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Business Courses
Whether you are dreaming of conquering the world of business or you just want to learn how to manage your own money, the Business Studies department has a course for you!

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Grade 9 & 10 Courses

BTT1O1 or BTT2O1 - Information and Communication Technology in Business (Computers)
Do you want to impress your teachers and be successful in your future jobs? Just because you surf the web doesn’t mean you know what you need to know about computers. The BTT course will help you learn the software tools and communication skills that you need for life in our digital world. With your new skills from BTT, your assignments will look great, you will get more done in less time, and you will sharpen your communication skills for your future career!

You will learn new skills for presentations, website design, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, publishing and PhotoShop.

BBI2O1 - Introduction to Business
Not sure what business is all about? Want to know what is going on when it comes to your money? The BBI course introduces you to the exciting world of business, including topics such as marketing, economics, leadership, personal finance (budgeting, investing, etc.) and entrepreneurship. Most Canadians are not confident about managing their money, so the personal finance unit is another good reason to take BBI2O.

Grade 11 Courses

BAF3M1 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting for a sole proprietorship. Students will learn to record daily business transactions, prepare financial documents and begin to develop the ability to analyze the data to make business decisions.

BDI3C1 - Entrepreneurship: The Venture
This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures. Students will create a venture plan for a personal opportunity. Instead of just talking businesswill have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

BMI3C1 - Marketing: Goods, Services, Events
Want to learn the art of persuasion? This course introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine the decisions which all marketers consider when bringing products and services to the marketplace.

BMX3E1 - Marketing: Retail and Service
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.

BTA3O1 - Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment
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.

CIE3M1 - The Individual and the Economy
In this course students will examine the Canadian economy and helps students develop an understanding of its workings.  Students will apply economic models and concepts to current events within the economy and analyse the interactions among them.

Grade 12 Courses

BAT4M1 - Financial Accounting Principles (prerequisite BAF3M)
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.

BBB4M1 - International Business Fundamentals
This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence  a business’ success. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing and managing an international business more effectively. Students will also be learning about the value of being a socially responsible citizen & business, whilst considering global issues and trends.

BOH4M1 - Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyze the many roles of the manager/business leader, improve decision making, analyze current strategies used in real businesses, understand the value of teamwork, and learn best practices for recruiting, hiring, training and motivating staff.

CIA4U1 - Analysing Current Economic Issues
This course explores how individuals, firms and government make decisions and the impact of these decisions.  Students will learn about microeconomic and macroeconomic theories and models and how it can be applied to interpret economic information.

IDC4U2 - Building Financial Security
This is a course that will provide an opportunity to learn about investing and financial management for both individuals and corporations. Personal investment topics include: saving and investing,  risk-reward tradeoffs; RRSP's, RESP's, TFSA’s, the cost of using credit, and budgeting. The course will also investigate capital markets, with a focus on stocks, bonds, investment funds and derivatives. Students enrolled in this class will take part in an investment contest where they are required to actively manage a hypothetical portfolio of stocks on-line.  Events in the business (and world) news, and their effects on capital markets and corporations will be presented and discussed.
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