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Business Studies Course Outlines

Introduction to Information Technology (BTT2O)

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. (Full Outline)

Introduction to Business (BBI2O)

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.  (Full Outline)

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events (BMI3C)

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.  (Full Outline)

Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)

This course introduces the student to accounting and to basic bookkeeping. The student will learn how to record business transactions, how to complete the accounting cycle and how to prepare basic financial statements.  Although the course concentrates on the service business, the students will be introduced to accounting for a merchandising business. There will also be a unit on computerized accounting where students will use basic accounting software.  (Full Outline)

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.  (Full Outline)

Business Leadership (BOH4M)

The business leadership courses allow students to explore how managers function in organizations and take on the challenge of generating solutions in order to solve problems. These courses allow students to explore the roles, responsibilities, skills, and functions of management. Students will learn the factors that encourage effective leadership practices. Emphasis throughout the courses will be placed on the importance of ethics and social responsibility in the corporate world. Students will learn how to communicate effectively for business purposes. The courses in business leadership will prepare students to work effectively in organizations in positions of employment and management.

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Sports Marketing (IDC4U)

This course serves as an introduction to sports and entertainment marketing. It combines the expectations for Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation with selected expectations from the English, Business and Physical Education Curriculum in the following specific courses: Media Studies; Information and Communication Technology Multimedia Solutions; International Business; Marketing Goods, Services and Events; Exercise Science. Students will study and learn key marketing, media, sports and entertainment concepts then apply them to theoretical and practical evaluations. Research, computer, reading and writing skills will be emphasized and improved. Knowledge, effort and quality work will be appreciated and rewarded. The dedicated student will build a sound foundation of relevant knowledge and skills that will prove useful in post-secondary studies and a career in business.

Business Certificate



Any student who has successfully earned four credits in the listed Business Studies related courses is eligible for a Business Specialist Certificate.  Business Studies credits obtained with TDSB virtually will also be considered for the Business Specialist Certificate and does not need to be one of the courses listed below but must be within the Business Studies curriculum.  Business Studies credits obtained outside the TDSB (i.e. privately) will not be considered for the Business Specialist Certificate.

Business Studies Courses (2022 - 2023)

BTT2O Introduction to Information Technology

BBI2O Introduction to Business

BMI3C Marketing: Goods, Services, Events

BAF3M Financial Accounting Fundamentals

BAT4M Financial Accounting Principles

BOH4M Business Leadership

IDC4U Sports Marketing

CIA4U Analyzing Current Economic Issues

Students will be automatically granted the certificate based on review of their Credit Counselling Summary upon graduation.