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View Business Studies on pgs. 27-28 in the WCDSB Course Calendar for Business SHSM, see p.14 
 
OR see below for course descriptions and prerequisites.
GRADE 9 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS (OPEN – BTT1O1)
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 web site 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.
 
GRADE 10 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (OPEN – BBI2O1)
This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information 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.
GRADE 11 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – BAF3M1)
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 merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and current issues and ethics in accounting. 
 
GRADE 11 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE VENTURE (COLLEGE PREPARATION – BDI3C1)
This course focuses on the 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 student-run school-based or summer business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have
opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.
 
GRADE 11 MARKETING: GOODS, SERVICES, EVENTS (COLLEGE PREPARATION – BMI3C1)
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.

GRADE 11 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT (OPEN - BTA3O1)
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 and e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or postsecondary studies. 
GRADE 12 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – BAT4M1)
PREREQUISITE: BAF3M1
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 main business decisions. This course further develops accounting methods for assets and introduces accounting for partnerships, corporations and sources of financing. This course may be offered as an in-class or online course.

GRADE 12 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – BBB4M1)
This course provides an overview of the importance 28 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. This course may be offered as an in-class or online course.
 
GRADE 12 BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – BOH4M1)
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyze 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 will be emphasized throughout the course.
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For all inquiries about Business Studies, please contact Bishop Macdonell's Business Dept. Head, Amberlea Daigneau, [email protected] 

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