Welcome to the St. David CSS Business Program Area

Please find below a flow chart and course descriptions for all the courses in Business.


 

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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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI2OI – Introduction to Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open 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 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2OI – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
 

Introduction to Business, Grade 9 or 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI1OI – Introduction to Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
 

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.
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.
 

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
 

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.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: It is recommended that you take BBI1OI or BBI2OI before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 11
 

Analyzing Current Economic Issues

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 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 Dept. for more information.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: DUAL CREDIT COURSE with WLU – If students complete the CIA course work and approved exam and get 70% or better then students can be exempt from EC120 Microeconomics. Please check with Business teachers or Guidance for more information.
NOTE: This Economics courses does NOT count as a Business course for your OSSD.
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, 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
 

International Business, 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or BMI3CI – Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation or CHA3UI – American History or CHW3MI – World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century or CLU3MI – Understanding Canadian Law orHRT3MI – World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges or CGW4UI – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or CGW4UE – eCourse – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or HSB4UI – Challenge and Change in Society or HSB4UE – eCourse – Challenge and Change in Society eCourse
 

Business Leadership, 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12