Business Studies

Business Studies 2018-06-07T10:15:13+00:00
Course Pathways Chart

Business – Introduction to Business, Grade 9 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. Are you curious about what it means to work in the exciting world of business? Would you like to learn a little bit about the various areas of business? Are you unsure of what it means to be a business person? This is our “sampler” course where you learn a little bit about many areas of business. Whether you’d like to learn about marketing, finance, management or how to start up your own business, this course has it all! From exploring what it means to be in “business” to learning more about money and personal investing, you’ll get a lot out of this course! Computers are used extensively throughout the course to produce the professional work that is expected in today’s business world.
COURSE NOTE: Students will learn key ‘financial literacy concepts’ throughout this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI2OI – Business – Introduction to Business, Grade 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Computers – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, 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. Are you interested in computers? Do you want to learn how to use them as a tool in your other courses? Then this is the course for you! This is a hands-on computer course that will teach you the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, presentation software, graphics programs and basic computer hardware. The emphasis will be on learning how to use the computer as a tool.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2OI – Computers – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Business – Introduction to Business, Grade 10, 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. Are you curious about what it means to work in the exciting world of business? Would you like to learn a little bit about the various areas of business? Are you unsure of what it means to be a business person? This is our “sampler” course where you learn a little bit about many areas of business. Whether you’d like to learn about marketing, finance, management or how to start up your own business, this course has it all! From exploring what it means to be in “business” to learning more about money and personal investing, you’ll get a lot out of this course! Computers are used extensively throughout the course to produce the professional work that is expected in today’s business world.
COURSE NOTE: Students will learn key ‘financial literacy concepts’ throughout this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI1OI – Business – Introduction to Business, Grade 9 Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Computers – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, 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. Are you interested in computers? Do you want to learn how to use them as a tool in your other courses? Then this is the course for you! This is a hands-on computer course that will teach you the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, presentation software, graphics programs and basic computer hardware. The emphasis will be on learning how to use the computer as a tool.
COURSE NOTE: BTT1OI is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT1OI – Computers – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

O – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, 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. Like computers? Want to learn how to use them more efficiently? Then this is the course for you! Students will learn advanced topics in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, graphics and computer hardware. This course builds on and extends the material learned in the BTT1O/2O course but does not require that you have taken either of those courses.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

C – Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, 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. Want to be your own boss? Do you have a great idea that you think would make for a successful business venture? Learn the “ins-and-outs” of starting and running your own business.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

C – Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation BMI3CI

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

U/C – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 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. Are you curious about how both people and businesses manage their money? Does understanding the business world interest you? Are you looking for a course that prepares you for success in the business world? This finance course introduces you to the exciting world of business. Companies such as Facebook, Apple and TD Bank are examples of businesses that touch are lives daily and you’ll learn how to better understand them during this course. Computer applications are frequently used during class to provide you with the skills needed to successfully manage both personal and business financial matters. Biz @ Rez…it pays!
COURSE NOTE: Students will learn crucial ‘financial literacy concepts’ on a continual basis in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 11

W – Information and Communication Technology in the Workplace, Grade 12, Workplace BTX4EI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BTA3OI – O – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

C- Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, Grade 12, 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BTA3OI – O – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

U/C – Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, 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. Are you considering a post-secondary business program? Is a future in finance a possibility for you? Did you enjoy learning about introductory accounting and want to take your understanding to the next level? This course is designed to get you ready for a post-secondary business program. Your knowledge will be expanded to include corporate finance in this course. Your financial analysis and decision making skills will be enhanced while comparing corporate annual reports for companies such as Manulife, Apple and Royal Bank. Computer applications will again be used frequently. Biz @ Rez…it pays!
COURSE NOTE: This entire course is designed to enhance your ‘financial literacy’ skills and a wide range of financial literacy concepts are covered in depth throughout the course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – U/C – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

U/C – International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, 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. Never thought about trade and globalization? Just think what our lives would be like if we didn’t buy or sell to other countries! What do businesses have to consider when selling to another culture? Are you curious as to how businesses market their products around the world? How DO McDonalds and Nike do it! What has to be changed; what stays the same? Do you enjoy learning about different countries? What would you have to deal with if YOU worked in a different country? We’ll search the net often to find the similarities and differences that businesses have to know and consider.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

U/C – Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, 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. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Are you up to the challenge of inspiring others to thrive in our global economy? Develop the skills that will take you to the top.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

U – Analyzing Current Economic Issues, University (Dual Credit) CIA4UI

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions,including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.
The WCDSB has an Advanced Standing agreement with Wilfrid Laurier University (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 or Guidance department for more information.
COURSE NOTE: This is not a Business course and therefore does not count toward the group 2 compulsory credit.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12

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