Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCE Business Studies

Educating tomorrow's leaders

3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. Foster an understanding of key business concepts and issues in the 21st century
  2. New content includes entrepreneurship, e-business and sustainability
  3. The report element of the paper is no longer required

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

Business Studies gives students an invaluable insight into how organisations meet the discerning needs of stakeholders in a constantly changing environment. Students discover how businesses operate and engage in the decision-making and risk-taking processes at all levels in the organisation. Students develop a greater awareness of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities that organisations and individuals face as they conduct their business. They also have the opportunity to develop valuable transferable skills that will help them to access further education courses or become a valued employee. This course offers an excellent foundation for a career in marketing, finance, accountancy, management, human resource management or self-employment.