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Business Studies A2 at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College

Course description

At A2, this specification considers strategies for larger businesses and how these strategies may change according to circumstances. 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 change in business culture. Unit 3: Strategies for Success Financial strategies and accounts - financial information, measuring performance, financial decisions Marketing strategies - analysing markets, devising market strategies Operations strategies - location, R&D, improving operational efficiency Human Resource strategies - workforce planning, measuring performance, adapting organisational structures, employee relations Unit 4: The Business Environment and Change External influences - the effects of changes in the economic, political, legal, social and ethical, corporate culture, risk strategy, change management and responses to organisations Leadership, corporate culture, ethics - leadership styles, role of leaders in responding to change, corporate culture Managing change - planning for change, corporate strategies, managing change, decision making

Entry requirements

C grade at AS

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Accounting to prepare for higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can work at management level. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Accounting to prepare for higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can work at management level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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