Business Studies Level 2

Business Studies intends to help build an enterprising culture in New Zealand through a focus on knowledge of business and on applying that knowledge in a range of business contexts. At Level 2 the course focuses on large New Zealand tourism businesses with more than 20 employees.

Business Studies Level 2 (Full Year) (L2BUSSF)

Prior Learning: 12 credits at Merit level across Business Studies and English
Future Pathways/Subjects: Level 3 Business Studies
This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of how New Zealand businesses operate. It covers: Worker motivation, market research, major global New Zealand businesses and gives an insight into the internal and external factors that influence New Zealand businesses.
TOTAL CREDITS : 14 credits

Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
90843 2 4 L1 Lit Business Studies 2.1 – Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business Exam External
90844 2 4 L1 Lit Business Studies 2.2 – Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors Exam External
90846 2 3 Num, L1 Lit Business Studies 2.4 – Conduct market research for a new or existing product Test
90847 2 3 L1 Lit Business Studies 2.5 – Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business Test


Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries