses operating within national, as opposed to international, markets. Pupils are introduced to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning.

The A2 units build on the AS by considering more complex business scenarios. It considers strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business. Finally, it considers the effects that external factors can have on businesses and how a business can plan for and manage change, including leadership style and changes in business culture.

Entry requirements

The specification requires no previous knowledge of Business Studies at GCSE level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Merchant Taylors' Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years