Papakura High School Papakura High School

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.

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