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Level 3 Business Studies

Level 3 Business Studies Course Outline.                             Year Planner BUS 3 Year Plan

Term   Code Achievement Standard Title Credits
 Int / Ext
 UE Lit FAO
 191383 Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses 3 Int R None
 1 - 2 91382 Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product  6 IntRNone 
 2 - 3 91384 Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity  9 IntRNone
 3 - 4 91381  Apply business knowledge to address a complex problem(s) in a given global  business context.  4 ExtR / W 
 3    ----- Young Enterprise Exam.  --------  -------------- 

UE Literacy credits available = 22 Reading, 4 Writing.

What should I have already achieved?

The ability to work well with others in a group-based environment.
The ability to set goals and meet deadlines.
An entrepreneurial spirit - a willingness to try new things and be awesome.

What will I learn?

The Level 3 course is a practical course. You will set up and run a real business, a business making real products and using real money. We partner with the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), a nationwide programme providing you with authentic learning opportunities and the chance to win national awards.
You will also explore and apply theoretical business concepts including Leadership, Quality Management, Innovation, Sustainability and Intellectual Property Rights.

How is this course assessed?

Learning in Business Studies is assessed through internal and external achievement standards. The focus is on learning the skills needed to effectively plan for and run a business.

Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No. The learning takes place over most of the year, from the start of Term 1 till the end of Term 3. The size and scale of the project means that FAO's are not able to be offered.

What is the Young Enterprise Exam?

All students participating in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme are eligible to enter the Young Enterprise exam. This highly prestigious exam reviews the experience of a YES student in relation to a relevant case study. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their transfer of learning from their own experience to that of a real company. The exam is worth 14 credit equivalents at Level 3. The student with the top exam mark will take out the National Excellence Award and scholarship from the Massey University Business School.

Are there any Pre-requisite for level 3 Business Studies

Automatic entry - 14 credits in Level 2 Business Studies, including 4 externally assessed credits.
Provisional entry - NCEA Level 2 including UE literacy
Discuss with TIC - all other cases

What are the course costs? BUS3 Fees = $60.00 (Young Enterprise Registration Fee $35.00, Young Enterprise Exam Fee $25.00)