In Commerce, students will navigate the financial world of business through the eyes of culture, identity, values and beliefs. They will study sustainability and wellbeing in the workplace whilst running a real-life business. 

The big ideas include:

  • Informed financial and non-financial decision making and action can result in the sustainable use of scarce resources and positive outcomes for stakeholders.
  • Culture and values shape consumer perspectives and organisations’ pūtake.
  • Whānau, communities, and organisations are financially interdependent.
  • Society benefits through kaitiakitanga, enterprise, innovation, and tauhokohoko.

Note: From 2024, as a result of NCEA national changes, Economics, Accounting and Business Studies will only be available at Level 2. Commerce is a pilot course for the proposed changes in Commerce at Level 1. All credits earned will count towards a Level 1 NCEA qualification or subject endorsement in 2023.


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