Course Overview

Course Description:

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.  

Course Textbook:

The World of Business: A Canadian Profile , 5th Edition,
Jack Wilson, David Notman, Lorie Guest, and Terry G. Murphy
2007, Nelson Education

Course Website:


Units and Topics Covered:

Mark Breakdown:

Summative Assessment

Unit Test 1: Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship


Oct 19/20


Job Shadow Day Report or presentation. Note: Take Our Kids to Work Day is Nov. 4th


Nov. 16/17


Unit Test 2: The Economic System in Canada


Nov. 23/24


Unit Test 3: Marketing


Jan. 25/26


Unit Test 4: Accounting


Feb. 29/Mar. 2


Trade Show Project


April 6


Unit Test #5: Financial Life


May 2/3


Team Management Program




International Business Poster


May 9/10




June (TBA)

Rule of Ten


Course Policies and Guidelines:

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 the period.


Assessment and Evaluation:

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).

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