Understanding business is fundamental to most careers these days and many of our students who undertake the A Level course go on to business courses at Higher Education.
The department is housed in newly refurbished accommodation in the historic core of Queen's College. 'The Covers', as it is known, comprises purpose-designed classrooms fully equipped with the latest technology to enable the department to make full use of its innovative virtual learning environment (VLE) materials, case studies and DVD/television programmes. You do not need to have studied business before taking the course.
As an A Level Business Studies student, you will study the aims, objectives and practices of business organisations from their economic, environmental and social aspects. You will be expected to consider these problems from the point of view of the nation, the local community, industry, the proprietors, management and employees of industry, as well as consumers. You will become familiar with the breadth and depth of business by a study of the integrated nature of business problems, allowing you to develop your skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis in a business setting.
Although you will consider a variety of business questions supported by theory, the emphasis is on your ability to analyse business problems and evaluate your own solutions to these problems.
You are required to take an interest in current business affairs through the watching of relevant television programmes, reading quality newspapers and magazines and using the internet.
Careers of those who have studied Business Studies are far reaching and include progression into jobs in accountancy, human resources, personnel and management as well as banking. 67% of business graduates find a job within six months of leaving university – ahead of other general subjects.