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Toronto Catholic District School Board

 
Business Studies
 
The Business Department at Dante Alighieri Academy is very excited to offer a number of courses at the grade 10, 11 and 12 levels.  
 
These courses include Introduction to Business and Communications Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology and International Business.  
The business studies curriculum helps students examine the functions and operations of businesses at both a small and international level as well as understanding what drives the economy and how business influences standard of living, goods and services and jobs.
 
Students taking business will have the opportunity to futher pursue their business aspirations in post secondary education as well as the workforce as accountants, bankers, information and computer analysts, managers or entrepreneurs. 
 
Business provides students with an opportunity for relevant, real-world learning experiences. 
 
WELCOME TO BUSINESS
 
Department Members:  
 
Nicolette Mainolfi
Andrew Rees
 
Nicolette.Mainolfi@tcdsb.org
Andrew.Rees@tcdsb.org
 
The Importance of Studying Business
 
Business activity affects the daily lives of all Canadians as they work, spend, save, invest, travel, and play. It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise. Business has a significant effect on the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, and on the environment in which they live and which future generations will inherit. Eventually, all students will encounter the world of business, whether they work in urban or rural areas.They must be prepared to engage in business activity with confidence and competence.
 
Young people need to understand how business functions, the role it plays in our society, the opportunities it generates, the skills it requires, and the impact it can have on their own lives and on society, today and in the future.  The business studies program will build a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further study and training in specialized areas such as management, international business, marketing, accounting, information and communication technology, or entrepreneurship. It will also provide practical skills for those who wish to move directly into the workplace. 
 
Engaging in the world of business involves studying individuals, communities, and organizations, assessing their needs and problems, and generating solutions. Business studies draws upon facts, concepts, and processes from many other fields of study. For example, close links exist between marketing and communications, accounting and mathematics, entrepreneurial studies and technology, international business and world studies, and management and studies of society and human nature. Furthermore, knowledge and skills related to information and communication technology are relevant across all disciplines. Students will be able to apply what they learn in other subject areas to their study of business, as well as to transfer the knowledge and skills they acquire in business studies to their work in other areas.
 
The fundamental purpose of the business studies program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, postsecondary education or training, and daily life.
 
The goals of the business studies curriculum are to enable students to:
  • gain an understanding of business concepts through the study of subjects such as accounting, entrepreneurship, information and communication technology (ICT), international business, marketing, and business leadership
  • achieve business, economic, financial, and digital literacy
  • develop the skills, including critical thinking skills, and strategies required to conduct research and inquiry and communicate findings accurately, ethically, and effectively
  • apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired through the study of business to a variety of learning tasks and relate them to business phenomena on the local, national, and global levels
     
  Courses offered in Business Studies  (Grade 10)
 
 Grade
 Course Name
 Type 
Course Code  
 Value
Prerequisites required
 10 
 Introduction to Business
 Open 
 BBI 20
 1.0
 No
10
 Information and Communication Technology in Business
Open
BTT 20
1.0
No
 
Courses offered for Senior Students (Grade 11)
 
 Grade
 Course Name
 Type
 Course Code
 Value
 Prerequities required
 
 
11
Information and Communication Technology in Business:  The Digital Environment
 
Open
 
 
BTA 301
 
 
1.0
 
No, but BTT is preferred
11
Entrepreneurship:  The Venture
 College
BDI 3C1
1.0
No
 
11
Financial Accounting Fundamentals
 
University/College
 
BAF 3M1
 
1.0
 
No
 
11
 Marketing:  Goods, Services, Events
 College
 BMI 3C1
 1.0
 No
 
Courses offered for Senior Students (Grade 12)
 
 Grade  
 Course Name
 Type
 Course Code
 Value
 Prerequisities required
 12
Financial Accounting Principles
University/College 
BAT 4M1
 1.0
 BAF 3M1
 12
Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
University/College 
BOH 4M1
 1.0
No 
 
 12
Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning
College 
BDV 4C1 
 1.0
No, but BDI 3C1 is preferred
 12
International Business Fundamentals
 University/College
BBI 4M1
 1.0
No
  
 
Grade 10 Courses
 
Introduction to Business (BBI20) 
  
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. 
 
Information and Communication Technology in Business (BTT 20)
 
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. 
  
Grade 11 Courses
 
Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (BTA3O)
 
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 postsecondary studies.
 
Entrepreneurship: The Venture (BDI 3C)
 
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.
 
Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)
 
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.
 
Marketing: Goods, Services, Events (BMI 3C)
 
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.
 
 
Grade 12 Courses
 
Financial Accounting Principles (BAT4M) 
 
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.
 
Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (BOH4M)
 
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.
 
Entrepreneurship:Venture Planning in an Electronic Age (BDV4C)
 
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.
 
International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M)
 
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.
 
Exemplars
 
 
Pictures
 
The BDI 3C1 entrepreneurial class of 2009 displaying their presentation cheque of $ 850 to MukiBaum Treatment Centre. 
This money will help children and adults with complex and severe disabilities.
 
 
 Entrepreneurship (BDI 3C1) teacher,Mrs. Mainolfi with Mukibaum Fundraising Manager, Ashley Grant displaying the teddy bears which were sold for Mother's Day. 
The students sold over 350 bears. All money raised went to charity.
 
 
The entrepreneurial students of Mrs. Mainolfi's 2011 BDI 3CI class
were honoured to have had Mr. George Ward, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Toy-Sport Agencies Ltd. come to speak to them. 
His talk gave them valuable insight in what being an entrepreneur is truly all about. 
His honesty and insight into his own experience of producing various products allowed students to get a first hand account from a real life entrepreneur. 
 
 
Here are the winners of our 2010 BMI 3C1 cereal box creations.
In this project, the grade 11 marketing students were free to design their own cereal boxs.
Each box was specifically designed with a particular target market in mind.