L2BUS Level 2 Business


Level 2 Business


To enable students to appreciate the issues that challenge businesses in New Zealand and beyond through exploring the business themes of:

  • Business formation

  • Functions of a business

  • People in business

  • Business management

  • Business environment


  • To examine the external factors that affect a large business

  • To investigate the application of motivation theory in business

  • To conduct and analyse market research

  • To apply business knowledge to a critical problem in a large business context

  • To process financial transactions for a sole proprietor


Students must have gained NCEA Level One and have an interest in the New Zealand business environment and what challenges small to medium sized businesses. Completing Level 1 Economics and Business is a major advantage. The Level 2 Economics course also provides a complementary understanding of the forces that impact on the New Zealand business environment.




The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught. There will be no reassessment opportunity for these standards. Instead you will be given the opportunity to improve on your efforts if you get small things wrong that you can fix with no further teaching or learning occurring (resubmission). Because there is no reassessment, if you do not submit the assessment on the due date you have failed the standard.

The externally assessed achievement standards will be formatively assessed using tests and exams during the year. The results from these assessments will count towards class placings and any derived grade applications if you are unable to sit final examinations.

It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA INformation. The following rules are emphasized here:

Late Work

Work submitted late for the internally assessed standards will score a “Not Achieved” . If you have a genuine reason why you are unable to submit work by the due date, then you are able to apply for an extension. This should occur prior to the due date, not after. Approach your subject teacher and make your case. Read the NCEA Student Handbook for more detail.

Authenticity and Appeals

The work you do must be your own. Copied work or work attributed to you that is actually someone else’s (e.g. downloaded from the Internet) will not be marked.The school has policies which clearly state what happens in these cases.

You have the right to appeal your teacher’s assessment decision. This must be done within 7 days. These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.

Computer Failure:

Many of your assignments will be computer based. Ensure you have a back-up system in place. Using an external hard drive, a USB or email the work to yourself to guard against computer failure. Computer and printer failures are not valid excuses for handing work in late


This course leads directly to Level 3 Business and Enterprise and also prepares for tertiary study in business, marketing and other commerce degrees. It also contains basic skills and knowledge that will be valuable and relevant to a student’s working life.


For All indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.