Commerce

Commerce Department
 

The Commerce Department for 2018 consists of the following teachers: 

  • Mrs Vivianne McDermott - HOD Commerce
  • Mr Alastair Fairley – Deputy Principal
  • Mr Ian Wilson - Economics

Subject Information 2018
 

Year Level Accounting Economics Business Business Technology
9      
10 x x x  
11 x x    
12 x x x  
13 x x x  
 

YEAR 10
Accounting consists of the principles and practices involved in personal accounting and business accounting. Students also operate a small business venture and are exposed to key marketing concepts. Economics consists of the study of consumers and producers and the decisions they face in relation to the scarcity of resources. Students also participate in enterprise studies and operate a small business venture. 

YEAR 11
Accounting - NCEA Level One - 24 credits: this involves the accounting principles and practices for sole proprietors, individuals and incorporated societies. Economics - NCEA Level One - 24 credits: this involves economic concepts relating to consumers, producers and the market. 

YEAR 12
Accounting - NCEA Level Two - 24 credits: this involves the accounting principles and practices for a sole proprietor registered for GST using perpetual inventory and includes the use of computerised accounting software (MYOB). Economics - NCEA Level Two - 24 credits: this involves economic concepts relating to trade, employment, growth, inequality and inflation. 

Business – NCEA Level Two -  24 credits: this involves exploring how and why large businesses in New Zealand make operational decisions in response to internal and external factors.   Students may also be offered the opportunity to plan, take to market, review and then refine a business activity incorporating a community well being focus, basing recommendations for the future on market feedback. This is an Achievement Standards course.

YEAR 13
Accounting - NCEA Level Three - 24 credits: this involves the accounting principles and practices for partnerships and companies (service/trading/manufacturing firms) registered for GST using perpetual inventory and includes the analysis and interpretation of an Annual Report of a company registered on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Economics - NCEA Level Three - 24 credits: this involves micro and macro economics and an in-depth industry study. Business – NCEA Level Three – 24 credits, this involves analysing how and why businesses in New Zealand that operate in national and global markets make operational and strategic decisions in response to interacting internal and external factors. Accounting, Business and Economics are all University Approved Subjects.

Courses
For information about courses offered in the Commerce Department, please click here to view all Course Booklets.