IGCSE Business Studies

£399.00

IGCSE Business Studies is recognised worldwide by universities, schools and employers as equivalent in status to a UK GCSE.

IGCSE Business Studies provides an excellent knowledge base in business, and is ideal for students who are planning to study business at A-Level, and those aspiring to achieve a career in business, such as accountancy, marketing and human resources.

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Description

IGCSE Business Studies Course

  • Course code: OSC1141
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper Based
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed.
  • Specification: CIE 0450
  • Formal Examination: Students are responsible for booking, paying and making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

This course enables you to study for an IGCSE in Business Studies.

  • Understand how business operates in, and is influenced by, the wider environment
  • Learn the importance of human resources as a key aspect of any organisation
  • Understand the key elements of business finance, such as budgets, cash flow, and break even
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in business at A-Level and BTEC Level
Course Content
SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ACTIVITY
  • Business Activity
  • Classification of businesses
  • Enterprise, business growth and size
  • Types of business organisation
  • Business objectives and stakeholder objectives
SECTION 2: PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
  • Motivating workers
  • Organisation and management
  • Recruitment, selection and training of workers
  • Internal and external communication
SECTION 3: MARKETING
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Mix
  • Marketing Strategy
SECTION 4: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • Production of goods and services
  • Costs, scale of production and break-even analysis
  • Achieving Quality Production
  • Location decisions
SECTION 5: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND DECISIONS
  • Business finance: needs and sources
  • Cash flow and working capital
  • Income statements
  • Balance sheets
  • Analysis of accounts
SECTION 6: EXTERNAL INFLUENCES ON BUSINESS ACTIVITY
  • Government economic objectives and policies
  • Environmental and ethical considerations
  • Business and the international economy
FAQs
IS THIS THE SAME QUALIFICATION AS A GCSE FROM A SCHOOL OR COLLEGE?

Yes! IGCSE’s are equivalent to GCSE’s. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, you receive full tutor support via email and they are internationally recognised.

IS THERE A REQUIRED READING LIST?

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

DO I HAVE TO SIT AN EXAM?

You will need to take the official IGCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the Cambridge International Examinations website.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK?

You are still able to study this IGCSE course, but must take the examinations within the UK, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

Qualification Information

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an IGCSE in Business Studies.

The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE. It is awarded by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Formal Examination

To achieve an IGCSE in business studies you will be assessed across the 6 sections. All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper: Paper 1 Business Studies

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Weighing: 50% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessment: Four questions with a mixture of short answers and structured data responses

Paper: Paper 2 Business Studies

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Weighing: 50% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessment: Four questions based on a case study
Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

Additional information

Paper Based or Online

Paper Based, Online

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