BS2000 - Business Studies - NCEA Level 2 (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 medium-to-large business of local, national or international significance. The business should also be connected to their life, for example: a listed company, a retail company with multiple outlets, a school, local government, a large corporation, or a bank.

Ākonga look at internal and external features, critical business problems, and apply business knowledge to provide possible solutions and recommendations to address them. They also have the opportunity to conduct market research and identify motivation practices and apply their knowledge of motivation theory in a business.

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
121 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of office equipment and administration processes 7 4 Internal
SSeService Industries sector-related standard
90843 Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
90844 Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
90845 Apply business knowledge to a critical problem(s) in a given large business context 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
90846 Conduct market research for a new or existing product 2 3 Internal
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90847 Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard