Commerce department at Lynfield College explores the areas of accounting, economics, and business concepts and models to make sense of society and solve problems. In these subjects, ākonga will build the knowledge, skills, and values they need to navigate, and participate in, the economic world. Making informed financial and non-financial decision-making and action that can result in the sustainable use of scarce resources and positive outcomes for stakeholders. In Commerce, ākonga will also explore the perspectives and decisions of groups from whānau, business, and organisation contexts. They will engage with Māori and Pacific perspectives and business models. Ākonga will have an opportunity to explore the economic world through lenses other than their own, at multiple levels.

Studying Commerce enables students to appreciate the issues that challenge businesses and stakeholders. In a rapidly changing world, it is important that citizens can make informed and rational decisions about business matters.

Business contributes to the development of a culture of enterprise in New Zealand and supports our efforts to improve economic and community well-being. Business studies creates opportunities for students to:

  • understand the integral role of business in society and the economy
  • explore enterprise culture
  • develop the key competencies of The New Zealand Curriculum and ngā uara me ngā waiaro/values and attitudes of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa through the fostering of such qualities as initiative, resilience, and resourcefulness and the skills of problem solving, co-operation, decision making, negotiation, and communicating
  • gain knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a productive activity
  • acquire greater financial capability.

Studying Commerce subjects focuses on a wide range of skills, from economics and finance to marketing and management. You will be able to choose different subjects and specialisms depending on your interests and career goals.