Level 2 Business (L2BUS)


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

What will I learn?

    • 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

What should I have done already?

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.

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

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

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.

Where does this course lead?

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.

Indicative costs

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