We mean business! – building a successful business!
Are you considering becoming a small business owner or working in a business in the future? If so, Business is the subject for you. Business is in every aspect of society and is relevant to all individuals in a rapidly changing, technology-focused and innovation-driven world. The knowledge and skills developed in Business will allow students to contribute meaningfully to society, the workforce and the marketplace. Business will prepare students as potential employees, employers, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs of the future.
Business is an ATAR subject offered in years 10, 11 and 12. Over the three years, students develop an understanding of the five stages of the business life cycle: seed, start-up, growth, maturity and post-maturity and explore the characteristics, challenges and strategies businesses use throughout each of these stages. Students can enter Business in year 11 and achieve success, without having completed year 10 Business or any junior Business subjects.
Why study Business?
The study of Business provides opportunities for students to pursue entrepreneurial pathways and a wide range of careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Business develops student confidence and capacity to participate as members or leaders of the global workforce through the integration of the 21st century skills. Business allows students to engage with the dynamic business world, in both national and global contexts, the changing workforce and emerging digital technologies. It addresses contemporary implications, giving students a competitive edge in the workplace as socially responsible and ethical members of the business community, and as informed citizens, employees, consumers and investors.
Facilities, Equipment and Software:
Business classes are held in computer labs to provide students with access to software on industry standard desktop machines. Microsoft Word is used extensively in Business and students become proficient in its use. Guest speakers including local small business owners and employees are often used to share their knowledge and real-life experiences.
Business is a subject suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond school that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education or work. Business provides a basis for further education and employment in the fields of business management, business development, entrepreneurship, business analytics, economics, business law, accounting and finance, international business, marketing, human resource management, agribusiness and business information systems.
Units of study:
Years 10 and 11
|15 weeks||Unit 1: Business Creation|
Topic 1: Fundamentals of business
Topic 2: Creation of business ideas
Unit 2: Business Growth
Topic 1: Establishment of a business
Topic 2: Entering markets
|18 weeks||Unit 3: Business Diversification|
Topic 1: Competitive markets
Topic 2: Strategic development
Unit 4: Business Evolution
Topic 1: Repositioning a business
Topic 2: Transformation of business