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Higher Business Management (Course Code: C810 76)

Scqf level 6 (24 scqf credit points).

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Why study Business Management?

We all rely on businesses to create wealth, prosperity, jobs and choices. Studying Business Management gives you the opportunity to develop important skills such as problem solving, communication, planning and organising. You will learn through real-life business contexts how organisations operate.

These skills are valuable in a wide range of career sectors but are particularly useful if you are interested in entering the world of business — whether as a manager, employee or self-employed person.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

  • Administration and Management
  • Animals, Land and Environment
  • Buying, Selling and Related Work

Communication and Media

  • Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Housing, Property and Facilities

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally be expected to have:

  • National 5 Business Management
  • National 5 Economics

What will I study?

The course consists of  five  areas of study.

Understanding Business

  • develop your understanding of how large organisations in the private, public and third sectors operate, make decisions and pursue their strategic goals
  • analyse the impact that internal and external environments have on an organisation’s activity, and consider the implications of these factors.

Management of marketing

  • develop your understanding of the importance of effective marketing systems to large organisations
  • learn about the relevant theories, concepts and procedures used by organisations to improve competitiveness and customer satisfaction.

Management of operations

  • develop your understanding of the importance of effective operations systems to large organisations
  • learn about the relevant theories, concepts and procedures used by organisations to improve and/or maintain quality, and the importance of satisfying both internal and external customers’ needs.

Management of people

  • develop your understanding of the issues that large organisations face when managing people
  • learn about the relevant theories, concepts and procedures used by organisations when dealing with staff, including retention, training, leadership and motivation.

Management of finance

  • develop your understanding of the issues that large organisations face when managing finance
  • learn about the relevant theories, concepts and procedures used by organisations in financial situations.

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment has two components totalling 120 marks :

  • Component 1: question paper – worth 90 marks (consisting of two sections: section 1 worth 30 marks, and section 2 worth 60 marks)
  • Component 2: assignment – worth 30 marks.

For the assignment component, you will choose a topic to research, analyse information and produce a business report your findings, detailing the appropriate conclusions and/or your recommendations.

Both the question paper and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

Study Materials

  • SQA Past Papers Business Management Higher
  • SQA Specimen Paper Business Management Higher
  • SQA Understanding Standards Business Management 
  • BBC Bitesize Business Management Higher

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course it may lead to:

  • Advanced Higher Business Management

Further study, training or employment in:

  • Communications and Media
  • Transport and Distribution

Which jobs are related to this subject?

  • Business Management - Related Careers

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Business Management (Higher)

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AH Business Management

This course is suitable for candidates who are interested in entering the world of business, as an employee, a manager, or a self-employed person.

It offers excellent preparation for, and transition to, higher education institutions, by developing many transferable skills, such as autonomous learning.

Aberdeen Grammar

Course Outline

The course has three areas of study:

The External Business Environment

Candidates develop a detailed knowledge and in-depth understanding of the effects of external influences on organisations operating at a multinational and global level. They gain an in-depth understanding of current issues affecting organisations in an economic, social and environmental context, and consider the effectiveness of various courses of action.

The Internal Business Environment

Candidates expand their knowledge of both traditional and contemporary management theories used by organisations to maximise efficiency and evaluate theories relating to internal factors that influence the success of teams.

Evaluating Business Information

Candidates develop skills in evaluating a range of business information used by organisations to reach conclusions.

Course Assessment

The course assessment has two components totalling 120 marks:

  • Question Paper – worth 80 marks (consisting of two sections, section 1 worth 10 marks, and section 2 worth 40 marks)
  • Project – worth 40 marks.

Links to Further information

  • ABZ Works – Growth Sector (Digital)
  • SQA Course Specification

Potential Pathways beyond this course:

NESCol Business & Management

Robert Gordon University Business School

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