NCEA Level 2 Business Studies

12BUS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Bedward

The aim of Level 2 NCEA Business Studies is for students to develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning. Students will learn how individuals and groups of people use market research to organise, plan, create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers needs. At this level, students will experience how their own business is influenced by the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day by taking a product to market for 2 separate selling cycles. They will be able to produce cash flow forecasts, as well as identify and make the necessary changes to expenditure to maintain a cash surplus. The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, will help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future. 

Content/Skills:

  • Market research;
  • Cash flow forecasting;
  • Business operation; and
  • Problem solving.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Business Studies

Recommended Prior Learning

English A.S. 90052 or A.S. 90053.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90845 v2 Business Studies 2.3 - Apply business knowledge to a critical problem(s) in a given large business context
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 90846 v2 Business Studies 2.4 - Conduct market research for a new or existing product
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 90847 v2 Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 90848 v2 Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
2
I
9
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Market Researcher, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer, Insurance Underwri


Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.