Business

The Business department continually strives to provide students with up-to-date, relevant information and experiences based on current industry practices. We aim to equip students with skills and processes that allow them to achieve success at a tertiary institution and integrate seamlessly into the workforce. We encourage the girls to become confident young women, capable of making decisions that reflect the triple bottom line in business – financial, social and environmental responsibilities.

Faculty staff are committed to maintaining up-to-date technological skills and through their own business experiences, provide students with realistic, meaningful activities to enhance the girls' learning. It is our aim to develop in the students the need to:

·         respect other’s opinions

·         work collaboratively to achieve desired business outcomes

·         enjoy learning so they can become the best they possibly can be

·         understand the need for excellent communication and technology skills

·         interact confidently and effectively

·         prepare a variety of genre relevant to the business world

·         take responsibility for their own learning by developing the confidence to seek assistance when necessary

 

The Business subjects offered at the College are Accounting, Business Communication and Technologies and Business Studies.

Accounting

Accounting provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the processes involved in recording, analysing, interpreting and reporting financial data using both manual techniques and computer software packages. Students become aware of the importance of correct data for making informed decisions for a business to remain sustainable in today's changing world. They apply learned theoretical aspects to solve issues relating to recorded information and examine the social, ethical and professional responsibilities of accountants in an international business environment.

Business Communication and Technologies

Business Communication and Technologies fosters intellectual development by encouraging students to think critically about the changing world of business. They examine social, ethical, cultural and environmental implications of business activities and the roles that leaders, governments and employees play in these processes.

Relevant topics such as the use of social media, managing people, whistleblowers, sustainability and international business allow the students to see the relevance of their learning to actual business situations. To enhance their learning, the girls participate in videoconferences with business experts and discuss current business issues with guest visitors. All learning is underpinned with an understanding of the need for excellent communication, quality workteams and efficient technology skills.

Business Studies

Business Studies provides exciting opportunities for students to engage in learning the content through contemporary issues, events and case studies. They develop their understanding of economics and business concepts by exploring what it means to be a consumer, a worker and a producer in the market, and the relationships between these groups. Students are introduced to the concept of an ‘economy’ and explore what it means for Australia to be part of the Asia region and the global economy. More importantly, they learn about managing financial risks and the need to provide for their own security through investing and superannuation.

Students incorporate into their learning an understanding of the ever-changing global environments within which businesses operate and the need to understand the indicators of economic performance and how Australia’s economy is performing. By examining the role of the consumer in a global society, the girls at Moreton Bay College become aware of their own rights and responsibilities in becoming effective consumers and learn about the importance of financial decisions and the consequences of those choices.

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