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Business Studies


Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open (BTT1O)

This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Prerequisite:None


Introduction to Business, Grade 10, Open (BBI2O)

This course introduces students to the world of business.  Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information technology, human resources, and production, and the importance of ethics and social responsibility.  This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

Prerequisite: None


Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College (BMI3C)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice.

Prerequisite: None


Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College (BAF3M)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.

Prerequisite: None


Financial Security, Grade 12, University, (IDC4UB)

This course investigates financial management, capital markets, and ways in which capital is acquired. Students will use diverse information skills, resources and technologies to gather information related to a variety of Canadian and International financial institutions, investigate the conceptual and mathematical foundations of increasing net worth, and examine investment in the financial markets. The risks and safeguards in investing in various financial instruments, the effective use of financial portfolios and alternate investment strategies will be studied. Importantly students will analyze the social impact of personal and corporate investment decisions and will learn to solve problems through theoretical investigation, systems thinking approaches, and case studies.

Prerequisite: None


Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College (BAF4M)

This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for postsecondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions.This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.

Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation


Entrepreneurship:Venture Planning in an Electronic Age, Grade 12, College Preparation (BDV4C)

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture.They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website.

Prerequisite: None


Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (BOH4M)

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.

Prerequisite: None