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Analyzing Current Economic Issues 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 – 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 department for more information.

CREDIT: 1  TYPE: University  GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITE: Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

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.


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

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.

CREDIT: 1  TYPE: College  GRADE: 11

Entrepreneurship: The Enterprising Person, Grade 11, Open BDP3OI

This course examines the importance of enterprising employees in today’s changing business environment. Students will learn about the skills and attributes of enterprising employees, the distinguishing features of their work environments, and the challenges and rewards of becoming an enterprising person. Students will also have an opportunity to demonstrate and develop enterprising skills by planning and organizing a school or community event.

CREDIT: 1  TYPE: Open  GRADE: 11

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 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.

COURSE NOTE: Prerequisites: any Senior(grade 11 or12)law; geography; history; religion; business course

CREDIT: 1  TYPE: College/University  GRADE: 12

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (E-Learning) BOH4ME

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.

COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.

CREDIT: 1  TYPE: College/University  GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITES: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or BAT4MI – Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College Preparation or BBB4MI – International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation or BMI3CI – Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation or CGW4UI – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or CHA3UI – American History or CHY4UI – World History since the Fifteenth Century or CIA4UI – Analyzing Current Economic Issues or CLN4UI – Canadian and International Law or CLU3MI – Understanding Canadian Law

E-Learning courses are offered in this area. See the E-Learning tab if you are considering that type of course.