Business in Action provides students will the opportunity to actively engage in a practical and authentic learning experience that reflects activities undertaken regularly in the business environment. Students will act as consumers, entrepreneurs, managers and decision-makers as they plan and conduct research, analyse data and information, problem-solve and make decisions, use digital technology to manage information, and take action. They will learn about, and make informed decisions about, their own resources and issues of social, cultural and global importance. These are essential skills required for life, work and further education.
Students are given three options from which to choose a Business in Action project:
1. Enterprise in Action
2. Economics in Action
3. Finance in Action.
Business in Action is a group project. It comprises four areas of activity: conducting research; evaluating information; developing action plans and reporting findings. Students should collaborate with classmates in order to complete the project but teachers should ensure that each student makes an individual contribution to the project, and produces evidence to meet the features of quality of this assessment.
Enterprise in Action
Students are given an opportunity to engage in an enterprising activity. They can choose from the following:
As part of this project, students will
Economics in Action
Students are given an opportunity to choose an economic trend, development, change or policy that is impacting positively or negatively on the Irish economy and society.
Finance in Action
Students are given an opportunity to identify and research a financial challenge for a consumer or an organisation (for-profit or not-for-profit).