Why Take Higher Business Management? M. McGowan www.mrmcgowan.blogsspot.com
Why? <ul><li>Business is the reason everyone is studying in the first place. </li></ul><ul><li>School is preparation for l...
Course <ul><li>Business in Contemporary Society </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information and IT </li></ul><ul><li>Decision M...
NABs <ul><li>3 NABs </li></ul><ul><li>Business Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Business Decision Areas I: Marketing & Operati...
Skills <ul><li>Analyzing and selecting information  </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and Entrepreneurial spirit </li></ul><ul>...
Exam <ul><li>Unseen written exam </li></ul><ul><li>100 marks, 2 hrs and 30 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 1  = 50 marks </li...
Progression <ul><li>Business degrees are among the most popular at university and college </li></ul><ul><li>International ...
Careers <ul><li>Accountant  </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Account Executive  </li></ul><ul><li>Banker, Retail/Investment/C...
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Why Take Higher Business Management

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

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