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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.

There is also an optional trip to New York for students studying subjects within the business department. For more information about this trip please see the Trips and Travel page

Qualifications & Assessments

Exam Board EDEXCEL
Level Level 3
Qualification A Level
Assessment Method 100% Non-Examined Work
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

Students study a range of themes over the course of the Linear A Level, including:
Theme 1: Marketing and people

  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix & strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs & leaders

Theme 2: Managing business activities

  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influences

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy

  • Business objectives & strategy
  • Business growth
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change

Theme 4: Global business

  • Globalisation
  • Global market & business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries & companies (multinational)

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.

The Business department have several trips and events throughout the year including taking part in the BASE Competition and Aquinas’ Enterprise day.

There is also an optional trip to New York for students studying subjects within the business department. For more information about this trip please see the Trips and Travel page

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