Gain an introduction to key business areas such as marketing, operations, finance, human resources and management with a special focus on decision-making. You will learn essential managerial skills alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver through the investigation of the strategic decisions that all businesses have to make.

You will study:

  • What is Business?
  • Managers, Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Methods, Direction and Positioning of a Business
  • Managing Strategic Change

This course is 100% exam based.

You will learn through the investigation of contemporary case studies, presentations, group work and research projects. Throughout the year you will benefit from meeting professionals from the business industry and take part in various visits to provide you with a valuable insight into the sector. You will also be encouraged to take part in work experience as part of your course to give you real experience within a business environment.

Example job roles:

  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant

Studying further: Progress to a HND in Business at University Centre Stamford or other business degrees at university in areas such as Management, Marketing, HR or Finance. Business apprenticeships in sectors such as Accounting, Business Administration, Customer Service and Management are also available.

This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

APS Calculator:

The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSEs taken. BTEC equivalents are not accepted.

APS of 43* and 5 GCSEs at grades 5/C or above includingmaths and English.

For Admission

Department : A Levels
Level : Level 3
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 2 Years Full Time
Course Code : ALBUSAP

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