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Business Studies A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

This examined course will help you to develop a critical understanding of organisations and the markets they serve. You will also understand the management and internal workings of businesses, thus providing an overall view of how a business is run. You will develop an understanding of the challenges and issues faced when starting a business and the entrepreneurial qualities required. You will also gain in depth knowledge of the key financial concepts needed to start a business. The course is focused on 4 themes. These are: • Theme 1 – Marketing and People. This unit investigates how businesses manage people and issues involved in marketing. • Theme 2 – Managing Business Activities. This unit focuses on many aspects involved in running a business including financial planning, managing finance, resource management and external influences • Theme 3 – Business Decisions and Strategy. This unit is concerned with business objectives and strategy. It includes decision making techniques, influences on business decision and managing change • Theme 4 - Global Business. This unit focuses on global markets and investigates multinational companies

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a B grade in Business Studies or a Humanities GCSE


100% Exam

Future opportunities

University study in business related topics including Management, Marketing, Accountancy, Human Resources, Business Law, Business Administration. Employment in any business related career including management trainee programmes, accountancy, the hospitality industry, leisure industry, banking and estate agency

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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