- Category: Business Studies
Why study Business Studies?
There can be few courses available that are as useful throughout life as Business Studies. Regardless of whether you want a career in business, or you just want to improve your employment or promotional prospects, there is no denying its usefulness.
Business Studies is also great fun with a mixture of hands on activities such as the Make Your Mark Challenge, Enterprise tasks and Business Simulations.
What’s on the course?
We start the course by focusing on planning for a new business enterprise. Why is it important to create a unique product or service? What are the personality traits of a successful entrepreneur? How do you plan your finances?
The second half of the year is spent looking at how to manage the business once it has been set up. What is it that makes leaders behave in different ways? How can you get the best out of staff and managers? Is business success really down to its position in the market or is it down to the way that the staff behave? Are there external influences that affect the business?
The department prides itself on using a wide range of stimulating approaches to teaching at all levels, and actively encourages independent learning through a variety of exercises and projects. Students also undertake industrial visits in order to provide further stimuli. Business Studies will provide you with a critical understanding of all types of contemporary business organisations. You will study the internal functions within a business and the dynamic external environment within which they operate and make decisions Our Business and Economics students have visited Vauxhall Motors, Ellesmere Port and many other businesses. Business students also participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme and have enjoyed a high level of success.