Business Studies

Business Studies is the theoretical and practical aspects of business. It offers learning from the planning, management and running of a business with specific focus on the management of operations, marketing, finance and human resource in large businesses.


Head of Department: Andrew Watts

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Year 11

Contemporary issues and case studies are embedded in the course to provide a framework for students to apply learned theories to real issues experienced in the business environment.

Business Studies also fosters intellectual, social and moral development by assisting students to think critically about the role of business and its ethical responsibilities to society.

Commerce is not a pre-requisite to study Business Studies in Year 11.  Many Barker students will choose to study a combination of Commercial Studies subjects in Years 11 and 12.

Preliminary Course

Nature of business – the role and nature of business
Business management – the nature and responsibilities of management
Business planning – establishing and planning a small to medium enterprise

HSC Course

Operations – strategies for effective operations management
Marketing – development and implementation of successful marketing strategies
Finance – financial information in the planning and management of business
Human resources – human resource management and business performance


Preliminary Course

Task 1 (Term 1) Stimulus based task
Task 2 (Term 2) Stimulus based Business Report
Task 3 (Term 3) Yearly Examination

HSC Course

Task 1: Business Report
Task 2: Stimulus based task
Task 3: Extended Response
Task 4: Trial HSC Examination