Business Studies

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course pathway chart

Business Intro. – Introduction to Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open BBI1OI

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. COURSE NOTE:The perfect starting point for the student interested in business! Improve your financial literacy, including managing debt, creating a budget, understanding mortgages and paying bills. Students will also improve their computer skills. CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI2OI – Introduction to Business,Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI2OI – Business Intro. – Introduction to Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Computers Intro. Information and Communication Technology in Business, Open BTT1OI

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course focuses on creating a website and using common business software such as Word, Excel, and Power Point. Students who take this course will develop a solid skill set in using computer software which will be beneficial to them in all their courses.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2OI – Computers Intro. Information and Communication Technology in Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Business Intro. – Introduction to Business, Open BBI2OI

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.
COURSE NOTE:The perfect starting point for the student interested in business! Improve your financial literacy, including managing debt, creating a budget, understanding mortgages and paying bills.Students will also improve their computer skills.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI1OI – Business Intro. – Introduction to Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Computers Intro. Information and Communication Technology in Business, Open BTT2OI

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course focuses on creating a website and using common business software. Students who take this course will develop a solid skill set in using computer software which will be beneficial to them in all their courses.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT1OI – Computers Intro. Information and Communication Technology in Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Computer Apps. – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Open BTA3OI

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course will help students acquire skills for the technological demands of school and the world of business.
RECOMMENDED: Introduction to Information Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10 (BTT1O or BTT2O)
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTA3OE – eLearn – Computers Intro. – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Financial Accounting Fundamentals, University/College BAF3MI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 11

Entrepreneurship: The Venture, College Preparation BDI3CI

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.
COURSE NOTES: Students will run their very own companies through Junior Achievement’s Student Venture program and create a business plan for a future business idea as well. Valuable J.A. resources will be provided free of charge.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

Project Based Business Innovation BUSPRO

Business – Project Based Learning
Are you thinking of a possible career in business? Can you see yourself working in sports marketing, hospitality, accounting, finance or management?
This course focuses on the development of essential skills used in businesses today. Students will have an opportunity to choose a business focus and project according to their own interests. They will explore and learn about business concentrations/ functions such as marketing, entrepreneurship, or finance by choosing an area of interest and then developing a business plan related to that area. This course is open to all senior students. DECA students are encouraged to enroll in this course as their DECA competitive event could be the foundation of their project-based learning.
The credit received through completion of this course will be related to the area of study and project chosen by the student. Possible credits to be granted will include:
• BMI3C (Marketing, Grade 11)
• BDI3O (Entrepreneurship, Grade 11)
• BDV4C (Entrepreneurship, Grade 12)
• BOH4M (Business Leadership, Grade 12)
• BBB4M (International Business, Grade 12)
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

WP Bus Lead. – Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager, Workplace Preparation BOG4EI

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.
COURSE NOTE: Start your career with valuable business skills! Manage the day to day operations of a business, create a marketing campaign, schedule staff, control inventory, solve business problems and get the best out of your employees.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12

Economics – Analyzing Current Economic Issues CIA4UI

This course examines current national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions.
This course is recommended for students who are planning to study Business or Social Science at the post-secondary level. Students will participate in a province-wide stock market competition. They will develop analytical skills to become better consumers, investors, voters, employees, and employers.
DUAL CREDIT: The WCDSB has an Advanced Standing agreement with WLU that will allow students taking CIA4UI, to receive a transfer credit in EC120 (Introduction to Microeconomics) at WLU, if they meet the established criteria. Note: a transfer credit in EC120 cannot be used to satisfy requirements for professional accounting designations. Contact the Business department for more inform.
BIT Certificate This course does count towards the Business and Infomration Technology Certificate.
COURSE NOTE: This course counts towards Group 1 (Canadian and World Studies), not Group 2 (Business).
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

Financial Accounting Principles, University/College Preparation BAT4MI

This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post secondary 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, University/College

International Business Fundamentals, University/College Preparation BBB4MI

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course will help students to prepare for the increasingly global world of business. Students will participate in a variety of activities related to trade, culture, economics, international agreements, ethics, marketing, logistics, and trends.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

UC Leadership – Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, University/College Preparation BOH4MI

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.
COURSE NOTE:Develop leadership and interpersonal skills that today’s successful businesses expect from managers. Refine your business communication skills by delivering effective presentations, solving real world case studies and discussing timely issues.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

Project Based Business Innovation BUSPRO

Business – Project Based Learning
Are you thinking of a possible career in business? Can you see yourself working in sports marketing, hospitality, accounting, finance or management?
This course focuses on the development of essential skills used in businesses today. Students will have an opportunity to choose a business focus and project according to their own interests. They will explore and learn about business concentrations/ functions such as marketing, entrepreneurship, or finance by choosing an area of interest and then developing a business plan related to that area. This course is open to all senior students. DECA students are encouraged to enroll in this course as their DECA competitive event could be the foundation of their project-based learning.
The credit received through completion of this course will be related to the area of study and project chosen by the student. Possible credits to be granted will include:
• BMI3C (Marketing, Grade 11)
• BDI3O (Entrepreneurship, Grade 11)
• BDV4C (Entrepreneurship, Grade 12)
• BOH4M (Business Leadership, Grade 12)
• BBB4M (International Business, Grade 12)
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

Comp. Concepts – Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, College Preparation BTX4CI

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.
COURSE NOTE: In this course students will apply their technological skills to solve practical real world problems.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BTA3OI – Computer Apps. – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Open

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