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Please note:  Not all Business Studies Courses may be offered at Tommy Douglas. It may vary based on student interest, staffing and funding.  You can find a Business Studies promotional brochure at the bottom of this page that outlines all courses and clubs offered.

Business Studies Courses

Grade 9: Information & Communication Technology in Business (BTT1O)

Wa​nt to stand apart from your competitors?  Want to hand in reports that are both jazzy and​ professional? Want to overcome your fears of public speaking and present with style? Then this course is for you! BTT1O  introduces you to information and communication technology in a business environment. Develop top-notch skills using various software programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You will also explore possible future occupations in Information Technology. This course will prepare you for a world of business and communication that relies increasingly on electronic technology, an area also undergoing continuous change. You will be able to transfer the skills and understanding acquired in this course to activities in other courses and outside of the classroom.

NOTE: There is no exam for this course. 

Field Trip: Famous Players Movie Theatre, Google

Gr​ade 10: Introduction to Business (BBI2O)

Study and investigate the success and failures of various well known brands such Coca-Cola, Google, H&M. Develop an understanding of the functions of business including marketing, accounting, human resources, information and communication technology, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility.  This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps you develop the business knowledge and skills you will need in everyday life.

Field Trip: Hersey’s Chocolate Factory, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre

Gr​ade 11: Entrepreneurship ~ The Venture (BDI3C)

Get a chance of running the school store at Tommy Douglas! Be an entrepreneur! Learn how entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Through hands-on experience of running and operating a student-run school store, you will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most associated with successful entrepreneurs; skills that will benefit you in all areas of your life! 

NOTE: There is no exam for this course 

Field Trip: Cora's, The Franchise Show

Gr​ade 11: Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)

Don't cook the books like Enron and WorldCom! Accountants record, classify, summarize, interpret and communicate the financial​ information about a business.  This course introduces you to the fundamental principles, concepts, and applications of financial accounting. You are exposed to the process by which financial transactions and events are recorded, and will learn how to compile and interpret basic financial statements. 

Field Trip: Toronto Stock Exchange

Gr​ade 11: The Invidiual and the Economy (CIE3M)

Economics is essential to understanding the world in which you live and work. What determines the prices of the goods and services on which you spend your income, and the prices of the stocks and bonds in which you invest your savings? How does education affect the lifetime earnings of people? Why do some jobs pay high wages while other jobs pay low wages? This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. You will explore the economic role of business, labour, and government, as well as your own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these influence stability and variability in the Canadian economy. 

Field Trip: A Day on Bay sponsored by the Economic Club of Canada

Computer Studies Cou​rses

Grade 10: Introduction to Computer Studies (ICS2O)

LEGO robots are one of the few cool gadgets that you will get to use to demonstrate your learning. As an introduction to computer programming, you will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. You will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. You will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.​

Field Trip: Apple Inc.

Grade 11: Introduction to Computer Programming (ICS3C)

Tic-tac-toe, Pac-Man, Ping Pong are a few classic computer games that you will get to re-create. As an intruction to computer programming concepts and practices, you will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. You will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. You will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and postsecondary opportunities in computer-related fields.​

Field Trip: Playdium

Grade 11: Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U)

Create and design an app for an iPad or Samsung tablet that is used as an educational tool. As an introduction you to computer science, you will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. You will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.​

Field Trip: SAP Canada

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