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Achievement standard 91385 - Business studies 3.7

Investigate the exporting potential of a New Zealand business in a market, with consultation.

This achievement standard relates to learning objective 8-1

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • analyse how and why New Zealand businesses operating in global markets make operational and strategic decisions in response to interacting internal and external factors.

and/or learning objective 8-2.

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • plan, take to market, review and then refine an innovative, sustainable business activity; analyse the activity and its success in the market place.

Explanatory note 2

Contexts for learning

The context for learning is a suitable business (which has export potential in a specified offshore market) connected to the student’s life and community. (See the notes on making connections with students’ lives on page 7, which explain why using such a context is good practice). Students are required to undertake all aspects of an investigation, which typically includes planning the research, consulting internationally, collecting evidence, comprehensively evaluating the export potential and integrating business knowledge.

It is possible to combine this with AS3.6. However, teachers should be aware of potential high stakes involved in combining standards.

Business knowledge, concepts, and content

This achievement standard requires that students demonstrate understanding of the following business knowledge, concepts, and content (in no particular order):

  • the export process (cultural intelligence, transport, distribution, finance, intellectual property, compliance, jurisdictions, trade agreements, exchange rates)
  • government and non-government agencies which provide support and advice to exporters (within New Zealand such as NZTE and offshore such as Trade Commissions)
  • assessing export readiness
  • the risks and opportunities of expanding globally.

Related Māori concepts

Māori concepts that relate to this achievement standard include:

  • tikanga
  • pūtake
  • tūranga
  • kaitiakitanga
  • rangatiratanga.

See also:

Explanatory notes 3, 4, and 5

See: Achievement grades at level 3.

Last updated July 11, 2012