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.
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Grades 9 & 10
The business studies program offers two courses that can be taken in Grade 9 or Grade 10: “Introduction to Business” and “Information and Communication Technology in Business”. Both of these courses are offered as “open” courses, which comprise one set of expectations for all students.
Grades 11 & 12
The Grade 11 and 12 program in business studies offers a variety of courses to help students develop a deeper understanding of the world of business and to focus their interests in this area.