Business Studies - Level 3

BUS3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Leech

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.



Topics include:

  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business
  • Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business
  • Opportunity to compete in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme
  • Apply business knowledge to address a complex problem(s) in a given global business context




    Course Overview

    Term 1
    Introduction &
    AS91382 Marketing Plan (Internal)- students will produce a Marketing Plan and implement real life research and come up with strategies to market a real product/service


    AS91869 - Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business (Internal)

    Term 2
    AS91869 cont.
    AS91870 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business (Internal)

    Term 3
    AS91870 cont.
    AS91381 - Complex Problem(External) - students will learn about how businesses deal with problems and come up with possible solutions to these

    Term 4
    AS91381 - Complex Problem(External) - revision for exam

    Prerequisites

    This course is open entry.


    Credit Information
    Assessment
    Level
    Internal or
    External
    Credits
    L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
    A.S. 91870 v1 Agribusiness 3.9 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business
    3
    I
    4
    Y
    *
    A.S. 91869 v1 Agribusiness 3.8 - Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business
    3
    I
    4
    Y
    4r *
    A.S. 91382 v2 Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product
    3
    I
    6
    Y
    6r *
    A.S. 91381 v2 Business Studies 3.3 - Apply business knowledge to address a complex problem(s) in a given global business context
    3
    E
    4
    Y
    4r,4w *
    Total Credits
    Approved subject for University Entrance

    Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

    * 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.

    Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
    Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
    Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

    Pathway Tags

    All students who take business studies gain knowledge, skills, and attributes that they will need should they become entrepreneurs, run their own business, or become involved in a business or community organisation. The skills students learn in business studies are transferable to learning in many other areas, and to real life.


    Disclaimer

    POLICY
    It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.