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Higher Business Management (Course Code: C710 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Business Management?

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.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally be expected to have:

What will I study?

This course aims to highlight the ways in which organisations operate and the steps they take to achieve their strategic goals. This is achieved by combining theoretical and practical aspects of learning through the use of real-life business contexts. The skills, knowledge and understanding will be embedded in current business theory and practice and reflect the integrated nature of organisations, their functions and their decision-making processes.

The course consists of three compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Understanding Business (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will: 

Management of People and Finance (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Management of Marketing and Operations (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components:

The question paper will assess your breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills accumulated across the course. The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

The assignment will give you the opportunity to apply and extend your research, analytical, evaluative and decision making skills.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

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):

Highers in a Nutshell - Business Management (CfE Higher)