BS1000 - Business Studies - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsement available)

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What is Business Studies?

In a rapidly changing world, it is important that people are able to make informed and rational decisions about business matters. Business Studies considers how individuals and groups organise, plan and act to produce goods and services to satisfy customers. The knowledge and skills gained in Business Studies and exposure to enterprise culture can help shape creative, energetic and enterprising people who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future. In Business Studies, ākonga develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts.

What this course involves

In this course, ākonga explore the five key themes (business formation, functions of business, people in business, business management and the business environment) within the context of a small-to-medium business, of local, national or international significance. The business should also be connected to their life, for example: a local farm, tourist operator, retail outlet, franchise, or early childcare centre.

Ākonga will look at the internal and external features of businesses that influence their success. They investigate operational business problems and provide causes, impacts, possible solutions and recommendations to address them.

Also studied in this course is the marketing mix model and human resources processes. Ākonga gain knowledge of enterprising behaviour, innovation and entrepreneurship in business contexts.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Ākonga should have a reasonable level of literacy.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
22847 Demonstrate knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship in business contexts 5 2 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90837 Demonstrate an understanding of internal features of a small business 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90838 Demonstrate an understanding of external factors influencing a small business 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90839 Apply business knowledge to an operational problem(s) in a given small business context 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
90840 Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product 3 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90841 Investigate aspects of human resource processes in a business 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard