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Business Studies

  • This curriculum was issued in 2006.

Business Studies

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
9 Information and Communication Technology in Business Open BTT1O None
9 Introduction to Business Open BBI1O None
10 Information and Communication Technology in Business Open BTT2O None
10 Introduction to Business Open BBI2O None

Accounting

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
11 Financial Accounting Fundamentals University/College BAF3M None
11 Accounting Essentials Workplace BAI3E None
12 Financial Accounting Principles University/College BAT4M Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College
12 Accounting for a Small Business Workplace BAN4E Accounting Essentials, Grade 11, Workplace

Business Leadership

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
12 Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals University/College BOH4M None
12 Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager Workplace BOG4E None

Entrepreneurship

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
11 Entrepreneurship: The Venture College BDI3C None
11 Entrepreneurship: The Enterprising Person Open BDP3O None
12 Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age College BDV4C None

Information and Communication Technology

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment Open BTA3O None
12 Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions College BTX4C Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open
12 Information and Communication Technology in the Workplace Workplace BTX4E Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

International Business

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
12 International Business Fundamentals University/College BBB4M None
12 International Business Essentials Workplace BBB4E None

Marketing

Grade Course Name Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
11 Marketing: Goods, Services, Events College BMI3C None
11 Marketing: Retail and Service Workplace BMX3E None

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Business Studies

  • Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open (BTT1O)
    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.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Introduction to Business, Grade 9, Open (BBI1O)
    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 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
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 10, Open (BTT2O)
    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.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Introduction to Business, Grade 10, Open (BBI2O)
    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 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

Accounting

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College (BAF3M)
    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.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Accounting Essentials, Grade 11, Workplace (BAI3E)
    This course introduces students to the accounting cycle of a service business. Students will use computer applications software to record business transactions and to prepare financial statements. Students will also investigate banking and cash management, decision making, ethical behaviour, and career opportunities in the field of accounting.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College (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
  • Accounting for a Small Business, Grade 12, Workplace (BAN4E)
    This course further develops students’ understanding of the fundamentals of accounting by having them examine each component of the accounting cycle, with an emphasis on a merchandising business. Students will use computer applications software to learn how accounting is practised in the workplace. Students will acquire an understanding of payroll systems, inventory, specialized journals, subsidiary ledgers, income tax reporting, and budgeting.
    • Prerequisite: Accounting Essentials, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

Business Leadership

  • Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, (BOH4M) Grade 12, University/College
    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 emphasized.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager, Grade 12, Workplace (BOG4E)
    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, financial planning, scheduling, and communication. Students will also explore the management challenges of hiring, training, and motivating employees, and complying with legal requirements.
    • Prerequisite: None

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College (BDI3C)
    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.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Entrepreneurship: The Enterprising Person, Grade 11, Open (BDP3O)
    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
  • Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age, (BDV4C) Grade 12, College
    This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture. They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website.
    • Prerequisite: None

Information and Communication Technology

  • Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, (BTA3O) 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 postsecondary studies.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, (BTX4C) Grade 12, College
    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 postsecondary studies and in their future careers.
    • Prerequisite: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open
  • Information and Communication Technology in the Workplace, (BTX4E) Grade 12, Workplace
    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 project-based 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

International Business

  • International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College (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.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • International Business Essentials, Grade 12, Workplace (BBB4E)
    This course provides an introduction to international business. Students will explore the economic relationships that Canada has developed with other nations, and the impact of these relationships on productivity, prices, and variety of goods. This course also introduces students to a variety of career opportunities in international business.
    • Prerequisite: None

Marketing

  • Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College (BMI3C)
    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
  • Marketing: Retail and Service, Grade 11, Workplace (BMX3E)
    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. 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