11BU1

11 Business Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Blair Gilbert

This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of how small businesses operate in New Zealand, giving students the confidence and skills to pursue careers in business and entrepreneurship.  The course involves a practical business experience where with a group of others, students are required to operate their own small businesses.  The practical project is supported with learning across a range of concepts including marketing, human resources, operations management, business structure and the factors that influence how business’s operations from experiencing their own business activity and the learning of related theory.  It can be studied as a stand-alone course, or as a useful complement to the traditional courses of Economics or Accounting.

Prerequisites

There are no specific Prerequisites for this course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11BU1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $20

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90837 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of internal features of a small business
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 90838 v3
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.2 - Demonstrate an understanding of external factors influencing a small business
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 90840 v3
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.4 - Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 90842 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.6 - Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0