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Buisness Studies at Penketh High School

Course description

AS YEAR 12Unit 1: Planning and Financing a BusinessTopic list - Starting a Business - The challenges and issues of starting a business; enterprise; entrepreneurs. - Financial Planning - Essential financial concepts needed to start a business including:calculating costs, revenues, profits; using a break-even analysis and cash-flow forecasting. Unit 2: Managing a Business Topic list - Finance - budgets, improving cash flow and profits. - People in Business - organisational structures, recruitment, training and motivation. - Operations Management - operational decisions, quality, customer service, suppliers, technology. - Marketing and Competition- designing and using an effective marketing mix, marketconditions and competitiveness.A2 YEAR 13The units covered are:Unit 3: Strategies for SuccessTopic list - Functional Objectives and Strategies - examining their appropriateness in the context of corporate objectives. - Financial Strategies and Accounts - making investment information, measuringperformance, financial decisions. - Marketing Strategies - analysing markets, and selecting successful marketing strategies, developing marketing plans. - Operations Strategies - operational issues, location, innovation, improving operational efficiency - Human Resource Strategies - workforce planning, adapting organisational structures, successful employee relations.Unit 4: The Business Environment and ChangeTopic list - Corporate Aims and Objectives - purpose and nature of corporate strategies, stakeholder perspectives. - Assessing Change in the Business Environment - the effects of changes in the economic, political, social, ethical and technological environment and responses oforganisations. - Managing Change - planning for change, leadership and corporate culture, makingstrategic decisions, decision making.

Entry requirements

To study Business at AS or A2 it is recommended that you have a minimum of 5 A* - C Grades atGCSE which include English Language at Grade C and Maths at Grade C.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penketh High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years