Level 1 Economics and Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Milne

Business activity affects the daily lives of all people, as they work, spend, save, invest, travel, and play. In this course, students will learn how a small business operates, how financial decisions are made and about basic economic concepts. Students will develop skills for working with people and for effective decision-making. This course includes a combination of Economics, Business Studies and basic Accounting, where students will learn about the NZ economy and their role in it.

Course Overview

Term 1
A general introduction to business and internal and external factors affecting businesses.

Term 2
A study of interdependence and producer decisions

Term 3
A study of the key concepts of demand, supply and markets.

Term 4

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 Economics

Possible career pathways: Anyone wanting to be self-employed such as a business owner/operator, sales assistant, retail manager, economics, accountant, marketing assistant, accounts of bank clerk; anyone interested in the hospitality, tourism, marketing or management (human resources) industries, business or financial adviser, bank manager, lawyer. There are many jobs not listed that will also benefit from business knowledge, but may not necessarily be predominantly focussed on this industry.

Career Pathways

Market Research Analyst, Office Manager, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Production Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Management Consultant, Marketing Specialist, Geospatial Specialist, Data Analyst, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Emergency Management Officer, Insurance Claims Officer, Cleaner, Watchmaker and Repairer, Communications Professional, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Sales Representative, Accountant, Auditor, Customs Broker/Freight Forwarder, Systems Administrator, Actuary, Administration Officer, Finance Manager, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Visual Merchandiser, Personal Assistant, Business Analyst, Economist, Retail Manager, Statistician, Importer/Exporter, Architectural Technician, Financial Adviser, Artistic Director, Bank Worker


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