12BUS

12 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Smith

This course is designed to give students experience in running their own business. They will learn how both internal and external factors impact a businesses decision making and actions. 

The course content touches on many aspects of business organisation including; 

  • Organisation structure, spans of control and supply chain
  • Sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethical decisions
  • Understanding and interpreting financial information to make decisions
  • The role and skills of successful managers

A large part of the course requires students to work effectively in teams. Students are encouraged to apply good communication and planning skills to ensure the successful completion of the community business plan.

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Undertake a business activity which has a community focus
  • Complete a market research activity individually
  • Understand internal factors which affect the running of a business
  • Understand how motivational theories can impact the success of a business
  • Apply real life case studies and experience to business theories and concepts

Supports future study in:
Business, marketing, commerce and communication degrees, careers in business, marketing and human relations, international business and agribusiness.


Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

We strongly recommend the purchase of L2 Business Studies Learning Workbook as a learning enhancement for around $35.00.

Recommended Prior Learning

None

Pathway

Level 3 Business Studies (13BUS), university degrees. It can lead to careers in business, commerce, marketing, financial services. It also supports learning in 13ACC, 13BLS and 13ECO.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90843 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90846 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.4 - Conduct market research for a new or existing product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90847 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90848 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 9
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 3

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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