Business AS - 9609

12BSC

UE:

This course leads to 13BSC. This subject is equivalent to a subject on the 'approved list' for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

Completion of the Business Studies IGCSE course is an advantage but it is not a requirement. Fluency in written English is important for this course which involves writing essays.

Course Description:

The AS Business course provides a broad perspective of business activity giving an overview of the different functional areas undertaken by businesses. Students will analyse the characteristics and activities of organisations and how they respond to the changing demands of their environments. They will gain an understanding of how effective managers and leaders develop successful organisations and reflect on how successful business organisations engage in financial and accounting practices to maximise stakeholders value. The course develops an understanding of business in the following areas: • Business and the environment • Marketing • People in Organisations • Operations • Business finance This course will focus on businesses in a New Zealand setting where appropriate. This subject is equivalent to a subject on the 'approved list' for University Entrance.

Components:

Paper 13 Short Answer And Essay External Compulsory Weighting: 40%
Paper 23 Data Response External Compulsory Weighting: 60%