What do I need to study the course? You should have five GCSEs grades A*- C. You do not need to have studied Business Studies before, but this course does require a more “outgoing” personality. You will have to conduct in-depth research into different businesses, including interviewing key workers and consumers; delivering formal presentations and running enterprise ventures. What does the course involve? You will gain an understanding of business organisations, how they are managed, the internal working of a business and the markets they serve. You will develop an awareness of how business affects us all and how the environment in which we live impacts upon business. You will develop a range of study skills including communication, decision-making and problem solving as well as the ability to evaluate and quantify information. The following units will be studied: Financial Planning & Analysis: Why business enterprises plan their finances. Key elements of financial planning that managers and entrepreneurs must understand . How managers and entrepreneurs monitor the financial performance of an enterprise. Information to enable stakeholders to make decisions about the financial performance of an enterprise. Business Dynamics: Understand business organisations. Investigate business advantages. Consider business dynamics. Assess business potential. Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Understand enterprising behaviour. Investigate customer value propositions for personal enterprise. Consider marketing and operations activities for personal enterprise. Review the risks and uncertainties of personal enterprise. What next? Applied Business is an ideal qualification for those students who want a broad background in business and provides access to a wide range of degree courses in higher educational establishments. Due to the practical nature of the course it is also highly valued by prospective employers.
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