Business studies is an academic subject taught at higher level in Australia, Canada, Sweden, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Tanzania and the United Kingdom, as well as at university level in many countries. Its study combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, organizational studies and economics.
United KingdomBusiness studies can be taken as part of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) option for Year 10 and Year 11 at secondary school, or can be taken as part of a GCE Advanced Level (A-level) course in Year 12 and Year 13 in further education. It includes a range of subjects, which give the student general understanding of the various elements of running a business. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: Business Organization, People in Business, Marketing, Operations & Production, Finance, and Strategic Management.
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.
People's Republic of BangladeshIn Bangladesh school-level education is total 10 years and then one has to do another 2 years college if he or she wants to go to university, or after 10 years school one can do engineering diploma 3 or 4 years and then choose to get admission into university. During 10 years school in year 9 student allow to choose whether they want to do business studies or science or Arts, basically they choose it on the future career prospective, say a student wants to be a doctor he or she has to choose science group, otherwise the student won't fulfill the requirements of admission into medical...
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