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Why Take Business Studies?

Business Studies subjects generally lie within the Social Science Learning Area of the New Zealand Curriculum. The Business Studies Department offers Accounting, Business Studies, Economics and Financial Capabilities. The aim of the department is to enhance understanding and capability of business and finance principles, giving students the confidence and skills to pursue careers in business and entrepreneurship.

The Business Studies Department is a leader in the areas of innovation and integrated learning. Our Year 9 programmes integrate Media, Business, Technology, Health and Science in the Enterprise and Advertising option, while the Money, Wealth and Well-being option integrates Financial Capabilities, Numeracy and Communication. The key competencies of thinking, relating to others, managing self, and participating/contributing are the cornerstone of Business Studies and the foundation of teaching strategies.

We have relatively open entry into all Business Studies and Economics classes. Entry into Year 12 and 13 Accounting is restricted but we offer the Introductory classes as an alternative pathway.