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Business A Level at Gordano School

Course description

1. What is business?
2. Managers, leadership and decisi
on making
3. Decision making to improve marketing performance
4. Decision making to improve operational performance
5. Decision making to improve financial performance
6. Decision making to improve human resource performance
7. Analysing the
strategic position of a business
8. Choosing strategic direction
9. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
10. Managing strategic change

Course content

Students will study business in a variety of contexts (eg
large/small, UK focused/global, service/manufacturing) and
• the importance of the context of business in relation to decision making
• the interrelated nature of business activities and how they affect competitiveness
• the competitive environment and the markets in which businesses operate
• influences on functional decisions and plans including ethical and environmental issues
• factors that might determine if a decision is successful
• how technology is changing the way decisions are made and how businesses operate and compete
• the impact on stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions
•use of non-quantitative and quantitative data in decision making (incl. interpretation of index numbers and calculations such as ratios and percentages)

Future opportunities

A Level entry to Banking, Retailing and Human Resource Management, Business Management and Hospitality, Accountancy, including Apprenticeships. Progression to Higher Education degree courses in Business, Finance and Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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