Business Studies A Level at Franklin College
Year 1 Do you aspire to be an entrepreneur or work in a business environment? In Business Studies you will learn how to plan, finance and manage a business and how to set up a small business. You will study aspects such as people, operations management, finance and marketing whilst learning to analyse financial information, effective communication, workforce planning and marketing strategies. In year one of the course you will study the following two units: Marketing and people - customer needs, the marketing mix, leadership, managing people and entrepreneurs. Managing business activity - ways to raise finance, financial planning, resource management and external influences. Year 2 You will gain a better understanding of external factors that can affect the success of an organisation such as political, economic and technological influences in your second year. You will also build on the knowledge gained in year one through studying the following two units: Global business - the causes and consequences of globalisation, business expansion and multinational corporations. Business decisions and strategy - business objectives and strategies, growth, decision making strategies, competiveness and change management.
Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language and Maths. GCSE Business Studies is not essential. Confidence in interpreting data and using formulas is desirable. An interest in business is essential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.