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Business Studies A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

Business Studies will provide an insight into the dynamic world of business, giving the basic skills necessary to produce a business plan and manage a company. You will learn the importance of marketing, how to identify, target and satisfy customer requirements, and how to motivate people in order to maximise their output. You will learn that every business decision has financial implications, and you will be taught how to calculate profit, forecast cash flow and analyse a firm’s published accounts.

Course content

Year 1
Unit 1 – The local business environment
Unit 2 – The wider business environment

Year 2
Unit 1 – Operating in a local business environment
Unit 2 – The UK business environment
Unit 3 – The global business environment

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language B or better
GCSE Maths C or better

Future opportunities

Business Studies is often seen as a useful addition to specialist areas such as Science, Languages and Business especially given the growing business links within Europe. Business Studies A-Level will prepare any student for the world of work and enterprise, and is an excellent basis for a career or a university degree course in Business, Finance, Economics or the Social Sciences.

Your knowledge and developed analytical and presentation skills are also welcomed by employers. Career opportunities are broad and include Marketing, Personnel, Finance, Banking, Manufacturing, Administration, Public Relations, Retailing, Publishing and Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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