Business Studies

Business offers students the opportunity to study different types of businesses in different industries. It looks at why they exist, how they are set up and how they are run.

Everyone works in an organisation which is a business of some sort – so studying business is useful as you develop skills that are found in most jobs. 

Business studies will give you the skills of coming up with business ideas, using maths skills to analyse data, making decisions and developing your communication skills through presentations and reports - all highly transferable skills.

Business studies can lead into a wide range of careers such as marketing, HR, finance and law. 

Studied alongside maths it can open doors into careers related to finance or running your own business.

Do a free, short, online course to find out more about business (looks great on your CV too!)


Or view other free online courses in business

Examples of apprenticeships that relate to business studies

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Examples of college courses that relate to business studies

Examples of degree courses that relate to business studies

The University of Law


Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)


Oxford Brookes University


Royal Agricultural University

To see other degree courses related to business studies

BBC Bitesize Career Videos

You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use Business Studies on the BBC Bitesize website.