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Business Studies Teachers

Mrs. Ellie Faubert   Ext. 577   


Mr. David Dal Bello   Ext.431  


GRADE: 9 Information & Communication Technology


In this computer course, students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills.

COURSE NOTE: This course is open to BOTH grade 9 and 10 students.


GRADE: 9 & 10 Introduction to 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. 

COURSE NOTE: These are NOT computer courses.

GRADE: 11  Entrepreneurship: The Venture


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 school-based or student-run business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

GRADE: 11  Marketing: Goods, Services, Events


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.


GRADE: 11  Financial Accounting Fundamentals


This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of the accounting cycle. Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Debits/Credits, Year End Procedures, and Tax are some of the topics covered. Students will have the opportunity to apply these concepts using software.

GRADE:12 Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals


Students will analyze the role of a leader in business with a focus on decision-making, group dynamics, recruitment and retention of employees, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, workplace culture, ethics, and planning. 

GRADE: 12  Financial Literacy:  Finance and Investments


The course will explore topics such as: 1. Personal Finance (Money Sense, Banking, Budgeting, Loans, Credit Cards, Interest Charges, Taxes and OSAP). 2. Investments (RRSP’s, RESP’s, Mutual Funds, Stock Market, Real Estate – buying vs selling, GIC’s and ROI’s - return on investment), 3. Economics (Supply and Demand, Opportunity Costs), 4. Corporate Ethics (Ponzi Schemes, Corporate Scandals, Financial Crisis, Insider Trading) and 5. Financial Analysis (Financial Statements, Annual Reports, Ratios, and Stock Analysis).


COURSE NOTE: Students are permitted to take a maximum of three IDC courses for credit towards the OSSD: only one IDC grade 11 open course, only one IDC grade 12 open course and only one IDC grade 12 university course.​

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