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  • 1. Applied Business Studies Subject Knowledge Audit NAME: ___________________________________________ Using the list of topics from the AQA A level Business Studies specifications below, please rate your existing subject knowledge. Please consult for further detail on the A Level syllabus. For each topic in each of the 6 modules below, please answer either: • WEAK: (GCSE level or below) • GOOD: AS (1st yr AL) / A2 (yr 2 AL) LEVEL • STRONG: (Better than AS/A2 level) HOW STRONG IS YOUR SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE? WEAK? GOOD? STRONG? UNIT 1 – Investigating Business AS Units Business Aims and Objectives External Environment Marketing Activities Enterprise and Enterprise Skills Importance of Teams to the Success of a Business UNIT 2 – PEOPLE IN BUSINESS Roles and Responsibilities 1
  • 2. Staff Development and Training Motivation The Recruitment Process, the Legal, Ethical and Social Obligations Recruitment Documentation Interviewing UNIT 3 – FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MONITORING Legal Forms of Business Sources of Finance Business Plans Business Software Resource Management Costs and Revenues Profits and Break-even Cash Flow Forecasting Cash Flow Monitoring Setting Budgets Monitoring Budgets UNIT 4 – MEETING CUSTOMER NEEDS Types of Customer 2
  • 3. Customer Needs Researching Customer Needs Analysing Customer Research Product Development Customer Service UNIT 5 – BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Business Communication Information Systems and Flow Software Legal and Self-Regulatory Constraints Prioritising and Planning UNIT 6 – DEVELOPING A PRODUCT Product Characteristics Production Resources Costing of Resources Deciding on Product Characteristics UNIT 7 – CAREER PLANNING Career Pathways Training 3
  • 4. Personal Skills Profile Personality Traits Qualifications and Training Training and Education Routes Sources of Funding Personal Budget UNIT 8 – BUSINESS PLANNING A2 Units Business Aims and Objectives Market Research Marketing planning Operations Planning Financial Analysis and Planning Evaluating the Business Plan UNIT 9 – MARKETING STRATEGY Business Aims and Objectives Marketing Strategies and Tactics Meeting Customer Needs and Dealing with Competition Market Research and Target Markets Developing a Marketing Strategy 4
  • 5. Recommending a Marketing Strategy UNIT 10 – PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES Promotional Activities Business Strategy Budgets and Campaign Plans Researching and Analysing Customer Attitudes Promotional Mix Recommending a Promotional Mix UNIT 11 – THE MARKETING ENVIRONMENT Elements of the Marketing Environment: Economic Technological Legal and Regulatory Social and Ethical The Impact of Changes in the Marketing Environment Analysing Marketing Environment Data Responding to Changes in the Marketing Environment UNIT 12 – MANAGING PEOPLE Types of Organisational Structure Functions of Management Types of Decision 5
  • 6. Power and Authority Leadership Styles Models of Motivation UNIT 13 – MANAGING INFORMATION The Use of Information to Support Management Decisions How Information Systems are Designed The Management of Information Systems Data Security Issues Security of Equipment UNIT 14 – MANAGING CHANGE The Cause and Nature of Change How Change Impacts on the Organisation Project Management of the Change Process Risk and Uncertainty in Change Programmes UNIT 15 – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS Accounting Concepts Recording Transactions and the Financial Accounting System The Trial Balance Financial Statements 6
  • 7. Analysing Financial Statements UNIT 16 – MANAGING RESOURCES Planning Production: Location Research and Development Methods of Production Managing Production Quality Stock Control Just-in-Time (JIT) Production Continuous Improvement Efficient Production: Productive Efficiency Critical Path Analysis The Scale of Production 7