Course Profiles

Courses in the Business Department


Grade 9

Introduction to Information Technology in Business

Grade 9, Open Course (BTT 1O1)
Some of the topics include: business software competencies in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing and electronic slide show presentations. The course also includes techniques for powerful research using advanced internet tools, an exploration of how computers work and an overview of proper ergonomics. Students will also develop their keyboarding skills.


Grade 10

Introduction to Business

Grade 10, Open Course (BBI 2O1)
This course familiarizes students with the world of business. Personal finance, entrepreneurship, international business and e-commerce are some of the topics covered. Students will also participate in a stock market competition in which they will act as an investor with the potential to win real cash prizes if their portfolio is successful.


Grade 11

Information Technology Applications in Business

Grade 11, Open Course (BTA 3O1)
Students will develop advanced information technology skills and knowledge required in a business by learning about the information technology work environment, use industry-standard software, conduct electronic research and create an e-commerce web-site.

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

Grade 11, College Course (BDI 3C1)
Students learn how to recognize business opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures. Students create and run a small classroom-based business.

Introduction to Marketing

Grade 11, College Course (BMI 3C1)
Students learn the fundamental concepts of marketing products and services. Students analyse buying patterns and the effect of marketing strategies and engage in marketing research. Students develop and present a marketing plan for a specific product.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Grade 11, College/University Course (BAF 3M1)
Students learn fundamental accounting principles and procedures used in service and merchandise businesses. Students learn about financial analysis, control and decision making in the management of a business. Accounting computer software is learned.


Grade 12

Introduction to International Business

Grade 12, College/University Course (BAT 4M1)
Students study accounting principles related to financial statements. Students learn how to make business decisions on the basis of financial statement information. Students study inventory and asset valuation, as well as the different means of financing a business. Computerized accounting systems are studied.

International Business Fundamentals

Grade 12, College/University Course (BBB 4M)
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.

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals

Grade 12, College/University Course (BOH 4M)
This course introduces you to the fundamental principles of management. You will learn about leadership and managing a business; planning, as a function of management; how important the ability to organize is to a good manager; and the various methods used to control the resources of a business.