Our faculty is characterised by a strong sense of collaboration and enthusiasm for our subject areas and our pupils. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with staff from other departments both within our own school and with departments in other schools.
The faculty’s main aim is
“to achieve the highest possible standards for all our pupils”.
We also hope that pupils will enjoy their work in all subjects within the Business Faculty and we strive to ensure that our curriculum offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences.
We work as a team each working together to build on our range of strengths and abilities. It is sense of teamwork which enables us to face the challenges ahead with confidence and enthusiasm.
Studying any Business subject (Economics/Business/Accounting) at The Junior and Senior School is essential, because of the many career opportunities business provides. Not only do the skills and knowledge help students to become a more informed consumer, they will also provide students the tools to market themselves effectively, regardless of their field of choice. Students interested in increasing their employability and improving their chances of securing an interesting career would do well to take business subjects.
The Faculty finds frequent opportunities to relate its subjects to the ‘real world’ and takes students out to visit local companies such as Pizza Hut to bring the world of business alive.
Business Studies trips
We feel it is vital for our students to understand business via real life examples. Thus, visiting businesses is an important aspect of learning as students can better relate the theory and use what they have learnt in written analysis. As a result, students have visited different business organisations in different sectors including AUDI, Carlsberg Bottling Plant, Pittas Factory as well as Casale Panayiotis Hotel. All these trips have been very valuable to students and they are able to use their experience to further their understanding and improve their exam technique in terms of application and written analysis.
International trips are also organised as to help our students to understand better the business world. Trips have been arranged in London, New York, Berlin and Vienna.
Junior Achievement Cyprus (JA Cyprus)– Company Programme
The Senior School takes part in the JA Cyprus Company Programme. This is a programme designed to have students learn how to take a business idea from concept to reality. They form their own real enterprise and discover first-hand how a company functions. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own choice. At the end of the programme they present a report and accounts to their shareholders.
Students take part in a competition against other student run companies from both the public and private sector schools. The winner of the national competition goes on to represent Cyprus in the JA European Finals in July.
Since its launch in 1919, Company Programme students around the world have had hands-on experiences that develop new skills such as teamwork, leadership, presenting, planning and financial control as they learn to take responsibility for the success of their company. It’s the perfect preparation for working life!
The programme is supported by volunteer advisers from the business world who are on hand to guide and mentor the companies. The JA-YE Company Programme is recognised by the European Commission Enterprise Directorate General as a ‘Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education’.