Advanced Higher Business Management (Course Code: C810 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 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.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Administration and Management

Animals, Land and Environment

Buying, Selling and Related Work

Communication and Media


Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Housing, Property and Facilities

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three areas of study.

The External Business Environment

You will:

The Internal Business Environment

You will:

Evaluating Business Information

You will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment

The course assessment comprises two components totalling 120 marks:

For Component 2, you will research, analyse and evaluate business information gathered in order to produce a business report.

Both the question papers and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

Study Materials

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?