What will I study?
Students will develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques used in managing and running a business. In the first year, the techniques learnt are those required by middle managers, or the owners of small businesses.
In year two, students are introduced to the techniques used in larger companies by senior management. Skills are developed through theoretical exercises applied to a number of different business situations.
In Year 12, students study how businesses are set up and organised, people and operations management, marketing, management finance and external influences on business such as economic factors.
In Year 13, the same topics are developed to a higher level, with more emphasis on financial decision making, shareholder perspectives and financial accounting to assess the performance of businesses. Students also learn about the strategic decisions businesses make to improve performance.
Where will it lead?
There are many business-based university courses available. Business students often progress onto Business Management courses or an aspect of Business such as marketing. Business Studies develops an understanding of the way businesses operate and the language and techniques students will be expected to use in the workplace.