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BUSINESS STUDIES
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 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 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will be given opportunities to develop their God given gifts of creativity and decision making within communication technology environment. Students will develop their technological skills keeping in mind the Catholic themes of responsibility, respecting the dignity of the human person, and human rights and responsibilities.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS BBI2O1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine the structures and principles of business within the Catholic contexts of the dignity of work and respect for individuals and the common good. Students will develop their code of ethics and social responsibilities within Catholic social teachings.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
MARKETING: GOODS, SERVICES, EVENTS 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine marketing strategies that promote products within Catholic social teaching that stresses, honesty, responsibility, and the dignity of individuals. Students will also address Catholic values of stewardship as they balance consumerism with economic and environmental standards.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 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 a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will incorporate honesty, compassion, justice, and dignity of work, rights, responsibilities, integrity, and morality in light of corporate philosophies in their decision making exercises. Students will understand ethical issues within a Catholic perspective and social teachings.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
FINANCIAL SECURITIES IDC4U1
This course will provide an opportunity to learn about investing and financial management for both individuals and corporations. It aims to develop the skills in order to become "InterPreneurs", that is interdisciplinary entrepreneurs, applying processes and problem-solving skills to the study of financial management, capital markets, and the ways in which capital is acquired. The course will investigate capital markets with a focus on Canadian stock market(s), and other financial securities (fixed income, derivatives, and mutual funds) and how they affect both the individual investor and corporations. Students will interconnect knowledge of Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, International Business, Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Media. Events in the business (and world) news, and the effects on corporations will be discussed and interpreted. Personal investment topics may include: the time value of money, present value concepts and calculations; risk reward tradeoffs; savings, RRSP's, RESP's; mortages; and, other personal loans. Corporate financial topics may include: the sources of cash available to finance capital growth; asset valuation and, risk management. The key Catholic Graduate Expectations developed are those of an Effective Communicator, a Reflective and Creative Thinker, a Collaborative Contributor and ultimately a Responsible Citizen.

COURSE NOTE: Students can only complete one grade 12 university "U" Interdisciplinary course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: VENTURE PLANNING IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE BDV4C1
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture.They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website. Students will be introduced to concepts of entrepreneurship which are integrated with the social teachings of the church. As students plans their venture, they will examine such issues as choosing an ethical business or venture, fair treatment of customers and clients, the dignity of the employee, the value of work, and sharing of profits with society. Students will be encouraged to make ethical decisions and act morally and justly.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES BAT4M1
This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for postsecondary 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will incorporate honesty, compassion, justice, and dignity of work, rights, responsibilities, integrity, and morality in light of corporate philosophies. Students will understand ethical issues within a Catholic perspective and social teachings. Given that the business theories and skills are presented within a Catholic context, a substantial emphasis should be placed on procedures
and decision making that reflects spiritual values.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3M1 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS BOH4M1
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
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will develop leadership skills that incorporate Catholic values of respecting the dignity of individuals, compassion and social responsibility. Students will recognize that Catholic leadership in time of change requires confidence and the ability to balance the needs of the common good while affirming the integrity of individuals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Business Studies or Canadian and World Studies