Business Studies

Staff

Mr. Scott Stevens (Department Head) Mr. Stevens' Website

Mrs. Kate Vouk Mrs. Vouk's Website

Mr. Roy MacDonnell Mr. MacDonnell's Website


Courses

BBI2O1 - Introduction to Business, Grade 10 Open

This course introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. Students will also learn concepts and skills related to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and international business.


BAF3M1 - Introduction to Financial Accounting, Grade 11 University/College

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting, with emphasis on accounting procedures used in service and merchandising businesses. Students will develop an understanding of the connections between financial analysis, control, and decision making in the management of a business, as well as the effects of technology and globalization on accounting procedures and the role of the accountant.

BDI3C1 - Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies, Grade 11 College

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 personal goals by satisfying the needs of others. Students will learn about values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurial activity.

BMI3C1 - Introduction to Marketing, Grade 11 College

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing, with an emphasis on in-depth analysis of the influence of changes in the economy and global marketplace, trends and issues, and the impact of technology. Students will analyse the buying patterns of various consumers and the effect of marketing strategies, and will engage in marketing research. Students will also develop and present a marketing plan for a specific product.

CIE3M1 - The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11 University/College

This course explores economic concepts relating to the Canadian economic system that will help students make informed decisions about how to use resources to satisfy wants and needs. Students will use economic concepts and models, as well as methods of economic inquiry, to analyse the choices they will make during their lives as consumers, contributors, and citizens in a mixed economy.


BAT4M1 - Principles of Financial Accounting, Grade 12 University/College

Prerequisite: BAF3M1

This course emphasizes study of accounting principles related to financial statements. Students will learn about ways in which information in these statements is used in making business decisions, and about the effects on financial statements of using different methods of inventory valuation and adjusting and reversing entries. Students will also study various means of financing a business and ways in which the strength of a corporation can be determined through the reading of its annual report.

BOH4M1 Organizational Studies and Human Resources, Grade 12 University/College

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Business Studies or Canadian and World Studies

This course focuses on ways in which organizations deal with issues affecting their competitiveness in a changing technological and global business environment. Students will analyse various leadership techniques and study various issues such as ethics in business, social responsibility, management of group dynamics, uses of information technology, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and globalization. Students will also investigate the management of a diverse workforce within an organization and the importance of strategic planning.

CIA4U1 - Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12 University

Prerequisite: Any University or University/College course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

This course explores the choices that individuals and societies make about the use of resources in a competitive global economy. Students will use economic concepts and models, as well as methods of economic inquiry, to analyse current economic issues and make informed economic choices based on their analysis.