13 Business Enterprise & Legal Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Martin

This course has a business focus and involves the commitment of being part of a Young Enterprise team to set up and run a real business within the school environment. It covers the key requirements of running a business and students will take directorship of a company with an aim of developing an innovative and sustainable business activity. Students will develop their understanding of business theory and will apply that theory through participating in a practical business activity. The Legal Studies component will cover Concepts of Law and Concepts of Justice within the New Zealand Legal System.

Other topics include:

  • Effective management roles
  • Managerial skills including leading, planning, organising and controlling
  • Components of good management practice including business ethics and sustainability.
  • Concepts of law, including case studies on Human Rights Act, Crimes Act and Law of Contracts.
  • Concepts of justice applied to specific situation, including specific New Zealand case studies
  • Evaluating the principles of Restorative and Retributive justice, including New Zealand case studies.

Future Areas of interest and study:
This course provides a broad introduction to some of the necessary business skills and information on the New Zealand legal system applicable to all careers and tertiary study.

Note: This course is NOT approved for University Entrance.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27840 v2 Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
U.S. 27843 v2 Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
A.S. 91384 v2 Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity
9r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 9

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

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