Level 3 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Sharma.

The context of this course is large global businesses. The study of business is about how

individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services
to satisfy customers. Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical,
environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day. Issues such as sustainability,
citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business.
The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help
shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to New Zealand’s
economic future. In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and
practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to
learning. Business studies has natural links to the social sciences learning area. Contexts for
business can also be drawn from other learning areas, such as technology. Topics covered
include: marketing, management and human resources.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91382 v2
Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91383 v2
Business Studies 3.5 - Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 9
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.