Business A2 Level - 9609



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the 'approved list' for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

Students must have completed the Business Studies AS course with Grade C or better.

Course Description:

Business A2 Level provides a comprehensive perspective of business activity. It is excellent preparation for those wanting a broad perspective of business or for students intending to study Commerce at tertiary level. The case-study style of the assessment allows students to apply their knowledge to making business decisions. It develops a student’s understanding in the following areas from an analytical perspective: •Strategic management decision-making • Business and the environment within which it operates • Business finance and accounting • Marketing decisions • Operations and project management decisions • People in organisations Business A2 Level will encourage students to develop: • Awareness of the economic, environmental, legal, ethical, social and technological issues associated with business • Awareness that business behaviour can be studied from a range of stakeholders including customer, manager, owner and employee • Critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value • Decision making and problem solving skills in a business context • Effective communication skills • Understanding and appreciation of the nature and scope of business, and its role in society. The course will focus on business in a New Zealand setting where appropriate.


Paper 33 Case Study External Compulsory Weighting: 50%
Papers 13 & 23 AS Mark External Compulsory Weighting: 50%