Level 3 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea E. Cameron

Year 13 Business Studies, uses the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme to facilitate and enable students to have access to greater resources and supports outside of the school environment.

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) is an opportunity for students to unleash their inner entrepreneur and experience the start-up world first-hand. It is an experiential programme where students set up and run a real business. Each YES company creates their own product or service and brings this to market.

Student learning

Through the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, students will:

  • Learn how to plan and run a business
  • Engage in entrepreneurial experiences
  • Develop a range of skills to help them in their career and in life
  • Consult with and create networks in their community

There is $25,000 in national prize money up for grabs as well as regional awards,
regional cash prizes and tertiary scholarships. YES students have opportunities to
attend national competitions and events and go on overseas trips.

Course Overview

Term 1
Challenge 1 – Product Validation
Submit evidence that you have validated your product using one of the following:
• Taken a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to market
• Taken a prototype to your target market

Term 2
Challenge 2 – Pitch
Present a five-minute business pitch to judges from the local business community
During May

Challenge 3 – Promotion
Submit evidence of at least two promotional strategies that you have used to promote
your product or service to your target market.

Term 3
Challenge 4 – Sales
Submit evidence of at least two different ways that you have sold your product or service
during the year.

Challenge 5 – Annual Review
Submit an Annual Review reflecting on your achievements during the year.
This should be 6 – 10 single-sided pages or a 4 – 6 minute video.

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning required, a CAN DO attitude is a must and willingness to work cooperatively is vital.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91382 v2 Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product
6r *
A.S. 91384 v2 Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity
9r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Market Researcher, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer, Insurance Underwri

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