The aim of the Business curriculum is to give students an insight into how businesses around the world operate, thinking about the decisions that they make and the strategies that they employ. Students are encouraged to understand themselves based on the world around them and to understand others in local, national and global markets. The Business curriculum aims to give students the confidence to defend their beliefs and the ability to be open-minded about the beliefs of others, approaching business ideas with an objective but critical eye. This will allow understanding of the need for business as a means of providing goods and services. The course starts with looking at how small business operate, before comparing and contrasting the strategies employed by large businesses.