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Business studies

Business studies is an academic subject taught at economics.


  • United Kingdom 1
    • England 1.1
    • Scotland 1.2
    • Entry to UK Higher Education 1.3
  • Hungary 2
  • People's Republic of Nepal 3
  • Republic of South Africa 4
  • References 5
  • See also 6

United Kingdom


Business studies can be taken as part of the Marketing, Operations & Production, Finance, and Strategic Management.[1]


Business management is an option for National 5[2] and Higher[3] qualifications. Both National 5 and Higher exams cover Understanding business, People, Finance, and Marketing and operations.

Entry to UK Higher Education

Although University of Cambridge considers Business Studies not to be a 'traditional academic subject', although taking Business Studies individually will not disadvantage students as long as it is identified as 'essential' or 'desirable' for the course being applied for. It is also suitable when applying for economics at university, if the college the candidate comes from does not offer the economics A-level individually.[4]


After finishing Bachelor’s degree can be earned within 6-8 semesters. In case a student wishes to further his or her studies, they can opt for a Master’s program lasting another 2-4 semesters.

People's Republic of Nepal

Business studies programmes are widely taught in the Republic of Nepal, where it is taught at every colleges of +2 level. A number of universities (public and private) are offering business studies programme under the heading of Business Administration.

Republic of South Africa

Business Studies can be taken as an elective subject from a student's Grade 10 year through to their Grade 12 year. South Africa has many different standards of Education. Some schools vary in the Exam Board, chosen, to educate their students under. The Governmental Department of Education allow for children to write NSC Examinations; this Board is the most widely used in South Africa. Students from private schools write IEB Exams and are taught under IEB-Standards. Lastly, Business Studies can be taken as part of the GCSE, or can be taken as part of a GCE Advanced Level (A-level) course in Schools run under the Cambridge International Examinations Board, providing a British education in South Africa. Cambridge Schools are of the fewest in South Africa. Business Studies includes a range of subjects, which give the student general understanding of the various elements of running a business.


  1. ^ "GCSE > Business". BBC Bitesize. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "National 5 > Business management". BBC Bitesize. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Higher > Business management". BBC Bitesize. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Cambridge University entrance requirements

See also

Business education

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