Business studies students study a variety of topics related to strategy and decision making. One day you may be a manager in a business related to your chosen subject area or even running your own business. Choosing business studies will give you a helpful insight into the integrated workings of any business.
|Exam Board||Level||Qualification||Assessment Method|
|AQA||Level 3||A level||100% examination at the end of the 2 year course|
Unit 1. What is business?
Unit 2. Managers, leadership and decision making
Unit 3. Decision making to improve marketing performance
Unit 4. Decision making to improve operational performance
Unit 5. Decision making to improve financial performance
Unit 6. Decision making to improve human resource performance
Unit 7. Analysing the strategic position of a business
Unit 8. Choosing strategic direction
Unit 9. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
Unit 10. Managing strategic change
Career opportunities and further study
Choosing to study Business can open the door to an exciting range of careers including in Law, Management, Accounting, Computing and Administration. The majority of business students at Aquinas go on to study for a business related degree. We have former students studying Business at Aston, Manchester and Nottingham and at many others.
The cores skills required to succeed in Business, such as written and oral communication, analysis of data and evaluative skills are essential in the workplace.
Trips and Events
The Business department have several trips and events throughout the year, including visits to The Lowry and Our Future in Europe conference in Paris, as well as taking part in Stockport’s Young Apprentice competition and Aquinas’ Enterprise day.
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You can download provisional entry requirements for 2017 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.