The BBI1O 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.
The World of Business: A Canadian Profile , 5th Edition,
Jack Wilson, David Notman, Lorie Guest, and Terry G. Murphy
2007, Nelson Education
- Unit #1: Business and Entrepreneurship
- Learning Goals:
An introduction to business and entrepreneurship
- Description: Students will explore concepts, theories, and skills associated with business management, human resources, types of businesses, business ethics and social responsibility. In addition, students will examine the characteristics, skills, and contributions of entrenprenuers. Finally, students will come to appreciate the importance of, and the difference between, invention and innovation.
- Evaluation: Team Management Program, Unit Test, Trade Show Project.
- Unit #2: The Economic System in Canada
- Learning Goals: An introduction to the economic system in Canada.
- Description: Students will explore concepts, theories, and skills associated with economics, including market, supply, demand, equilibrium, price, and quantity. In addition, stages and phenomenon related to production and the production run will be examined.
- Evaluation: Unit Test, Job Shadow Day Report
- Unit #3: Marketing
- Learning Goals: An introduction to marketing.
- Description: Students will explore concepts, theories, and skills associated with marketing, including the importance of marketing and the role it plays in business.
- Evaluation: Unit Test, Trade Show
- Unit #4: Accounting
- Learning Goals: An introduction to accounting.
- Description: Students will explore concepts, theories, and skills associated with accounting, including accounts, debit, credit, balance, and financial statements such as the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.
- Evaluation: Unit Test and Trade Show
- Unit #5: Financial Life
- Learning Goals: An introduction to personal finance.
- Description: Students will explore concepts, theories, and skills associated with income management, banking, investing, and credit.
- Unit #6: International Business
- Learning Goals: An introduction to international business.
- Description: Students will explore concepts, theories, and skills associated with
- Evaluation: International business poster assignment
*Note: Information and communication technology is taught and applied in an ongoing basis throughout the course. By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- define basic terms used in information and communication technology (e.g., desktop, directory, Internet service provider, operating system, URL);
- explain how information and communication technology affects the functions of a business (e.g., production, marketing, accounting, human resources) and how it affects employability at various levels of skill;
- use information and communication technology for a variety of business purposes.
Assignments and Projects:
1)All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the assigned day.
2) Late assignments will be subject to the senior school's academic policy..
3) Extensions on assignment due dates can be granted, at the course instructor's discretion, if the student can present
sufficient grounds for an extension at least four school days in advance of the
deadline.In such cases, the student must submit an extension application.
4) All borrowed information must be properly documented using an accepted
procedure, i.e. footnoting, endnoting, etc. Plagiarism is an offence and
will result in an automatic grade of zero for the assignment.
5) Spelling and grammar will be figured into the grade of every written
assignment (up to a maximum of 20% of the mark). There is no substitute
for a well written paper!
Tests and Exams:
6) All students are expected to write tests on the set date. If a student must miss
a test day, then the onus is placed on the student to let the course instructor know well in
advance, and to arrange for an alternate time to take the test.
7) If the student misses a test day without letting the course instructor know in advance, then the senior school's academic policy will apply.
8) If the student misses a test and yet is found to be in attendance on the day in
question, then the senior school's academic policy will apply.
9) If the student is found to have cheated on a test, then the senior school's academic policy will apply.
Class Work Ethic:
10) Students are expected to be in class and ready to work by the beginning of
Professional judgement, as defined in Growing Success (2010) is “judgement that is informed by professional knowledge of curriculum expectations, context, evidence of learning, methods of instruction and assessment, and the criteria and standards that indicate success in student learning. In professional practice, judgement involves a purposeful and systematic thinking process that evolves in terms of accuracy and insight with ongoing reflection, self-correction and consideration all evidence collected (formative and summative) relating to a student’s learning. (pg. 152).
The teacher will consider ALL evidence collected through observations, conversations and student products (tests/exams, labs, assignments, etc.) with a focus on culminating evaluations.
- In all subject areas, students will be provided with numerous and varied opportunities to demonstrate the full extent of their achievement of the curriculum expectations.
- Determining a report card grade will involve teachers’ professional judgment and interpretation of evidence and will reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement, with special
consideration given to more recent evidence.
- Students’ will be assessed in a balanced manner across the Ontario Ministry of Education categories of Knowledge and Understanding, Thinking, Communication and Application.
- 100% of the final grade for each course will be based on assessment conducted throughout the course. (Term work)
- To the greatest extent possible, the evaluation of learning skills, apart from any that may be included as part of a curriculum expectations in a course, will not be considered in the determination of a percentage/letter grade.
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