Business Studies - IGCSE

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Course Code : UOL39
Format : Online
Accreditation : Edexcel
Suggested Duration : 12 Months
Level : IGCSE

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Course Description

IGCSE Business Studies - Edexcel

Our IGCSE Business Studies Distance Learning course has been specially created to meet the needs of individuals that would like to gain a real insight into this interesting subject. Not only this, it is ideal for students wishing to continue their studies at A-Level or to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.

Business Studies cover numerous areas of everyday transactions. For example from setting up a business to having the knowledge of how purchases are made. It also involves understanding how marketing works, finance and also accounting. 

This IGCSE distance learning programme will provide you with a broad introduction to the main elements of this exciting and challenging field.


Unit 1: Business Activity and the Changing Environment


Types of organisation 

Factors of Production Primary, secondary and tertiary activity 

Location Government influences on business activity and objectives

External influences 

Judging Success End of Unit Submission

Unit 2: Human Resources

Internal Organisation


Recruitment, Selection and Training Motivation and Rewards

End of Unit Submission

Unit 3: Accounting and Finance 

External and Internal Sources of Finance, Budgets and Cash Flow Forecasts

Cost and Break Even Analysis

Financial Statements

Ratios and Performance

End of Unit Submission

Unit 4: Marketing

The Market

The Marketing Mix

Market Research

End of Unit Submission

Unit 5: Production 

Economies and Diseconomies of Scale Methods of Production

Productivity Quality 

End of Unit Submission

What is the course title and code for this qualification? IGCSE in Business Studies (Edexcel 4BSO)

Paper 1: Business Studies Paper code: 4BSO/O1 externally assessed

The assessment of this qualification is through a two-hour examination paper, which is set and marked by Edexcel. Single tier of entry. The total number of marks available is 100.


No Previous Knowledge Required

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to our IGCSE courses. Students do need to have literacy and numeracy skills.


Course Modules

  • Unit 1: Business Activity and the Changing Environment

  • Unit 2: Human Resources

  • Unit 3: Accounting and Finance

  • Unit 4: Marketing

  • Unit 5: Production


12 Months Tutor Support

The course is provided to you as a online based version. Students will receive study materials which will assist you though the assessment process. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have throughout the duration of the course. Your tutor will review and mark your work and provide you with feedback. 

You will be able to access our student help desk who will be able to answer any other questions you may have. Learners must have prior permission in order to submit assignments through the post. 



Students are required to complete several assignments which will be reviewed and marked by your personal tutor. Such assignments are known as Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA). You are not required to submit your self-assessment activities, they are for you to help measure and monitor your progress.


Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is a part of Pearson, which is the world’s leading learning organisation. It has an educational heritage established in companies such as Longman and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the largest awarding organisation in the United Kingdom. They provide academic and vocational qualifications and testing to employers, colleges, and schools, as well as other learning institutes in the UK and on an international level. 


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