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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.

Social Science Course Outlines

Understanding Canadian Law (CLU3M)

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. (Full Outline)

Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)

This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways. (Full Outline)

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (HSP3U)

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines. (Full Outline)

Analyzing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U)

Economics is about how individuals, governments, and firms make choices about the allocation of scarce resources. It involves an understanding of various economic concepts, models, and theories as well as an exploration of economic trends, policies, and practices. Through economic inquiry, students develop their understanding of a range of economic issues, the interests and influence of different stakeholders, and the factors that influence the economic decisions of individuals and institutions. (Full Outline)

Families in Canada (HHS4U)

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological and anthropological theories and research to analyze the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships. (Full Outline)

Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4U)

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change. (Full Outline)

Philosophy: Questions and Theories (HZT4U)

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social & political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy. A detailed list of the course expectations can be found at: (Full Outline)

Business Certificate



Any student who has successfully earned four credits in the listed Business Studies related courses is eligible for a Business Specialist Certificate or Business Specialist Certificate with Honours (an average of 85% or above). 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.