Higher Business Management

The course presents a variety of opportunities for pupils to make their own decisions about their learning and choose what fits best for them. For example, students are able to choose how they present their work in class. The course lends itself well to group work and project style work which the students will also be engaged in. There are however, opportunities for students to work individually and improve their independency also. Contact with outside businesses is something that pupils will enjoy and they will get to experience real businesses in action. Case studies, business games and ICT will all play a prominent part throughout students learning.

The areas that students will cover:

  • Understanding Business
  • Management of People and Finance
  • Management of Marketing and Operations


Students will have one external final exam that is worth 70% of their overall grade. There is also an assignment that is worth 30%.

Progression/Career Opportunities

Students wishing to pursue a career in the following areas will also find this course useful:

  • Accounting
  • Insurance
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Banking
  • Civil Service
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism
  • Government Roles
  • IT

Business Management is an excellent qualification to have and can help you in a wide range of areas. Some students go straight in to employment with the knowledge of how a business works and what is needed to be successful. Some students go in to the financial, banking and retail sectors to name but a few. Studying business at college, university or gaining apprenticeships are other options available.


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