L3 Business Innovation - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Kapa

L3 Business Innovation - Become Your Own Boss - Semester A

Why should you take Business Innovation?

Students who take this course will be confident in expressing their product ideas both in a written report (Product Launch) and in a presentation to a panel of business mentors (Product Viability). These entrepreneurs will mentor you through the different stages of your business and give you advice on your next steps.  Students must have  good self management skills if taking BOTH Semesters to achieve the  University Entrance subject. Students should take this course if they want to investigate a product idea and experience the journey of making it a reality. 

Learning Objective 8.2

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:  plan, take to market, review, and then refine an innovative, sustainable business activity; analyse the activity and its success in the marketplace.

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.

L3 Key Business Concept:  Globalisation and Social Sustainability

L3 Key Business Value:  Integrity which involves being honest, accountable and acting ethically

L3 Key Business Skills:  Promotion, Planning, Presentation

Learning Context

Students will research  a product idea and with the help of their mentors and Ms Kapa, present a plan to both launch and promote, and make and market their product throughout the year.

An Achieved in AS 91382 (6 credits) is a prerequisite for Semester B.

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Achieved in any Level 1 or Level 2 Business & Innovation standards

Achieved in Semester A (Product Launch) is the prerequisite for Semester B (Product Viability)


Auckland University - Bachelor of Commerce
Massey University - Bachelor of Business
AUT - Bachelor of Business and Communication

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

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

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
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 6
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 6

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.


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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