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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!

Grade 9 & 10 Courses (NEW for 2024)

Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset​ (BEM1O1)
Do you want to impress your teachers and be successful in your future jobs? The BEM1O1 course will help you learn the software tools and communication skills that you need for life in our digital world.

In this course, students will learn what makes an entrepreneur thrive and the skills required to succeed in today’s business environment. Students will begin to develop their own entrepreneurial mindset, and learn why it’s important to take initiative, adapt to change, find creative solutions, and understand the financial considerations of entrepreneurship. This hands-on course will use business software and applications to help students plan and develop their entrepreneurial ideas and learn how to present them to a target audience. Throughout the course, students will enhance their communications skills as well as develop and refine their project management skills, including goal setting, time management, and networking.

Note: This course replaces BTT1O1 and BTT2O1 Information and Communications Technology

Launching and Leading a Business (BEP2O1)
Not sure what business is all about? Want to know what is going on when it comes to your money? 

This course introduces students to the world of business and what is required to be successful, ethical, and responsible in today’s economy. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an entrepreneur who knows how to respond to local and global market opportunities. Throughout the course, students will explore and understand the responsibility of managing different functions of a business. This includes accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, financial management, human resources, and production.

Note: This course replaces BBI2O1 Introduction to Business

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.

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.

BDI3C - 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.

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 analyze the interactions among them.

Note: This course is listed under "Canadian and World Studies" in MyBluePrint

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.

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 - Analyzing​ 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.

Note: This course is listed under "Canadian and World Studies" in MyBluePrint

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.

IDC4U2 - Financial Securities and Investing
Do you want to know about stocks, bonds, dividends, stock options ​and futures? Learn the money skills you need for investing and financial management, both in business and in your personal life. This course investigates financial management, capital markets, and the ways in which capital is acquired. Students will investigate the conceptual and mathematical foundations of increasing net worth, and examine investments through a stock market competition! 

**Students may take a maximum of 1 Grade 12 University Preparation Interdisciplinary Studies course for credit**​

IDC4U4 - Sports and Entertainment Marketing
This course that explores the important role that sports and entertainment play in our modern economy. Using diverse resources and research methods, students will analyse sports and entertainment marketing in a variety of media. Students will obtain an understanding of marketing fundamentals and how to apply these to sports and entertainment marketing, including the application of marketing concepts to real school events.

*BMI3C recommended

**Students may take a maximum of 1 Grade 12 University Preparation Interdisciplinary Studies course for credit**

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