Business Studies is about management and enterprise. It looks at how businesses are created, develop, grow, survive crisis and perhaps eventually decline. It focuses on the people whose skills affect this process and uses theory to analyse the causes and effects of different management approaches.
At both AS and A2 students learn about how businesses are organised, financed and operated.
A2 builds on the knowledge and concepts learnt at AS. Key emphasis is placed on the interdependence of the functional areas as well as the relevance of the theory studied to real life business situations.