Business Studies NCEA Level 3



This is an "approved subject" for University Entrance. Standards marked (R/W) may be counted towards either (but not both) Reading or Writing credits for Literacy. Standards marked (R) may be counted towards the Reading credits for Literacy.


Successful completion of Business Studies NCEA Level 2. Or NCEA: 14 credits in each of 3 x Level 2 Achievement Standard subjects. Or CAIE: C Grades or better in 3 x AS subjects.

Course Description:

The course involves practical examination of how and why New Zealand businesses operate in global markets. This involves students investigating and analysing the internal and external factors influencing businesses in a global context. In addition, students will have the opportunity to form a business around an area of interest and develop a comprehensive Marketing Plan.

Achievement Standards:

391379(R/W)Business Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how internal factors interact within a business that operates in a global context4ExternalCompulsory
391380(R/W)Business Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of strategic response to external factors by a business that operates in a global context4ExternalCompulsory
391382(R)Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product6InternalCompulsory
391384(R)Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity9InternalCompulsory

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