Business Studies

Business Studies2018-06-05T14:30:20+00:00
course pathway chart

Introduction to Business 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI2OI – Introduction to Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BBI2OE – eLearn – Introduction to Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open BTT1OI

This course introduces students to the use of information technology in a business environment. Students will learn how to use information technology in a work environment, perform electronic research, communicate electronically, and use common business software. They will also explore possible future occupations in information technology. NOTE: Students who take BTT in Grade 9 cannot take it again in Grade 10.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2OI – Introduction to Information Technology in Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT2OK – Information and Communication Technology in Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT1OX – ESL ONLY – Information and Communication Technology in Business (Grade 9 or 10) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

ESL ONLY – Information and Communication Technology in Business (Grade 9 or 10) BTT1OX

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 has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: ESL
Course GRADE:
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2OK – Information and Communication Technology in Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT2OI – Introduction to Information Technology in Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT1OI – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

eLearn – Introduction to Business BBI2OE

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: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI1OI – Introduction to Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BBI2OI – Introduction to Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI1OI – Introduction to Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BBI2OE – eLearn – Introduction to Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Introduction to Information 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: Note: This course is not available to students who have already completed BTT1O.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT1OI – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT1OX – ESL ONLY – Information and Communication Technology in Business (Grade 9 or 10) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

eLearn – Financial Accounting Fundamentals BAF3ME

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.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BAF3ME – eLearn – Financial Accounting Fundamentals is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

eLearn – Entrepreneurship: The Venture BDI3CE

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 NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BDI3CI – Entrepreneurship: The Venture is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Entrepreneurship: The Venture 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BDI3CE – eLearn – Entrepreneurship: The Venture is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

eLearn – Marketing: Goods, Services, Events BMI3CE

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.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BMI3CI – Introduction to Marketing, College is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Introduction to Marketing, College 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
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BMI3CE – eLearn – Marketing: Goods, Services, Events is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Marketing: Retail and Service, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation BMX3EI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11

eLearn – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment BTA3OE

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 eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTA3OI – Information Technology Applications in Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Information Technology Applications in Business, 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTA3OE – eLearn – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Analyzing Current Economic Issues (University Dual Credit) 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.
COURSE NOTE: DUAL CREDIT COURSE – Students may earn a Wilfred Laurier University Economics transfer credit in EC120 (Introduction to Microeconomics). Talk to your Business teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any University or College/University level course in English, Religion, History, Geography, Law or Social Studies.
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CIA4UE – eLearn – Analysing Current Economic Issues is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

English (AP) ENG4UP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 4UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students should download a Pre-AP English Referral Form from the school website, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English (University) or ENG3UP – English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UE – eLearn – English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.<br

Advanced Placement Mathematics of Data Management MDM4UP

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.
If there is sufficient student interest, the St. Mary’s math department will be offering a double credit in Calculus (MCV4U) and Data Management (MDM4U) with preparation time given to an Advanced Placement examination. This double credit opportunity should be considered an enrichment opportunity and of interest to students pursuing math related university studies. Students interested in this 2 credit package will complete an independent assignment for Data Management (statistics) during the summer of 2012. The Ontario Curriculum for MCV4U will be taught first semester, 2012 and be completed at the end of semester 1 of next school year. Second semester will be the combined curriculum of Ontario’s MDM 4U (Probabilty and Probability Distributions) as well as time given in preparation for an Advanced Placement Calculus A/B exam in May, 2013. It is necessary that students have access to a computer with MS Excel as well as the internet during the summer of 2012.
COURSE NOTE: Students are encouraged to download a Student Application for Enriched Programmes Form from the school website and submit the completed form to guidance.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MCV4UP – Advanced Placement Calculus
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: MDM4UI – Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Earth and Space Science (University Dual Credit) SES4UI

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.
COURSE NOTE: DUAL CREDIT COURSE – Students may earn a University of Waterloo science transfer credit. Please check with Science teachers or Guidance for more information.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DP – Science (Pre AP) or SNC2DI – Science (Academic)

Core French (Advanced Placement) FSF4UP

This enrichment course in French, certified by the American Advancement Placement College Board, is a first year university equivalency course that focuses on oral communication through a variety of authentic learning activities. Students will study contemporary works of literature, will use technology to enhance their comprehension skills and take an in-depth look at francophone culture around the globe. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be greatly emphasized throughout the course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Advanced Placement
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI – Core French or FSF3UP – Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF4UI – Core French is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Advanced Placement Calculus MCV4UP

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.
If there is sufficient student interest, the St. Mary’s math department will be offering a double credit in Calculus (MCV4U) and Data Management (MDM4U) with preparation time given to an Advanced Placement examination. This double credit opportunity should be considered an enrichment opportunity and of interest to students pursuing math related university studies. Students interested in this 2 credit package will complete an independent assignment for Data Management (statistics) during the summer of 2012. The Ontario Curriculum for MCV4U will be taught first semester, 2012 and be completed at the end of semester 1 of next school year. Second semester will be the combined curriculum of Ontario’s MDM 4U (Probabilty and Probability Distributions) as well as time given in preparation for an Advanced Placement Calculus A/B exam in May, 2013. It is necessary that students have access to a computer with MS Excel as well as the internet during the summer of 2012.
COURSE NOTE: Students are encouraged to download a Student Application for Enriched Programmes Form from the school website and submit the completed form to guidance.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Advanced Placement
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation, must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MDM4UP – Advanced Placement Mathematics of Data Management
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: MCV4UI – Calculus and Vectors is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

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