Business Studies

This is a new subject in the NSC curriculum. It focuses on four key features:

  • Business Environment: the different elements of the macro, micro and market business environments, as well as the complex and diverse nature of business sectors.
  • Business Ventures: the development of important factors that contribute towards the creation of sustainable business enterprises, particularly the roles of creative entrepreneurs.
  • Business Roles: the essential roles that learners need to perform in a variety of business contexts.
  • Business Operations: the knowledge and skills effectively to manage essential operations such as human resources, public relations, marketing and production, within the context of relevant legislation and contemporary issues.

The purpose is to put learners in a position where they are able to effectively apply knowledge and skills to analyse and deal with different business environments, to initiate and carry out business ventures and successfully carry out business operations.

This subject lays the foundations for business studies at tertiary level and is of great interest for pupils considering a career in business.