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    hey :tsr2:

    wondering whether business studies is a respected subject among unis?? (picking out subjects for AS at college, need to finalise them quite soon)

    ..plan to study Economics at university
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    Unfortunatly not. It's "blacklisted", meaning uni's don't respect it as much as other A-levels. Does the institution your attending not provide an Economics course?

    All in all, it depends on what degree you want to study; what university you wish to attend; and what you enjoy. Don't be put off because the subject isn't deemed as academicaly challanging as, say, some more traditional subjects, because, universities won't hold this against you, providing your other choices ARE respected.

    For example (I assume your intrested in a business degree): Maths, English literature, History, Biology or Chemistry or Physics and Business.

    Of course this depends on your strengths and weaknesses. If you could stipulate which this are, I could maybe fix you together a better combination?
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    Unfortunatly not. It's "blacklisted", meaning uni's don't respect it as much as other A-levels. Does the institution your attending not provide an Economics course?

    All in all, it depends on what degree you want to study; what university you wish to attend; and what you enjoy. Don't be put off because the subject isn't deemed as academicaly challanging as, say, some more traditional subjects, because, universities won't hold this against you, providing your other choices ARE respected.

    For example (I assume your intrested in a business degree): Maths, English literature, History, Biology or Chemistry or Physics and Business.

    Of course this depends on your strengths and weaknesses. If you could stipulate which this are, I could maybe fix you together a better combination?
    I originally did want to do Economics, but the places are all taken up at the college (I applied pretty late lol)...and well currently the subjects i've picked out are Maths, Chemistry, English Langauge & Literature, and well the fourth is basically what i'm trying to decide on
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    (Original post by siddy_1990)
    I originally did want to do Economics, but the places are all taken up at the college (I applied pretty late lol)...and well currently the subjects i've picked out are Maths, Chemistry, English Langauge & Literature, and well the fourth is basically what i'm trying to decide on
    Ok, they are very good subjects! Do you have any ideas yet of what you'd like to do in the future? Do you have an enrollment day at the college?
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    well you know about the studying economics at uni...but further on from that well I'd hope to become an investment banker, financial trader...something in that field.

    my enrollment day was today, and I was quite late so the places for Eco were taken up (I am however on a waiting list)
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    have u thought of doing a science, maybe chem or physics, because this will combine well with maths and some parts of business????
    and if u want 2 apply to gd unis further maths is highly valued
    hope this helps
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    (Original post by vinsta)
    have u thought of doing a science, maybe chem or physics, because this will combine well with maths and some parts of business????
    and if u want 2 apply to gd unis further maths is highly valued
    hope this helps
    these are the subjects currently picked out Maths, Chemistry, English Langauge & Literature....deciding on my fourth

    F. Maths I've been told is extremely hard, although that depends on the person...I am fairly good at maths but i doubt I'd be able to handle Further :p:
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    ...I think you should take business, regardless of it's academic status

    Did you take it at GCSE level?
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    ...I think you should take business, regardless of it's academic status

    Did you take it at GCSE level?
    Nope..that's why I'm so unsure about it :rolleyes:
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    Take it! It'll give you an insight into the business world, alowing you to be sure of what degree you wish to take. It's not difficult either, providing you listen!
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    Do AQA Applied Business....its more enjoyable
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    After doing 2 year of it for IGCSE i wouldn't go near it with a barge pole. It's not because its hard, it's just realy boring for the first 1.75 years. Plus i didnt enjoy it so i'm not chsing it as an option for AS.
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    i did it for both AS and A2..so as economics..i did 4 Alevels..personally i think it's a very enjoyable subject and actually very academically challenging..i don't know why some people say it's easy..i find economics easier. honestly, most unis are fine with business..maybe except LSE and cambridge..if you can do economics, maybe take economics instead. otherwise, i'd say business is a good course.
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    So long as you don't have 2 out of 3 blacklisted subjects you'll be fine. I got an offer from the number 3 uni in the country with Business Studies...
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    i thought LSE doesn't like business studies? maybe your personal statement was really strong?
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    LSE was the first to have a blacklist. They say one subject out of three is OK, more than one and they automatically reject you.
 
 
 

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