Critical Areas of Learning

Business Skills:  knowledge and skills necessary for success in business.

Problem Solving                                                                                    Leadership                                                  Research & Inquiry

Critical & Creative Thinking                                                                 Organizational Productivity

Employability Skills                                                                               Risk Management

Applications Software                                                                          Teamwork

Financial Planning                                                                                Strategic Planning

Entrepreneurial Skills                                                                           Business Etiquette

Communication in a business environment:  methods, technology and standards involved in communication with and between businesses.

Literacy Skills                                                                                          Formatting of Documents                     Conflict Resolution

Business Terminology                                                                          Global Awareness

Delivery of Presentations                                                                     Etiquette and protocols in electronic communications

Digital Literacy:  use digital technology, communication tools, and/or networks to access, understand, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information.

Terminology related to ICT                                                                     Use of various software applications         Security related to ICT                                                                             Information Systems & Structures             Web design                                                                                               Fundamentals operating systems & In computer hardware                 Integrated technologies                                                                          Data Management                                 Multi-media tools

Financial Literacy:  ability to read, analyze, manage, and communicate financial information for personal & professional purposes.

Money Management                                                                                 Financial Decision Making

Fundamentals of economics                                                                    Analysis of financial documents

Numeracy Skills                                                                                          Investment

Credit                                                                                                            Taxation

Ethical, moral & legal considerations in business:  understanding and/or determination of social and environmental consequences of business practices on the local, national and global level.

Principles and guidelines for ethical business practice                       Professional standards

Privacy Issues                                                                                              Responsibility for environmental consequences & sustainability

Social Responsibility                                                                                  Accountability

Equity & Diversity                                                                                      Intellectual Property

Grade 9 & 10 Business Program Overview

Introduction to Business 

This course is the fundamental course for the business studies program.  It introduces students to each of the major areas of business:  Business Operation, accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, production, management, international business, finance and entrepreneurship. 

This introductory course aims to ensure all student acquire a general understanding of the role and nature of business as they begin to develop management skills related to financial decision making and ethical business practice.  The course provides a strong foundation both for students who wish to pursue business studies in greater depth and for students who wish to master the business-related knowledge and skills required for everyday life.

Information and Communication Technology in Business

This course prepares students for a world of business and communication that relies on electronic technology.  Ever changing and evolving improvements and changes to information and communication technology have impacted all of our lives and the operations of business have been particularly affected.  Students will benefit from the knowledge and skills they acquire in this course that will benefit them throughout their studies and in their chosen career path.  This course provides a good foundation for students who wish to take information and communication technology courses in  Grade 11 and 12.

Both the above courses are OPEN courses.  This means that they prepare students for further study in this subject area.  The course will enrich their overall education.  

Grade 11 & 12 Business Program Overview

The Grade 11 & 12 program offers a wide variety of courses to help students develop a deeper understanding of the world of business and helps to focus their interests in this area.  Some courses help students develop their knowledge and skills in areas of accounting, entrepreneurship, information and communication technology, international business, marketing and business leadership.