Business Studies


Business Studies

Business Studies is an exciting and fascinating course to study. Whether you want to be the next great entrepreneur or simply understand how businesses affect us every day, this is the A-level for you.

Course at a glance

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade 4-9 (including English Language and Maths)




2 Years

More about this course

What you'll study

The course is delivered by teachers who have considerable business experience, including running their own businesses. You will study all aspects of running a business and the effect of business activities on the population in general. These fall into the following areas:

  • What is Business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods
  • Managing strategic change
Beyond the course

There are visits to a number of businesses located in Greater Manchester, including to the Co-op headquarters, as well as talks presented by financial bodies such as the Bank of England. During these visits and presentations, you will get a real insight into the challenges that business owners face and how they solve these problems.


At the end of the course you will sit three written papers.

Future career opportunities

Many Business Studies students pursue the subject at university and you will find knowledge you have gained during the course are valued by employers. Quite a few go on to run their own businesses!

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