ASHS Coursebook: 1BUS (Level 1 Business Studies)

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Date:
07/03/2017
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What is this course about?

Business Studies is the study of how young New Zealanders can become entrepreneurs.

A key goal of the course is to help you learn the fundamentals of setting up a business and then put this knowledge into practice. You will form a group with your classmates and start your own business. You will then need to look at

  • Raising capital
  • Product development
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Accounting

Running a Business of this kind will require resilience, creativity, managing oneself, relating to others and thinking. We will need to teach you all how these competencies or capacities are used. We do not assume that you can do them all!


Visiting local firms will allow you to gain further understanding of the way businesses operate. You will also hear from guest speakers who are entrepreneurs. They will tell you about a part of their business and allow you to see how the theory learnt in class can be applied to real life situations.

Skills to be developed

It is important that students who chose to study Business Studies have good written and verbal language skills. The course is  language rich and students need to be able to understand business terminology being used.

A willingness to show enterprising characteristics is vital. Students will be open to different ways of thinking about business problems and be encouraged to take greater ownership of their learning. Curiosity will become your best friend for learning

Responsible and practical use of ICT will be encouraged. The course is practical and up to date reflecting  both current business themes and examples.

This is a hands-on course which requires a willingness to challenge the world we live in and make a difference. Are you ready?!

What will I learn?

You will learn the factors that influence how and why businesses develop. You will also learn how to analyse and solve problems that firms face.

This theory will then be put into practice by you. You will do this by setting up your own business.

What sorts of things will I do?

Analyse a problem that businesses face and try to solve the issue.

Start your own business and make and sell a product.

What standards can I enter?

Summary of standards:
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Domain Name of standard: Version Number: Credits: Assessment:

Assessment

Date:

1
90837
Business
Demonstrate an understanding of internal features of a small business**
1
4
External
end of year exams
1
90839
Business
Apply business knowledge to an operational problem(s) in a given small business context**
1
4
External
end of year exams
1
90840
Business
Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product *
1
3
Internal
end of term 1
1
90842
Business
Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction
1
6
Internal
Week 6 Term 3
1
90841
  Business
Investigate the recruitment of human resources in a business
1
3
Internal
Week 9 Term1
1
22847
Business
Demonstrate an understanding of enterprising behaviour and innovation -

1
2
Internal
Week 10/11 Term 1




Total available credits:
22


Students will choose (in consultation with their teacher) from the standards above. Some of the standards will be optional

**depending on MY MAP or ASMAP

* indicates that a re-assessment will be available subject to ASMAP conversations with tutors.

Students will be encouraged to sit 90839 as this provides an opportunity for a merit or excellence course endorsement. at Level 1

Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry.  Follow this link to see the profile for this course

Frequently asked questions:

Question - What sort of jobs would studying Business Studies be useful for?

Answer - Any jobs in the following fields

  • Management and leadership
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Small business owner
  • Small business finance
  • And Jobs which we do not know as yet are jobs!


Question - What skills will I develop by studying Business Studies?

Answer - Writing skills, problem solving skills, group work skills, financial management skills