The Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) department invites students to explore the very experience of being human. Through subjects such as Business, Geography, History and Legal Studies, students gain insight into the cultural, economic, environmental, and philosophical dimensions that have shaped the past and the present. By developing the critical inquiry skills, students can determine how decisions that are made (both historical and into the future) contribute to our species' well-being.
Business provides opportunities for students to develop practical knowledge and skills to participate and work in a range of business contexts. Students will learn the basics of economics and law while understanding how to apply the topics to a range of markets, businesses and personal finance decisions. Business equips students with a range of skills and a disposition to actively engage in creating a better society. Business students are invited to consider the importance of democracy, cultural understanding, social justice, peace, and sustainability as key pillars in the creation of a better future.
What it will help students do
- Analyse the reasoning behind pricing, demand and supply.
- Compare and contrast types of businesses.
- Understand the different types of markets and competition.
- Learn how to manage personal finances
- Understand the workings of savings accounts, term deposits and credit cards.
Out of class requirements
Homework completed as required via Blackboard. What’s important for this subject: A keenness to understand how the world functions from an economic perspective and an interest in learning how the business world works.
Course Outline and Assessment
Unit 1: International Trade||Infographic||
Unit 1: Introduction to Economics||Exam|
|Unit 2: Big Business Ideas||Exam||
Unit 2: Personal Financial Management||Spoken Task|
|Business (C in Semester 1 of Humanities); Preference to have studied Year 10 Business|
Various Excursions related to units of study
National Business Competitions