Business Studies 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Leech


If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop 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” young people who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future.

In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential approaches to learning. (running your own business)

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will be introduced to the concepts of Business Studies
Students will learn and conduct primary and secondary market research

Term 2
Running a Business
Students will have the opportunity to start and run their own business and make real profits.

Term 3
Running a Business (continued)
Motivation Theory
Students will look into how local business use motivation theories to improve productivity and the work-place environment

Critical Problem
Students will look into how businesses deal with potential problems and some solutions to these.

Term 4
Critical Problem
Revision for and preparation for External examination

Learning Areas:



Accounting 3, Business Studies 3, Economics 3

Career Pathways

Sales Representative, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Business Analyst, Courier/Delivery Agent, Debt Collector, Building Contractor, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Chef, Emergency Management Officer, Trainer, Industrial Designer, Importer/Exporter, Project Manager, Intelligence Officer, Management Consultant, Data Analyst