Introduction to Business Studies
The world of business – perhaps a subject that is needed in all areas of careers. Business Studies is a broad subject in the Social Sciences that combines Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics and Law. A business-related career touches specialised subjects too, such as finance, budgeting, auditing, sales, purchasing, industry, culture, organisation, marketing, banking, retail/customer services and accountancy.
Business leads to many individuals working in the field starting their own businesses or becoming self-employed or working on leading projects, both in small and large enterprises. Many people also decide to work in public authorities, private and not for profit organisations. Others who are interested in business decide to work in research or venture into a career in academia. Huge organisations run our modern globalised society, which is why it is important to be able to understand and explain different contexts in the business world.
According to UCAS, applied and job-related learning of business includes:
• Business Administration and Office Skills
• Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
• Information Technology
• Travel and Tourism
According to UCAS, there is also a broad range of apprenticeships that are linked to business, too:
• Personal Assistant
• Customer Service Assistant
• Helpdesk Professional
• Database Administrator
• Duty Manager
• Sales Assistant
• Front of House Manager