Have you ever wondered why mobile phone tariffs are complicated? Or why Coca Cola is the biggest selling soft drink in history? And why are McDonalds, the home of the hamburger and high fat foods, now selling salads... that’s business!
What will I study?
Business Studies is a dynamic combination of economics, marketing, accountancy, administration and law. In the classroom there is plenty of debate and lively discussion. You will learn about starting up a business, the risks and rewards, budgeting and cashflow. You will also look at four functional areas of business – marketing, finance, staff and managing operations. Students will also put their knowledge gained to good use studying business strategies for success and the leadership and culture within companies. There is no coursework involved – all modules are assessed by examination.
Students will have the opportunity throughout their studies to attend business conferences hosted by senior examiners for AQA together with guest speakers from the business world. We also organise online ‘live’ revision events in college and take part in enterprise days.
Where might it lead?
Business Studies prepares you for careers in management, accountancy, banking, marketing, retail or simply running your own business!