Prerequisite: in Grade 9 or 10
This course will provide an introduction into the five main areas of Business: Communication, Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. Students will learn to use various business applications and solve a variety of business-related problems. The main goal of this program is to give students an introduction to creating and managing a successful business. They will learn how to start a business, create a business plan, and how to market both themselves and their products.
Prerequisite: in Grade 11 or 12
Marketing & Promotion 11 is an introductory course that allows students to explore the fascinating world of Marketing. It covers the basics of marketing concepts such as the 4 P’s, product life cycles, branding, advertising, retailing, packaging, and promotion and selling. The course also deals with e-commerce, international politics, culture, environmental issues, social causes, and other major components of our world. Most of all though, it deals with you! – as a consumer, as a market, as a demographic, as a representative of a group or lifestyle. This course gives students the opportunity to apply and demonstrate their new marketing skills in a variety of projects and assignments.
Prerequisite: in Grade 11 or 12. This course is eligible for university credit
This course will provide students with glimpses into the vast world of Entrepreneurship. This starts with looking at modern entrepreneurs, their characteristics, and how they achieved success in their fields of business.
We will also cover key topics such as Economic Concepts, Business Start-Ups, Business Plans, Business Ethics & Sustainability, and the importance of Teamwork and Networking. In addition, students will take part in our investing unit which includes participating in our Stock Market Simulator and Cashflow games. A highlight of this course, through gaming, students will learn about investing concepts such as profit vs revenue, good debit vs bad debit, creating passive cash flow, ROI, real estate, how stocks work, and future investing that includes beating inflation.
Prerequisite: in Grade 9, 10, 11, or 12
Learn about why accounting is the “language of business” and the importance of timely, accurate, and reliable financial information. Students will learn about basic bookkeeping skills, as well as develop proficiencies in the Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks, which are industry standard software. This course is recommended for students interested in gaining skills in basic accounting practices with the view to pursuing a career in business.
Prerequisite: Accounting 11 or permission of instructor
In this intermediate Accounting course we build on some of the basic concepts learned in Accounting 11. Students will explore, in detail, the relationships among assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity in addition to detailed analysis of expense accounts such as ‘cost of goods sold’. By the end of this course, students will have a strong grasp of “generally accepted accounting principles” and their application in different situations. Financial Accounting 12 is best suited for students looking to study business or accounting at a post-secondary institution.
Prerequisite: in Grade 11 or 12
This course provides students with the opportunity to analyze the effects of economic activity on their society, the nation and the global community. It will give them a deeper understanding of the principles behind government and social policies and exchange of goods and services within market and non-market oriented sectors. Topics include economic theories, the role economics plays in personal, professional and business decisions, the study of current economic developments, the role of markets, capital formation, trade and currency exchange rates, trends and issues which enable students to improve their educational career choices. Students will be able to take advantage of global career opportunities when they understand how the global marketplace functions. This course is theory and project based with emphasis on the application of researching evaluation, problem solving and technical skills to produce work of a high business standard. Please note that some universities (e.g. SFU) accept Economics 12 as an academic course and count it in your GPA. Check university admissions to confirm.
Advanced Placement Courses
Prerequisite: in Grade 11 or 12 and possess basic mathematics and graphing skills.
As part of the Advanced Placement program, this course prepares students for the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics exams. Students will have the option to write the AP exams in May (approximate fee $135 per exam), depending on the exam score, they may have the option to receive credit for a first-year university course. Students will take both courses in one block.
AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of the government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts and data to analyze, describe and explain economic concepts. All AP courses are academically approved Grade 12 courses for post-secondary admissions.
AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts and data to analyze, describe and explain economic concepts. All AP courses are academically approved Grade 12 courses for post-secondary admissions.