Business Innovation


Business Innovation focuses on learning about the successful management of business and enterprise issues in personal, business, and social contexts, locally, nationally, and globally

About the subject

Students gain an understanding of business operations and practice, develop an awareness of business, financial, and technological skills, participate in planning, developing, and controlling business activities, and evaluate decisions on business practices.

Stage 1 Business and Enterprise comprises two core topics and nine option topics. For a 10-credit subject, students undertake:

  • One core topic
  • Two to three option topics

Core Topics:

  • Core Topic 1: Introduction to Business and Enterprise
  • Core Topic 2: Business and Enterprise in Practice

Option Topics:

  • Establishing a Business
  • Business Plans
  • Business Management and Communication
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Technology for Business
  • Marketing
  • Employment Relations
  • Entrepreneurship: the Enterprising Person
  • Global Business


The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 1 Business and Enterprise:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Practical
  • Assessment Type 3: Issues Study

For a 10-credit subject, students provide evidence of their learning through four or five assessments, with at least one assessment from each assessment type.

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