Level 2 Business Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Birch

This course is primarily focused on running an innovative, ethical and sustainable business online (ecommerce) and within the Nelson community.

The assessment aspect of this requires students to work in a small business group or independently to prepare a product and business plan which covers market research, competitors, strategic vision, objectives, product development, marketing, finances and sale reports. This is a full year assessment. Whilst running a business, students have the opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES National Competition).

Motivation in Commerce Internal Assessment in Term 2 explores motivation theory models to address the psychological factors behind why people enjoy their jobs and why people do not. Students are given a local business to research and analyse and are required to report their findings. This is a 5 week internal assessment.

The end of year exam focuses on external factors that influence a business. Students learn how to implement strategic responses to manage risk on a business wide, professional scale.


Level 3 Business Studies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Initial investment of about $100 to kickstart students own business. Any costs after that are not expected but might be necessary.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90848 v2 Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
A.S. 90847 v2 Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
A.S. 90844 v3 Business Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

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.