Approx Cost:
$235.00 case study trip. $28.00 Workbook
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Open entry.  However, a desire to study commerce at tertiary level is recommended.

Course Outline:

Business Studies is a course for students who want a hands-on experience running their own business.  Students work in business groups to develop a product that not only makes a profit but also provides a community focus.  As a business they will complete market research, a business plan, budgets and forecasts, marketing production and partake in two market days.

The course will also cover motivation theorist and how these apply to employees/employers and how to best increase production and profit for the business through these principles.

The external exam is based on a case study trip to Kaikoura Whale Watch and Waipara Springs Winery where students will learn a range of internal operations such as the production process, the use of financial information, corporate social responsibility aspects, organisational structure and policy and procedures.

 

Assessment:

15 internal credits (12 involve group project work and 3 are an individual report).  There are 4 external credits based on the case study trip.

Where Does It Lead:

Level 3 Business Studies, Young Enterprise Scheme, Tertiary study in Business Studies

For further information see:
Mrs Erasito