L2 Business Innovation - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Kapa

L2 Business Innovation - Be the next NADIA LIM or MALCOLM RANDS Entrepreneur - Semester A

This course is offered in Semester A and B - Students who wish to gain a course endorsment should take both semesters.

Why take Business Innovation?

Students who are interested in planning and making an upcycled product in teams should consider taking this course. Practical students who are already taking a technology subject or students who already have a hobby that can be turned into cash!  This course is built around teamwork, by sharing the workload, all students will benefit from the experience of running a small business. You will be selling your product at school and at local markets. Report writing is an essential skill for this course.

Learning Objective 7.1

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:  explore how and why large businesses in New Zealand make operational decisions in response to internal and external factors.

What is Business Innovation about?

The study of business Innovation is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.

Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day. Issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business.

The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people (the curriculum vision statement) who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future.

What curriculum skills will students learn in this course?

L2 Key Business Concept:  Citizenship and Environmental Sustainability/Kaitiakitanga

L2 Key Business Value:  Excellence, by aiming high and by persevering in the face of difficulties

L2 Key Business Skills:  Research and Reporting 

Learning Context

This assessment will be  completed as a team (or individual if requested) and covers three parts -1   planning/writing, 2  making/selling and 3  reviewing/planning.

Previous successful products include:  upcycled pallet clocks, wheat bags, crystal soap, tyre swings.

Markets include:  school, Kaukapakapa market

Source:  http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Social-sciences/Business-studies/Learning-programme-design

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Students who enjoy doing research and analysing information should apply. 

Students will be expected to write confidently using provided templates. 


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90842 v2
Business Studies 1.6 - Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 6
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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