Do you want to thrive in the business world? Take Business Studies as part of our Innovator pathway and unlock knowledge that will serve you well in your choice of industry.


Why Business Studies?

Business makes the world go round. At Ada we want to play a part in spinning the axis. Our country’s wealth is superior because of fast-moving trade and rapid tech developments. Business Studies shows you how to overcome the road bumps by learning from the decisions made by smart businesses of today.

How can you grow an idea into a profitable tech business? Why are women less well represented in senior management teams, particularly in tech firms? How are British businesses using technology to meet the challenges of globalisation?

We will investigate the role that technology makes in making important strategic decisions. We will also learn what Corporate Social Responsibility actually means, and how this influences the future of any forward-thinking business. While we love risk-takers, with Business Studies A Level you will learn to identify which risks are worth taking. Even if you don’t want to pitch an idea to the Dragon’s Den, Business Studies gives you commercial savviness that will put you a step ahead of the rest when you go to industry.


What you'll learn

  • What is Business
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Investment
  • Business Strategy
  • Economics Applied to Business

Entry Requirments

To begin this course students must have achieved at least 5 GCSE qualifications at grades 4-9 from the following list: Business, Maths, Computer Science, IT, English Language, English Literature, Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Double/Triple Science), History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages.

Other qualifications will be considered and Ada does make a limited number of contextual offers. Ask a member of the recruitment team if you are unsure.

It is about more than just GCSE results though. At Ada we believe in talent spotting the best potential students for pioneering digital futures. When you apply to Ada you will be invited to an assessment centre event, where you will meet other potential students, staff and industry professionals. The assessment centre will look at your ability to problem solve, think logically and analytically and work with others. You will also have an interview, which will focus on career ambitions and your understanding of the Ada Values (Rigour, Resilience, Curiosity, Collaboration and Creativity).


Progression and career opportunities

  • Start-up founder

  • Systems analyst

  • IT Consultant

  • UX Analyst