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Business Studies

BBI1O
BBI2O
Intoduction to Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open

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, production, and of 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

 

BTT1O
BTT2O
Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open

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, communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Prerequisite: None

 

Accounting

BAF3M  
Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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 current issues and ethics in accounting.

Prerequisite: None

BAI3E
Accounting Essentials, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course introduces students to the accounting cycle of a service business. Students will use computer application software to record business transactions and to prepare financial statements. Students will also investigate banking and cash management, decision making, ethical behaviour and career opportunities in the field of accounting.

Prerequisite: None

BAT4M
Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post-secondary 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 

BAN4E
Accounting for a Small Business, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course further develops students’ understanding of the fundamentals of accounting by having them examine each component of the accounting cycle, with an emphasis on the merchandising business. Students will use computer application software to learn how accounting is practised in the workplace. Students will acquire an understanding of payroll systems, inventory, specialized journals, subsidiary ledgers, income tax reporting and budgeting.

Prerequisite: Accounting Essentials, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

 

Entrepreneurial Studies

 

BDI3C
Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a student-run, school-based or summer business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.
Prerequisite: None

BDP3O
Entrepreneurship: The Enterprising Person, Grade 11, Open

This course examines the importance of enterprising employees in today’s changing business environment. Students will learn about the skills and attributes of enterprising employees, the distinguishing features of their work environments, and the challenges and rewards of becoming an enterprising person. Students will also have an opportunity to demonstrate and develop enterprising skills by planning and organizing a school or community event.
Prerequisite: None

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

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

 

 

Information Technology

 

BTA3O
Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or post-secondary studies.

 

BTX4C
Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply their information and communication technology skills while working in a team environment. Through a project-based approach, students will have opportunities to integrate common business software applications and apply multimedia techniques. Students will further develop their understanding of electronic business and e-commerce enviroments. The skills acquired in this course will prepare students for success in post-secondary studies and in their future careers.

 

 

 

 

BTX4E
Information and Communication Technology in the Workplace, Grade 12, Workplace

This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop essential workplace skills in information and communication technology while working in a team environment. Using a project-based approach, students will focus on integrating software applications and applying multimedia software features. Students will expand their understanding of e-business and e-commerce environments and workplace ethics. This course will prepare students for a successful transition from secondary school to the workplace.

Prerequisite: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

 

International Business

 

BBB4M
International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs in business including international business, marketing and management.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

BBB4E
International Business Essentials, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course provides an introduction to international business. Students will explore the economic relationships that Canada has developed with other nations and the impact of these relationships on productivity, prices and variety of goods. This course also introduces students to a variety of career opportunities in international business.

Prerequisite: None 

 

 

Marketing

 

BMI3C

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation

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

 

BMX3E

Marketing: Retail and Services, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course focuses on marketing activities in the retail and service sectors. Students will examine trends and global influences on marketing decisions, and will learn about the importance of customer service in developing a customer base and maintaining customer loyalty. Through hands-on learning, students will develop personal selling and information technology skills that will prepare them for a variety of marketing-related positions in the workplace.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

Organizational Studies

 

 

 

 

BOH4M

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

 

 

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 will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

BOG4E
Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

 

 

This course helps students prepare for managerial positions in their future careers. Students will focus on the development of core skills required to become a successful manager, including operations management, inventory control, marketing, financial planning, scheduling and communication. Students will also explore the management challenges of hiring, training, and motivating employees and complying with legal requirements.

 

 

Prerequisite: None