Centre for Continuing Education

HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

HSC Business Studies. The smart way to prepare for your HSC.

Prepare for HSC Business Studies the smart way with HSC Business Studies preparation courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Business Operations and Marketing

This course will: revise the key components of HSC Business Studies Topic 1 – Operations and part of HSC Business Studies Topic 2 – Marketing; and investigate some of the pitfalls associated with answering examination questions in Business Studies. Specific attention for HSC Topic 1- Operations examines how effective operations management is crucial to deliver an efficient and quality product. This will be done by using existing business case studies to analyse how operations processes apply to various business situations and explain and evaluate how operations strategies is managed in one or more business. This course will then cover the nature and role of marketing in a business and the main elements involved in the marketing process - HSC Topic 2 – Marketing.

This course is part of a 3-part series covering key areas from within this subject’s syllabus. Other courses include HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 2) and HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 3). Students do not need to attend all three parts in order to benefit. The series is supplemented by HSC Business Studies Exam Preparation Course to prepare for end of year exams.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the balance between cost and quality in operations strategy.
  • Examine the impact of globalisation on operations strategy.
  • Identify the breadth of government policies that affect operations management.
  • Explain why corporate social responsibility is a key concern in operations management.
  • Describe the features of operations management for businesses in a tertiary industry.
  • Assess the relationship between operations and the other key business functions in two actual businesses.
  • Explain how operations strategy can help a business sustain its competitive advantage.
  • Recommend possible operations strategies for one hypothetical business.
  • Explain why goods and/or services are central to both marketing and operations.
  • Examine why ethical behaviour and government regulation are important in marketing.

Content

(Aligned to NESA Syllabus Reference Points)

  • H1 The role of business in Australia and globally with regards to: the impact of globalisation on operations strategy.
  • H2 Management strategies in response to changes in internal and external influences with regards to: the balance between cost and quality in operations strategy.
  • H3 Social and ethical responsibilities of management with regards to: why corporate social responsibility is a key concern in operations management; examine why ethical behaviour and government regulation are important in marketing.
  • H4 Business functions and processes in large and global businesses with regards to: the breadth of government policies that affect operations management.
  • H5 Management strategies and their impact on businesses with regards to: the features of operations management for businesses in a tertiary industry.
  • H6 The effectiveness of management in the performance of businesses with regards to: how operations strategy can help a business sustain its competitive advantage.
  • H7 Contemporary business issues with regards to: the relationship between operations and the other key business functions in two actual businesses.
  • H8 Information for actual and hypothetical business situations with regards to: possible operations strategies for one hypothetical business.
  • H9* Business information, issues and concepts with regards to: why goods and/or services are central to both marketing and operations.

Delivery Style

In order to cater for students' different styles, this course will have a blend of lecturer instruction via PowerPoint, short answer practice, multiple choice analysis, essay planning, sample HSC question practice and feedback, extended discussion of issues and implications, and analysis of past student responses. These lessons will incorporate both group and individual student participation.

Materials

Students will receive a Course booklet covering syllabus content plus a Question and Answer booklet.

Course Evaluation

This course will be evaluated via an online student questionnaire delivered in class.

Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide

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Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • The HSC Business Studies course was very useful. A good teacher and explained everything in detail, and if we needed more help they would ask and went into more detail if needed. The tutor simplified most of the work into plain English so we understood it and I would like to go back for parts 2 and 3.

$445 Limited inc GST
HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 1) (January)

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