What is business studies?
Business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.
Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day.
Issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business. The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to South Africa’s economic future.
In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in
a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning.
Business studies has natural links to the social sciences learning area. Contexts for business can also be drawn from other learning areas, such as technology.
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