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Course Description

Business activity is a feature of everyone’s life. Throughout the world people engage in a web of business activities to design, produce, market, deliver and support a range of goods and services.

As a course, Business Studies is distinctive in that it encompasses the theoretical and practical aspects of business in contexts which students will encounter throughout their lives. Conceptually, it offers learning from the planning of a small business to the management of operations, marketing, finance and human resources in large businesses. Through the analysis of contemporary business strategies the course also provides rigour and depth and lays an excellent foundation for students either in tertiary study or in future employment.


Business Studies


2 (Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Topic 1: Nature of Business
  • Topic 2: Business Management
  • Topic 3: Business Planning

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Topic 1: Operations
  • Topic 2: Marketing
  • Topic 3: Finance
  • Topic 4: Human Resources

What do you do in this course?

The key competencies of collecting, analysing and organising information and communicating ideas and information, reflect core processes of business research and case studies and are explicit in the objectives and outcomes of the syllabus.

Students’ analyse situations, assess the key problems and propose solutions. Students work as individuals and as members of groups to conduct business investigations, and through this, working with others and in teams are developed.

How can this course help you in the future?

Business Studies provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills that form a valuable foundation for a range of courses at university and other tertiary institutions. The study of Business Studies assists students to prepare for employment and full and active participation as citizens. In particular, there are opportunities for students to gain recognition in vocational education and training.