We all rely on businesses to create wealth, prosperity, jobs and choices. Studying Business Management gives you the opportunity to develop important skills such as problem solving, communication, planning and organising. You will learn through real-life business contexts how organisations operate.
These skills are valuable in a wide range of career sectors but are particularly useful if you are interested in entering the world of business — whether as a manager, employee or self-employed person.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Buying, Selling and Related Work
Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:
This course highlights ways in which organisations operate and the steps they take to achieve their goals. It enables you to understand and make use of business information to interpret and report on overall business performance, in a range of contexts.
The course comprises five areas of study.
Management of marketing
Management of operations
Management of people
Management of finance
The course assessment has two components totalling 120 marks:
For the assignment component, you will be asked to produce a business report. The assignment component will be set by and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
The question paper will be set and externally marked by SQA.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across all course assessment components.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:
Further study, training or employment in:
Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.
They can also read the information leaflet(s):