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Business​ Studies

In today's world, a working knowledge of various business practices is a valuable asset to have in a variety of fields. Below are just some of the careers taking a business related course at Don Bosco can help prepare you for.


Introduction to Business – Grade 10

This course introduces students to the world of business.  Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information 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 Technology  - Grade 11

Information Technology is a computer business course where students learn how to effectively use the most important computer programs. Students will learn how to use word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), database management (Access), desktop publishing (Publisher), presentations (Powerpoint) and research (Internet Explorer).


Students have discovered that an Information technology course has helped improve their marks in ALL their other courses because it helps improve the overall quality of the student’s assignments, research reports, class presentations and Independent Study Units (ISU).​


Accounting  - Grades 11 and 12

Accounting is a business course where students learn the financial side of a running of a business. Students will learn how an accountant keeps track of a company’s money. Although accounting involves numbers…… it should not be considered a math course. Accounting students need only elementary level math skills in order to be successful.


Accounting is currently offered in Grade 11 (BAF 3M1 – Introductory Financial Accounting), and if successful, students can continue on with Grade 12 Accounting (BAT 4M1 - Intermediate Financial Accounting).

Students who are planning to continue their education at College or University in any Business program should seriously consider taking accounting. Also, the financial services industry is the number one employer in all of Canada and any knowledge of accounting should prove helpful if you are applying for an entry level position in the financial services industry.

Marketing  - Grade 11

Marketing is a business course where students learn about the advertising and promotion side of a business. Students will have the opportunity to create a complete marketing plan for a product/service. This marketing plan will include creating a brand name and slogan, product label and package, a magazine/newspaper ad, a television commercial and storyboard, a radio commercial and script and a pricing and distribution strategy.

Marketing is currently offered in Grade 11 College level (BMI 3C1).

Students who are planning to continue their education at College or University in any Business program should seriously consider taking marketing. Also, an understanding of marketing is helpful if a student is interested in starting up their own business or seeking entry level employment in a retail business.


International Business – Grade 12

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.


Business Studies Certificate

Students can earn a Business Studies Certificate by earning credits in FIVE Business Studies and related courses such as Economics, Law and Communication Technology. Students will receive this Business Studies Certificate during their graduation ceremony.



Related Business Studies Courses 


Economics - Grades 11 and 12

This course examines the changing Canadian economy and helps students develop an understanding of their own role as economic agents. Students will apply economic models and concepts to assess the roles of the various stakeholders in the Canadian economy and analyze the interactions among them. Students will consider the economic behaviour of the individual as consumer, contributor, and citizen in a mixed economy and will apply economic inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to make and defend informed economic decisions.


Economics is offered as a Grade 11 (CIE 3M1) and Grade 12 (CIA 4U1) Social Science course. Students who are planning to continue their education at College or University in any Business program or any Social Studies program should seriously consider taking Economics.


Law - Grades 11 and 12

This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives.  Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system.  Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.  Law is offered as a Grade 11 (CLU 3M1) and Grade 12 (CLN 4U1) Social Science course.


Communication Technology - Grade 11 and 12

Communication Technology is a course where students learn how to use a variety of digital technology such as photography, videography and computer animation. This course will work with digital photo cameras, digital video cameras, Apple computers and sophisticated industry level software.


Communication Technology is offered as a Grade 11 (TGJ 3M1) and Grade 12 (TGJ4M1) Technology course.

Focus on Information Technology Certificate - Grade 11

Students can earn a F.I.T. Certificate by taking a Grade 11 and Grade 12 Communication Technology course PLUS one Business Studies course.