Approx Cost:
$225.00 case study trip. $28.00 Workbook
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

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

Course Outline:

Students are expected to demonstrate understanding of the following business knowledge, concepts, and content:

  • Organisational structure (advantages and disadvantages, tall, flat, matrix, shamrock).
  • The production process for goods and services (job, batch, flow, lean production, productivity and efficiency, economies of scale, capacity issues).
  • Roles and skills of managers and leaders (difference between managers and leaders, leadership styles).
  • Financial information for management to aid decision making (importance of budgets, variance analysis, monthly revenue and cost reports).
  • The need for and importance of policies and procedures.
  • Corporate social responsibility (costs and benefits).
  • Ineffective choice or management of a growth strategy.
  • Human resources issue such as ineffective leadership or loss of key personnel.
  • Internal controls failure resulting in fraud, errors.
  • Changes in consumer behaviour and/or the emergence of a new competitor.
  • Technology changes.
  • Issues resulting from unethical practice.
  • The purpose of motivation.
  • Different types of motivation, for example, collective (whānau, hapū, iwi) versus individual profit motivation
  • Theories (maslow, taylor, mayo, herzberg, mcgregor, vroom).
  • Factors (financial and non-financial, intrinsic and extrinsic).
  • Evaluation of motivation techniques for business success.
  • Plan, take to market, review and then refine a business activity incorporating a community well-being focus, basing recommendations for the future on market feedback.

There are 6 external credits and 12 internal credits.

Where Does It Lead:

Level 3 Business Studies, Young Enterprise Scheme.

For further information see:
Mrs K Wissel.