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Welcome to Business Studies at 

  Keswick High School!

In the Business Department, our goal is to enlighten our students with useful business applications that will be helpful during their years in high school and beyond.  We offer a wide range of business courses from grade 9 through to grade 12, as well as offering the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program.


The teachers in this department have experience in the business world, and bring a wealth of real-life business experiences to share with the students. 

We can be reached at 905-476-0933 any time after 3:10 pm.  If you cannot call us after school, you can leave a message.

Business Studies Teachers

Mrs. Elaine Faubert  


Mrs. Karen McInnis  




 Business Studies Courses 

Click here for a direct link to the Business Courses, as listed on Career Cruising.


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: 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: This is NOT a computer course.
GRADE: 11  Information and Communication Technology BTA3O1
This computer 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 such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and website design.
GRADE: 11  Entrepreneurship: The Venture BDI3C1
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 BMI3C1
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 BAF3M1
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.

GRADE:12 Business Leadership Management Fundamentals BOH4M
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. A field trip to a manufacturing and assembly plant (such as Honda or Toyota) will be planned.
GRADE: 12  Personal and Business Financial Literacy IDC4U3
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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