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I want to do business managgement or administration or accountancy at uni so should I take Business Studies. Will good unis not accept me if I take Business studies for A-Level or will it help and be useful.
Or should I choose another subject?
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Economics is probably better respected. I found a lot of the AS Business Studies a bit out of date and it didn't really go that much in depth. It just touched on things.
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They don't do Economics at my school

Is Geography a good subject to study and will it be useful to do for the business course I want to do at uni?
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I want to do business managgement or administration or accountancy at uni so should I take Business Studies. Will good unis not accept me if I take Business studies for A-Level or will it help and be useful.
Or should I choose another subject?
Business isn't as respected as the name suggests, i have taken it for A level and i found it to be too theory orientated, i dont think that it would help much in a management degree. Economics is a better subject but i recommend contacting unis with the sort of grades you think you can achieve and asking their opinions, its never too late to plan ahead.
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They don't do Economics at my school

Is Geography a good subject to study and will it be useful to do for the business course I want to do at uni?
I do AQA geography and I find it the easiest of my subjects by a mile. There's no coursework at AS and only a smallish project at A2. Compared to the beastly ICT projects, it's a walk in the park. Just make sure you know your facts and case studies and the exam is fine too.
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Economics is probably better respected. I found a lot of the AS Business Studies a bit out of date and it didn't really go that much in depth. It just touched on things.
I have to disagree with you there. Many people believe 'Business Studies' is a mickey mouse subject because it contains the word 'Studies' after it, a word synonymous with mickey mouse subjects, like 'General Studies' and..........erm.........no..... ....I shan's delve into that topic, moreover, it pisssess me off that someone can simplay dismiss Business Studies as not academic enough. It is a subject that requires a lot of depth, analysis and evaluation skills.
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I have to disagree with you there. Many people believe 'Business Studies' is a mickey mouse subject because it contains the word 'Studies' after it, a word synonymous with mickey mouse subjects, like 'General Studies' and..........erm.........no..... ....I shan's delve into that topic, moreover, it pisssess me off that someone can simplay dismiss Business Studies as not academic enough. It is a subject that requires a lot of depth, analysis and evaluation skills.
no its nothing to do with the name business studies. i just think it is very vocational, therefore not academic
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no its nothing to do with the name business studies. i just think it is very vocational, therefore not academic
In what respect is business studies a vocational subject? My definition of vocational is where one learns the skills to be used for an occupation, such as a mechanic learning to fix a motor.
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In what respect is business studies a vocational subject? My definition of vocational is where one learns the skills to be used for an occupation, such as a mechanic learning to fix a motor.
accounting?
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Erm I probably just didn't appecriate the value of it, I got a B in AS and had to teach myself an entire unit. However Business Studies makes a lot of sense to me, I get high marks in my buisness modules at university.

I guess its just been able to use common sense with more advanced theories.
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accounting?
In what respect? Please elaborate on why you said business is a vocational subject.
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Business Studies is not vocational at all, is 100% theoy based, even the accounting stuff you do such as double entry book keeping is all theory.
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Erm I probably just didn't appecriate the value of it, I got a B in AS and had to teach myself an entire unit. However Business Studies makes a lot of sense to me, I get high marks in my buisness modules at university.

I guess its just been able to use common sense with more advanced theories.
Why did you not carry it on? To A2?
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Business Studies is not vocational at all, is 100% theoy based, even the accounting stuff you do such as double entry book keeping is all theory.
Yes there are different qualifications that they do:

AVCE Business.
Business Studies.
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In what respect? Please elaborate on why you said business is a vocational subject.
Business Studies is a course which provides the opportunity for you to develop a wide range of business related knowledge and skills. Your studies will cover a wide range of topics relating to business such as the law, accounting, marketing, and others which enable you to ‘taste’ vocational areas that you may wish to pursue after A level.
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Why did you not carry it on? To A2?
I went to MANCAT. It was only offered in the second year of my AVCE that I could do the Business Studies AS, so I couldn't have done it at A2 as I had left college by then. I am just annoyed they didn't sugest in year 1. Only four people opted for it and 3 of them completly failed so they have now scrapped that option.
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Business Studies is a course which provides the opportunity for you to develop a wide range of business related knowledge and skills. Your studies will cover a wide range of topics relating to business such as the law, accounting, marketing, and others which enable you to ‘taste’ vocational areas that you may wish to pursue after A level.
In business you learn from a syllabus that encompassess many topics, much like any other subject. It's not leaned to any specific area.
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