NCEA Level 3 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Bedward

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of Year 12 Business Studies is recommended.

The general aim of Level 3 NCEA Business Studies is for students to further develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning. At this level, students will produce and take to market an innovative product. Throughout the business life cycle, on-going consultation with business mentors will be undertaken and documented. Students will also apply marketing tools to write a comprehensive marketing plan for a new or existing product/service. A marketing budget, timeline and monitoring process will be identified and contingency plans available if needed.


  • Market research;
  • Marketing strategies;
  • Business operation; and
  • Problem solving.

This course is a University Entrance approved subject.


Social Science