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Business consists of: Business Studies, Accounting and Economics.

"Business revolves around the aspects on how to operate a successful business. You learn to work as a team and form great leadership responsibilities. You learn to use everyone's strengths and weaknesses in order to better your work ethic as a whole as you are thinking from a business perspective."

Marist College offers:
  • Level 1 Accounting, Business Studies, Economics
  • Level 2 Accounting, Business Studies, Economics
  • Level 3 Accounting, Business Studies, Economics


Accounting is the process of gathering and preparing financial information that enables decisions to be made about a business. Accounting is not just for people who want to become Accountants. It is for anyone who wants to work in a business so that they can understand the financial statements.

Enjoy working with figures?                Want to be well paid?              
Want to be employable?                     Want to work overseas?

If you don’t enjoy writing essays but enjoy working with a calculator this could be the subject for you. Accounting is a very precise and systematic subject. 

Accounting develops skills in:
Numeracy ? Information ? Problem Solving ? Communication ? Self Management ?

The knowledge and skills obtained from studying Accounting would be useful in any career as it deals with the management of money. It will also help students to manage their own money or become a treasurer for a local club in the future.  With an Accounting degree you can work in virtually any field. Accounting is used in managing your personal finances as well as in employment. 

Business Studies

Business Studies is an approved NCEA subject.  The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers. The knowledge and skills gained in Business Studies can help shape ‘creative, energetic and enterprising young people’ who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future.

The following are essential skills and knowledge acquired through
the study of business:

  •  An understanding of enterprise
  •  Problem solving, decision making, negotiation and communication skills
  •  Knowledge and understanding of good business practice
  •  Improved financial capability
  •  An understanding of the role of business in society


Economics explores the interdependence between New Zealand and the rest of the world.

Do you enjoy spending money?

Do you want to know how the economy works?

Do you like debating current government issues?

Do you want to expand your general knowledge?

 Economics is the study of how people as individuals and groups satisfy their needs by allocating and managing scarce resources. There are many career options either within Economics, in the private sector or with government agencies, both within New Zealand and overseas. It also enables you to enter the workforce as an employee or become a self-employed entrepreneur.
An Economics Degree combines nicely with many other subjects in other degrees. 

Economic knowledge is worthwhile for your own personal growth as well as future employment.