bp Business Challenge

Applications for 2023 bp Business Challenges are now closed. Applications for 2024 bp Business Challenges will open February 2023.

Year 10-11
3 days
Free to NZ schools
Facilitated by Young Enterprise

 The bp Business Challenge is a one of a kind, hands-on learning event where students can develop their skills, get in frontof business people and learn more about how a good business works.

Student learning

At a bp Business Challenge students:

  • Learn how to come up with a business idea
  • Are introduced to the business planning process
  • Consider how their business would be sustainable
  • Create and pitch their own business plans
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and employability skills.

Curriculum links & Teacher Stuff

The bp business challenge works best for Year 11 students. The programme covers learning in English, Mathematics and Statistics, Social Sciences, and Commerce subjects. The bp business challenge makes a great starting-block for Level 1 Business Studies Achievement Standards.

Programme Chapters

Day 1

Students taking part will:

  • Make a team and do some team building stuff
  • Brainstorm like crazy about some great (and not so great) product ideas
  • Pick a product idea (preferably a great one) and create a business outline
  • Present the business outline to the wider group

Day 2

Students taking part will:

  • Learn the nitty gritty stuff: business strategy, marketing, production, financial management
  • Use this knowledge to create a business plan
  • Take ownership of a specific area of the business

Day 3

Students taking part will:

  • Make a final business plan
  • Present to judges about the team’s business and why it’s awesome
  • Reflect on what they’ve learnt from the BP Business Challenge.

There aren’t any downloads available for this programme but don’t worry! Facilitators will provide the content for the programme when they get to your school.