Business Education Courses Available to Grade 12 Students
COURSE CODE: MAC – – 11
Learn the language of money! Accountants understand how to collect, organize, analyze and report on the operations of various businesses. They also know how to evaluate the success of businesses in various industries. This is an incredibly valuable skill. Businesses are willing to pay big money for people who possess it, because it makes for good business decisions. Accounting 11 is the first course in financial literacy. Students learn how to analyze business transactions, interpret revenues and expenses, monitor changes in financial position, and prepare basic financial records (General Journals, General Ledgers, Trial Balances, Income Statements, and Balance Sheets). This course mirrors post-secondary courses in introductory financial accounting and is very valuable for students wishing to pursue Business studies at the college or university level. This course is a pre-requisite for Financial Accounting 12.
COURSE CODE: MEC – – 12
This course introduces students to the basic principles of economics. Students study the economic factors affecting domestic markets and analyze the market behavior of individual consumers and firms in an attempt to understand the decision-making process. This course introduces students to Microeconomics curriculum as presented in first-year post-secondary courses (scarcity, incentives, supply/demand, trade, government policies, etc.) It is concerned with the interaction between individual buyers and sellers and the factors that influence the choices made by buyers and sellers. The course is designed to teach students to apply economic models, concepts and theories to analyze human behavior and to understand how individuals make decisions. It is recommended for students considering post-secondary study in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management or Political Science. (Open to grades 11 & 12)
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 11 (Keyboarding)
COURSE CODE: YBMO-1B
AFK, LOL, JSYK…text slang is great for a 13-year-old on social media. The problem is, if you are a professional trying to make the big money you don’t want to look like a 13-year-old. Learn how to make KILLER presentations, master spreadsheets for collecting data, manipulate graphics, and create databases. In Business Communications you will also ditch the old two-finger style of typing and learn to touch type. Many students master speeds greater than 100 words per minute, without mistakes! This fun project-based course provides students with professional communication tools that will pay huge dividends in their other courses, and in life beyond high school. (Available to all students grade 9 and above.)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MARKETING 10
COURSE CODE: MADEM10
If you have ever watched Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, you know how critical basic financial literacy is to successful Entrepreneurs. This course introduces students to the five fundamental pillars of business expertise: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing & Promotion, and Organizational Management. Intended for students wishing to explore the basics of business management, this course is also valuable for students wishing to take additional courses in those areas of business study that they find most interesting. (Available to all students grade 9 and above.)
COURSE CODE: MENT-12
Maybe you have been told that you should go to university, so you can get a professional job. Maybe you want to go to trade school, and dream of working for a great company. What if you chose to OWN the company instead? Have you considered having people work and make money for you, rather than you working for someone else? Entrepreneurship 12 introduces students to the “third career stream”, where innovation and determination are richly rewarded. Most people know of at least one self-made business icon. In this course students examine the mindset of successful business owners, and the resources they bring together to successfully take control of their own life making the big money.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12
COURSE CODE: MFA – – 12
Continuing with the basic Accounting Cycle learned in Accounting 11 (transactions and source documents through adjusted trial balances), Accounting 12 explores the special procedures for cash (including preparation of cash flow statements), merchandising businesses, subsidiary ledgers, and alternative business structures. Accounting 12 provides a huge advantage for students pursuing post-secondary business studies as the equivalent of Accounting 11 and Accounting 12 are mandatory in all post-secondary business programs.
Pre-requisite Course: Accounting 11
MARKETING & PROMOTION 11
COURSE CODE: MMAP-11
Funny commercials and slick ads…these things are a big part of the Marketing world, but marketing executives need to know much more to sell their products successfully. Focusing on the world of retail marketing in Canada, this course explores all the ingredients that must combine for businesses to succeed: Corporate goals & objectives, Consumer psychology, Environmental forces impacting purchase decisions and company operations, and that magic blend of Product, Price, Promotion and Distribution strategies that bring buyers and sellers together in successful transactions. This course is an appetizer for post-secondary studies in Marketing and Commerce.
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