Why do Business Studies?

The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.


Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political and economic conditions of the day.  Issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business.


The knowledge and skills gained in Business Studies and exposure to enterprise culture can help shape "creative", energetic and enteprising" young people (the curriculum vision statement) who will contribute to New Zealand's economic future.


In Business Studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning.


So where does Business Studies lead?

  • This course leads to tertiary education courses and leads to possible employment in Marketing, Human Resources, Public Relations, Management as well as owning your own business.
  • Students often cater for school events and they can open their own business after school in Food Technology.
  • Performing Arts students regularly stage events that require marketing, budgeting and money handling.
  • Plumbers, electricians, mechanics etc. need business skills to run their own enterprises.