Business Studies

Years 11 and 12


Head of Department: Jeremy Whitney

Year 11

Business Studies

Business Studies is the theoretical and practical aspects of business. It offers learning from the planning, management and running of a business with specific focus on the management of operations, marketing, finance and human resource in large businesses.

Contemporary issues and case studies are embedded in the course to provide a framework for students to apply learned theories to real issues experienced in the business environment.

Business Studies also fosters intellectual, social and moral development by assisting students to think critically about the role of business and its ethical responsibilities to society.

Preliminary Course

Nature of business – the role and nature of business
Business management – the nature and responsibilities of management
Business planning – establishing and planning a small to medium enterprise

HSC Course

Operations – strategies for effective operations management
Marketing – development and implementation of successful marketing strategies
Finance – financial information in the planning and management of business
Human resources – human resource management and business performance

Assessment Structure

Preliminary Course
Task 1: Topic test
Task 2: Business Report
Task 3: Semester Two Examination

HSC Course
Task 1: Research-based Business Report
Task 2: In-class test based on case study
Task 3: Essay
Task 4: Trial HSC Examination