NCEA Level 3 Enterprise Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms G. Sangster

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 2 (including level 1 numeracy and literacy), 12 credits in business studies at NCEA Level 2 or in consultation with teacher in charge.

Enterprise studies 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 student will form a company, conduct market research, create their own product or service and bring this to market and sell. 

Students will:

  • Learn about business planning and operations
  • Develop a range of personal and business skills
  • Consult with and create networks in their community
  • Learn how to make informed decisions on the use and management of money
  • Have an opportunity to compete in the Young Enterprise Scheme

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
Form companies and organise roles
Lean canvas
Market research and marketing plan

Term 2
Continue developing product design
Promoting and marketing product
Dragon's Den / Shark Tank
Market days begin

Term 3
Continue marketing, promoting and selling throughout term 3
Annual review


Vocational Pathways

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1x 60 pocket clear file, personal laptop recommended

It is recommended that students pay the following course costs if they choose to compete in the Young Enterprise Scheme
Registration per student for Young Enterprise Scheme Competition $35
Travel to Timata / Kick Start Day (cost to be advised – this was sponsored in 2021).
Travel to Young Enterprise Scheme regional and national awards ceremonies if applicable (cost to be advised – this was sponsored in 2021).

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 Underwriter

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