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A number of the business courses are based upon experiential learning (modelled after 
popular TV shows such as The Apprentice and Dragon's Den) and emphasize the development 
of student presentation, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. In addition to the 
school's Code of Conduct, students in the business department are expected to follow the

Grade 9 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business (BTT101​​​)
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a 
business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for 
success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, 
spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website 
design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective
electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact
of information and communication technology. Click HERE for access to course website.

Grade 10 - Introduction to Business (BBI2O1) - DRAGONS' DEN
This course introduces students to the world of 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 socialresponsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in 
business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in 
their everyday lives.

Grade 10 - Introduction to Computer Studies (ICS2O1)
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write
simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn
to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage
a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system
functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the
social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental
and ethical issues related to the use of computers.

Grade 11 - Economics (CIE3M)
This course examines the changing Canadian economy and helps students develop an under-
standing of their own role as economic agents. Students will apply economic models and
concepts to assess the roles of the various stakeholders in the Canadian economy and analyse
the interactions among them. Students will consider the economic behaviour of the individual
as consumer, contributor, and citizen in a mixed economy and will apply economic inquiry,
critical-thinking, and communication skills to make and defend informed economic decisions.
Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Grade 11 - Entrepreneurship (BDI3C1) - THE APPRENTICE
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 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M) - THE BANKER / THE BOOKKEEPER
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting.
Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future
studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of
accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial
analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.

Grade 11 - Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U1)
This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software
independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools
and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use
subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for
various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows.
They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in                
computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields. 

Grade 11 - Marketing Goods, Services & Events (BMI3C1) - THE DIRECTOR
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. Students
will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan
for a product of their choice.

Grade 12 - Business Leadership (BOH4M1)
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful
business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making,
management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and
planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also

Grade 12 - Computer Science (ICS4U1)
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer
science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully docu-
mented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large
software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will
also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in comput-
ing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research
in computer science, and careers in the field.
Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

Grade 12 - Economics (CIA4U)
This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how
individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic
decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics,
apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity
of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and
communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and
present their findings.
Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and
world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Grade 12 - Financial Accounting Principles (BAT4M)
This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for
postsecondary 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. This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops
accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Grade 12 - International Business (BBB4M)
This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the
global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets.
Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution,
and managing international business effectively. This​ course prepares students for postsecondary
programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.

Grade 12 - Investment Finance (IDC4U2) - THE BROKER

This is a course that will provide the opportunity to learn about investing and financial 
management for both individuals and corporations.  The course will investigate capital markets 
with a focus on Canadian stock markets, and other financial securities (fixed income, derivatives,
and mutual funds) and how they affect both the individual investor and corporations.
enrolled in this class will partake in an investment contest where they are required to actively
manage a hypothetical portfolio on-line over the semester.
  Students will utilize accounting
financial ratios to analyze companies, as well as be required to scrutinize their strategies.
 in business (and world) news, and the impact on corporations will be discussed and interpreted.
Personal investment topics will include: the time value of money, present value concepts and
calculations, risk-reward trade-offs, savings, RRSPs, mortgages, and other personal loans.
Corporate finance topics will include an understanding of strategy, sources of cash available to
finance growth, and risk management.
  We will also examine corporate governance, ethics, and
social responsibility.
Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that students have a Grade 11 U/C math credit and 
Grade 11 Economics.  Grade 11 Accounting will also be beneficial to your understanding in the course.

Grade 12 - Sports & Entertainment Marketing (IDC4U4) - THE AGENT
Sports and Entertainment Marketing introduces the student to the marketing and management
function and tasks that can be applied in amateur or professional sports or sporting events,
entertainment or entertainment events, selling or renting supplies and equipment used for
recreational purposes, product or services related to hobbies or cultural events, or business
primarily engaged in satisfying the desire to make productive or enjoyable use of leisure time.

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