Business and Enterprise
The study of the Business and Enterprise subjects enables students to develop an understanding of the Australian business culture and systems, (including public and private enterprises), as they operate in and upon the global environment. The Business teachers play a pivotal role by being innovative and creative and keeping abreast of technological changes and new information. Through a means of engaging students with ‘real-life’ material, developing collaborative and building independent learning they encourage reflective thinking, both critical and creative about ideas and behaviours. Student learning includes problem solving and analysis, clarification and discussion of personal beliefs and standards on which decisions are made.
Business and Enterprise subjects show students how it is important for everyone to work together to allow a business (government and non-government) to succeed and provides a valuable insight into many aspects of business. These subjects prepare students to become aware of and participate in the changing social and business environments, locally and globally. Acquiring business knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences enables students to participate meaningfully, competently and with confidence in the changing commercial environment.
A breakfast for business students was well attended by students from both TSS and St Hilda’s School. Ms Lynda Woods, who works at the Chevron Island office of RBS Morgans as a private client investment advisor, was the guest speaker. Her presentation was informative and relevant to topics currently being studied by senior business students. Lynda epitomizes women of today, and demonstrated her multi-tasking skills when she did a live cross to the ABC FM Breakfast Show to give the morning share market preview.
The food was delicious and with over seventy people in attendance, we are looking forward to another in second semester. This Friday is International Women's Day, which is a day to celebrate the achievements of women past, present and future. The breakfast allowed us to celebrate a local business woman. Over the last 100 years, we have seen tremendous changes in the way women have been viewed and treated. Women have established themselves as legal persons, won the right to vote, attend university, work and raise a family, but most importantly earned the right to choose their own path in life.
Students eye future in business world
Nine students participated in the Griffith Business Year 12 Program which aims to help students make the transition from the supported frameworks of school, to the flexible and autonomous nature of tertiary studies.
Each student will be given a direct entry offer into the Griffith University Business degree or double degree of their choice. Head of Business Mrs Janelle Maurer said the goal of the program is to encourage Business students to further studies at university including studies in Management, Accounting and Economics through linking the curriculum of schools and universities.
Fostering positive relationships between students, teachers and academic staff as well as exposing high school students to the tertiary environment were additional benefits of the program. "The girls have enjoyed the opportunity to experience university and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding gathered through their current studies," said Mrs Maurer.
Mrs Janelle Maurer
Head of Business and Enterprise Education Faculty Email: email@example.com