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Business Courses

Information and Communication Technology in Business (BTT1O) 

Grade 9, 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 and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Introduction to Business (BBI2O)

Grade 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 and communication technology, human resources, and 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.

Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)

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 ethics and current issues in accounting. 

Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (BTA3O) 

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 postsecondary studies. 

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events (BMI3C) 

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

Sports, Fashion and Entertainment Marketing (IDC3O)

Grade 11, Open

This course explores the important role that sports, fashion and entertainment play in our modern economy.  Using diverse resources and research methods, students will analyze the depiction of sports and entertainment in a variety of media.  Students will obtain an understanding of business fundamentals and how to apply these fundamentals to the fields of sports and entertainment.  This course revolves around the 4Ps of the Marketing Mix: Product, Price, Place, Promotion. Each element is analyzed using Sports and Entertainment as a focus

Understanding Canadian Law (CLU3M)

Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them. 

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Financial Accounting Principles (BAT4M) 

Grade 12, University/College Preparation

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

International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M) 

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 postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management. 

Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)

Grade 12, University Preparation

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts. 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (BOH4M) 

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 are also emphasized. Prerequisite: None


DECA is an extra-curricular program/club designed for students to engage in experiential learning opportunities that allow students to develop communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, confidence, leadership and other employability skills. Students compete in an array of events that reflect the diversity of business application in the workplace. 

DECA is a comprehensive learning program as it:

  • Integrates classroom learning

  • Applies learning

  • Promotes competition

  • Connects to Business learning

  • Promotes professional responsibility

  • Develops experienced leaders

There are a diverse array of competitive events offered for students, some of which include:

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Economics

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Business Management & Administration

DECA offers a variety of ways students can compete through such as:

  • Online Events

  • Individual Series Events

  • Team Decision Making Events

  • Written Events

  • Research Events

  • Campaign Events

  • Professional Selling Events

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Junior Achievement Program (JA)

At AMHS we partner with Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization that provides real life situations for students to connect 

Financial Literacy

Our school is committed to helping students improve their financial literacy skills as we believe it is a skill that is becoming more complex in nature. Our goal is to empower students with the knowledge to make more informed financial decisions.  Whether it involves saving, budgeting, investing or financing, we provide opportunities for students to develop these skills. 

Stock Market Simulation

Financial Literacy Club 

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