Business & Economics

The British School of Bucharest understands that children and young people need to understand the complex and dynamic economic, business and financial environment in which they live.

Economics, business and enterprise education help students be better informed and well-prepared to act as responsible consumers, employees and potential employers.

In Key Stage 4, the IGCSE Business Studies course teaches students basic economic and business understanding and enterprise capability.


The course is divided into six different sections:

  • Understanding business activity

  • People in business

  • Marketing

  • Operations management

  • Financial information and decisions

  • External influences on business activity

Students who finish the IGCSE Business Studies course may choose to progress to A Level Business Studies or an A Level Economics Course.

During Key Stage 5, students can choose the AS/A Level Business Studies or AS/A Level Economics Course.

The AS/A Level Business Studies is built around a core unit with an enterprise theme to enable students to think of a new business idea and how they might research and develop it. It is of particular relevance to careers involving business or ICT, with employment opportunities in the fields of retail, administration, business management or self-employment.


In the AS/A Level Economics course, students will learn about the fundamental forces that affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty, touching on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. It is of particular relevance to careers involving business, economics, law or politics, with employment opportunities in the fields of retail, administration, business management.



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