Massey High School

Commerce

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 2019
 

Year LevelAccountingEconomicsBusiness
9   
10xxx 
11xx  
12xxx
13xxx

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. 

Business - NCEA Level One - 24 credits: this involves internal and external factors for a business and plan, carry out and review a business activity.

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. 

Possible careers from Commerce

Accounting, Business and Economics are all University Approved Subjects.

Accounting and Economics courses at Year 13 offer the Scholarship exam also.

Occupation outlook for an Accountanthttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/accountants/

Occupation outlook for an Economisthttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/economists/

Occupation outlook for a Lawyerhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/lawyers/

Occupation outlook for an Administration Officerhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/administration-officers/

Occupation outlook for a Financial Adviserhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/financial-advisers/

Occupation outlook for a Human Resource Professionalhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/human-resource-professionals/

Occupation outlook for Importer and Exporterhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/importers-and-exporters/

Occupation outlook for a Managerhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/managers/

Occupation outlook for a Marketing and Advertising Professionalhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/marketing-and-advertising-professionals/

Occupation outlook for a Personal Executive/Assistanthttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/personalexecutive-assistants/

Occupation outlook for a Real Estate Salespersonhttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/service-industries/real-estate-salespeople/

Occupation outlook for an Business Analysthttp://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/social-and-community/analysts/

Market Researcher, Financial Advisor, Retailing, Sales, Accountant, Banking, Management, Government Departments, Economist, Analyst, Researcher, Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer, Accounts Officer, Auditor, Debt Collector, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Payroll Officer, Mortgage Broker, Actuary, Energy Auditor, Real Estate Agent, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Database/Systems Administrator, Game Developer, Information and Communication Technology,