Business Studies

Business Studies

pencil, calculator and graphThe Business Studies Department is here to provide all students with the skills necessary to adapt and succeed in today's world. As you begin to work, spend, save and invest, it is important to understand the economy and how you fit into the economic cycle. The Business Studies Department strives to bring an understanding of how businesses function and the potential impacts they can have on all of our lives.

The Business Studies Department will help build a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further studies and training in specialized areas such as management, human resources, international business, marketing, accounting and information technology.  Business studies build on skills in communication, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and decision making.

At Riverdale, we offer a variety of business courses and we strive to offer opportunities for added learning through field trips, guest speakers, competitions and clubs.  Past examples include the Toyota manufacturing plant, Second City improv workshops, movie viewing of The Corporation, walking tour of Leslieville, speaker from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, ex-CEO of Nestle speaker, Associate Creative Director / Copywriter at Cundari, Ontario Business Educators Association contests, Carleton University Sprott business competition, Nipissing University accounting competition and the DECA Business Club.

Take a look through the website to get more familiar with the business courses offered here at Riverdale CI, the teachers, past competitions and award winners, more information about courses and the DECA Business Club.

Students with any questions or concerns should consult a business teacher in the business office, Room 310W.