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Why Take Higher Business Management Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Why Take Higher Business Management? M. McGowan www.mrmcgowan.blogsspot.com
  • 2. Why?
    • Business is the reason everyone is studying in the first place.
    • School is preparation for life in the world of work.
    • Business is a unique subject that cannot be packed away neatly into a compartment
    • Business is dynamic and ever changing. It reaches into every part of the curriculum because there is a job in that field
    • In the USA, many of the top academics shun law, medicine and the sciences and go to Harvard Business School, or Yale University.
    • They want to become entrepreneurs and millionaires!
  • 3. Course
    • Business in Contemporary Society
    • Business Information and IT
    • Decision Making
    • Internal Organisation
    • Marketing
    • Operations
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
  • 4. NABs
    • 3 NABs
    • Business Enterprise
    • Business Decision Areas I: Marketing & Operations
    • Business Decision Areas II: Finance & HRM
  • 5. Skills
    • Analyzing and selecting information
    • Creativity and Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Good communication skills
    • Project work in groups - teamwork
    • Understanding and interpreting numerical data - numeracy
    • Problem solving
    • ICT/computer literacy
    • Meeting deadlines
    • Time management
    • Report writing
  • 6. Exam
    • Unseen written exam
    • 100 marks, 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Paper 1 = 50 marks
    • Includes a Case Study
    • All questions compulsory
    • Paper 2 = 50 marks
    • Optional questions, pick 2 out of 5
  • 7. Progression
    • Business degrees are among the most popular at university and college
    • International Business
    • Business Law
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Accountancy & Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Operations/Logistics
    • Economics
  • 8. Careers
    • Accountant
    • Advertising Account Executive
    • Banker, Retail/Investment/Commercial
    • Building Society Manager
    • Buyer, Industrial/Retail
    • Company Secretary
    • Commodity/Futures Broker
    • Distribution/Logistics Manager
    • Insurance Underwriter
    • Management Consultant
    • Marketing Executive
    • Market Research Executive
    • Human Resources Manager
    • Public Relations Account Executive
    • Recruitment Consultant
    • Retail Manager
    • Sales Executive
    • Stockbroker
    • Systems Analyst/IT Consultant
    Check the starting salaries for these jobs!