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Grade 9

Prerequisite Chart | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12

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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 9
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.
Grade 10

Prerequisite Chart | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12

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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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.
Grade 11

Prerequisite Chart | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12

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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 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.
Grade 12

Prerequisite Chart | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12

eLearn - Analysing Current Economic Issues CIA4UE
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.
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: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CIA4UI - Analyzing Current Economic Issues (University Dual Credit) 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: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 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.
eLearn - Financial Accounting Principles BAT4ME
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.
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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI - Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BAT4MI - Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College Preparation is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI - Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BAT4ME - eLearn - Financial Accounting Principles is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
eLearn - International Business Fundamentals BBB4ME
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.
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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI - Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or CGR4MI - The Environment and Resource Management (College/University) or CGW4UI - World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (University) or NDW4MI - Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (College/University)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBB4MI - International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Business Fundamentals, 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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBB4ME - eLearn - International Business Fundamentals is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, 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: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, Grade 12, College Preparation BTX4CI
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply their information and communication technology skills while working in a team environment. Through a project-based approach, students will have opportunities to integrate common business software applications and apply multimedia techniques. Students will further develop their understanding of electronic business and e-commerce environments. The skills acquired in this course will prepare students for success in postsecondary studies and in their future careers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BTA3OI - Information Technology Applications in Business, Open
Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager, (BOG4E) Grade 12, Workplace Preparation BOG4EI
This course helps students prepare for managerial positions in their future careers. Students will focus on the development of core skills required to become a successful manager, including operations management, inventory control, marketing, financial planning, scheduling, and communication. Students will also explore the management challenges of hiring, training, and motivating employees, and complying with legal requirements.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12