IGCSE Business Studies is a very practical course, which is designed to give students an understanding of the business world and how they might be a part of it.
The course lasts for two years and covers the following topics:
Business and Its Environment (types of business activity, organisation of business, the business and economic environments)
Business Structure, Organisation and Control (types of business ownership, financing business)
Achieving Objectives (marketing, operations management, financial information and decision-making)
People in Business (human needs and rewards, human resource management)
Regulation and Control of Business (reasons for regulation, other influences on business activity)
As well as acquiring knowledge about business and its role in the economy, the student will develop useful skills such as analysis, enquiry,
research and presentation. Teaching methods will include classroom instruction, research tasks and field trips.
Business Studies does not require advanced mathematical skills, but the ability to understand spoken and written English is of vital importance.
The knowledge and techniques gained in this subject will form an excellent base for a future career in business, law, and other branches of commerce. The subject also gives a sound (though not essentail) base for further studies in Business Studies at A level.
NB – Business Studies is a compulsory course for students entering the college in G2