The world revolves around business and what better way to launch your future than to engage in some - or all - of Mabel Park State High School's Business subjects. Our subjects help to provide students with the ability to contribute to the dynamic and constantly changing business environment that is the global economy so they can make informed and reasoned decisions.
Certificate III in Business is offered through our external partner Binnacle and offers students a range of opportunities to engage in and understand a range of administrative practices through real-life situations and case studies within various business contexts. Content also includes a focus on essential skills of communication and the use of business-specific technologies as well as the broader social, cultural and environmental implications of business activities.
Business Studies is instrumental in preparing students for the future as it provides knowledge and skills that are considered life skills. Tertiary study and employment is possible in areas such as business administration/management, events management, workplace health and safety or alternatively tertiary study in business, accounting, management and human resources.
By studying Legal Studies, students gain an understanding of how the Australian legal system is developed and the ways in which it can affect the lives of all citizens. From historical beginnings to modern day, students explore the frameworks which regulate and shape our society. Students study a range of topics that help to provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to become active and informed participants in society – from understanding the basic elements of contract law to criminal offences and defences to determining whether the Australian legal system adequately protects and enforces the rights of the individual.
Legal Studies can aid students who wish to pursue further education and employment in law (although Legal Studies is not a prerequisite to study law), law enforcement, criminology, justice studies, social work, government corrective services, business and education.
Accounting is tool that can be used to provide opportunities to develop skills in managing financial resources which can be applied at a personal level as well as in the business environment. It helps students to understand the processes involved in generating, recording, classifying, analysing, interpreting and reporting accounting information as a basis for planning, control and effective decision making.
In a world of constant technological change, changes to accounting processes are recognised and students use information technology to apply the accounting processes from a business perspective, using applications such as MYOB for example. A range of concepts are studied and include the 7 journal process (source documents through to trial balance), budgeting using spreadsheets to analysing financial reports.
Senior Accounting can lead to tertiary studies in Accountancy, Business Management, Financial Management and employment opportunities such as a small business owner, finance officer and accounts receivable and payable clerk.
Business is a General subject suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond Year 12 that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education or work. The study of Business provides opportunities for students to pursue entrepreneurial pathways and a wide range of careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. A course of study in Business can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of business management, business development, entrepreneurship, business analytics, economics, business law, accounting and finance, international business, marketing, human resources management and business information systems.