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      Business activity affects the daily lives of all Canadians as they work, spend, save, invest, travel, and play. It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise. Business has a significant effect on the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, and on the environment in which they live and which future generations will inherit. Eventually, all students will encounter the world of business, whether they work in urban or rural areas.They must be prepared to engage in business activity with confidence and competence.Young people need to understand how business functions, the role it plays in our society, the opportunities it generates, the skills it requires, and the impact it can have on their own lives and on society, today and in the future.

BUSINESS STUDIES

BBI1O/BBI2O Introduction to Business, Grade 9/10, Open

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information technology, human resources, production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. 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. Prerequisite: None

BTT1O/BTT2O Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9/10, Open

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, communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology. Prerequisite: None

ACCOUNTING 

BAF3M Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop fi nancial 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, fi nancial analysis, and current issues and ethics in accounting. Prerequisite: None

BAI3E Accounting Essentials, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course introduces students to the accounting cycle of a service business. Students will use computer application software to record business transactions and to prepare fi nancial statements. Students will also investigate banking and cash management, decision making, ethical behaviour, and career opportunities in the fi eld of accounting. Prerequisite: None

BAT4M Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post-secondary studies in business. Students will learn about fi nancial 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 fi nancing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/ College Preparation

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

BBB4M Introduction to International Business, Grade 12, University/ College Preparation

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that infl uence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. Prerequisite: None​

ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES 

BDI3C Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College Preparation

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 studentrun, school-based, or summer business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs. Prerequisite: None

BDP3O Entrepreneurship: The Enterprising Person, Grade 11, Open

This course examines the importance of enterprising employees in today’s changing business environment. Students will learn about the skills and attributes of enterprising employees, the distinguishing features of their work environments, and the challenges and rewards of becoming an enterprising person. Students will also have an opportunity to demonstrate and develop enterprising skills by planning and organizing a school or community event. Prerequisite: None

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BTA3O Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

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. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or post-secondary studies. Prerequisite: None

BTX4C Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply their information and communication technology skills while working in a team environment. Through a project-based approach students will have opportunities to integrate common business software applications and apply multimedia techniques. Students will further develop their understanding of electronic business and e-commerce environments. The skills acquired in this course will prepare students for success in post-secondary studies and in their future careers. Prerequisite: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

BTX4E Information and Communication Technology in the Workplace, , Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop essential workplace skills in information and communication technology while working in a team environment. Using a projectbased approach, students will focus on integrating software applications and applying multimedia software features. Students will expand their understanding of electronic business and e-commerce environments and workplace ethics. This course will prepare students for a successful transition from secondary school to the workplace. Prerequisite: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

MARKETING

BMI3C Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation

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. Prerequisite: None

BMX3E Marketing: Retail and Services, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course focuses on marketing activities in the retail and service sectors. Students will examine trends and global infl uences on marketing decisions, and will learn about the importance of customer service in developing a customer base and maintaining customer loyalty. Through hands-on learning, students will develop personal selling and information technology skills that will prepare them for a variety of marketing-related positions in the workplace. Prerequisite: None

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

BOH4M Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

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 confl ict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: None

BOG4E Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course helps students prepare for managerial positions in their future careers. Students will focus on the development of core skills required to become a successful manager, including operations management, inventory control, marketing, fi nancial planning, scheduling, and communication. Students will also explore the management challenges of hiring, training, and motivating employees and complying with legal requirements. Prerequisite: None