SCQF LEVEL 6 - Higher

The Higher Business Management course gives learners an understanding of the dynamic, changing, competitive and economic environment of industry and commerce. It develops skills in communicating and presenting business-related information, in a variety of formats, to the various stakeholders of an organisation. 


“Learn from your mistakes, only work with people who share your vision and culture and most importantly, focus on your customer”.   Lord Alan Sugar, Entrepreneur 


Higher Business Management


1 Year full time/

6 periods per week


Assignment 30 marks (25%). 

8 hours class time. Completed before the main exam diet. 



90 marks (75%) 





Mrs Coetser 

Miss McGregor 

Mrs Henderson 

Mrs Benton 



The broad range of business skills and topics covered can lead to just about any career inside or outside the business world. Transferable skills developed in business management are in high demand. Skills include understanding how an organisation operates, communication, decision-making, numeracy and presenting – just to name a few. This will give you a   

competitive edge for entry into further education as well as the skills employers look for. 

  • A blend of classroom approaches including practical and ICT-based learning; whole class learning; group work and peer learning; focusing on real-life business contexts   

  • Opportunities for personalisation and choice: learners can choose their Assignment topic in discussion with teacher 

  • Active and independent learning through self and peer evaluations, group feedback, reflecting on learning, making independent decisions  

  • Collaborative learning: working in pairs, small groups or larger groups   

  • Embedding literacy and numeracy skills: communicating; financial awareness; researching, presenting and analysing information; using technology. 


Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

A good pass in National 5 Business Management (Grade B and above) 




Entry at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of BEIT and/or BEIT Faculty Teaching staff who will consider your ability in English. 

what will you get?

Higher in Business Management - graded A-D.


Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course


You can enter several College and Higher Education courses including Business Law; Economics; Enterprise; Finance; Management; Marketing; Tourism or Hospitality Management. 

Opportunities exist in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, food and construction all require entrepreneurs, managers and employees with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues.  

Business Management Job Profiles 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 


Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Holly - S5 

I chose Business Management because it’s one of the few subjects I really enjoy and something which comes natural to me. I also believe that it will be of use to me in the future as the knowledge and skills I have gained studying Nat 5 and Higher will be transferable to whatever I choose to do. I’ve really enjoyed the assignment element of the course as it has given me the opportunity to apply all the knowledge I’ve gained as well as research and analyse an organisation in detail. 

Standing Meeting

George - S6

I elected to study business in 6th year because I knew it would provide me with knowledge that is applicable to any job I will have in my life. It has given me a much deeper understanding of how different aspects of a business function from day to day and I really enjoy it. There is a lot to remember. 

Business Introduction