- Approx Cost:
- $25.00 case study trip.
- 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.