NCEA L3 Business Enterprise

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Robinson

In Level 3 Business Enterprise students will have the opportunity to set up and run a small business. It is a great opportunity to test your ideas, realise uniqueness, develop strengths, learn about enterprise and possibly make a profit.

At the same time, you will earn a qualification in business practice and gain valuable practical experience.

In Business Enterprise you will work as part of your own company.

Do you have a great idea that you want to pursue?  Do you want to work collaboratively or as part of a team to see your great idea come to fruition?  Do you have a passion for designing, planning, developing products and services to make a positive difference in our world? We invite you to to do this in Business Enterprise.  We are here to support you find your true potential in Business. Come and join the team.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein: 



Course Overview

Term 1
Throughout terms 1-3 you will work in your business team to plan, carry out and evaluate an innovative and sustainable business activity. You will use the Lean Start-Up approach to planning and carrying out a business activity. This encourages you to take your product to market early and then focus on selling over several months.

The key tasks this term are:
• Planning which will include preparation of a Lean Canvas, delivering a business pitch and submitting a planning portfolio
• Carrying out taking an MVP or prototype to your team’s target market, selling over several months and consultation with specialist advisers

Term 2
During this term you will continue, working in your team, to market and sell your business product or service. During the term you will also have an opportunity to pitch your business ideas to a group of local business people as part of the YES program.

The main tasks this term are:
• selling over several months and consultation with specialist advisers
• preparing and presenting a business pitch
• working on other self-selected achievement standards

Term 3
This term your will wrap up your business idea and have a chance to reflect on the project as you complete an annual review as part of the YES program.

The main tasks this term are:
• concluding your business activity
• preparing an annual review reflecting on the year
• working on other self-selected achievement standards

Those seeking subject endorsement you will also be working on the External exam for AS 91380.

Term 4
This term those seeking subject endorsement will be revising for the external exam.
Students not siting the external will work on another unit standard or achievement standard.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 3, Social Sciences - Tikanga ā Iwi