Level 3 Business Studies
Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Birch
This course is primarily focused on running an innovative, ethical and sustainable business online (ecommerce) and within the surrounding community.
The assessment aspect of this requires students to work within a business group of their choice or independently. Students are required to prepare a business plan which covers all components of a business model and gives focus to creative ideas, sustainability and ethics. This is a full year assessment and is worth 9 credits. Whilst running a business, students have the opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES National Competition).
Marketing is a 10 week internal assessment which requires business groups to complete a marketing campaign to promote their product to a target audience and is worth 6 credits.
The end of year exam focuses on international business and strategic responses to external factors. Students undergo a case study on a specific NZ business that operates in a global context and they are expected to use this content within the examination. The external exam is worth 4 credits.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Initial investment of about $100 to kickstart student's own business. Any costs after that are not expected but might be necessary.
Having studied Business Studies, or Economics, at Level 2 is preferred. Generally good achievement at NCEA Level 2 may be sufficient to negotiate entry to this course.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
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.
Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Market Researcher, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer, Insurance Underwriter,
An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.