Business

More of our graduates go into business programs at university than any other discipline.

At St. Andrew's, business courses are part of the History & Social Science Department. This is because we believe that the skills of research, writing, and critical thinking, as well as knowledge of history and world issues are all important components of preparation for a life in business management. Of course, these courses focus on marketing, case studies, accounting, entrepeneurship, public speaking, and business management.

Our McEwen Leadership program gives focus and vitality to our business program. We are very proud of this unique approach to business studies in high school.

COURSES

  • Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open
    BTT1O
    Prerequisite : None

    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.
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business, Extended French, Grade 9, Open 
    BTT1OF
     
    Prerequisite: None

    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.
    Note: This course is taken concurrently with FEF1D
  • Introduction to Business, Grade 10, Open
    BBI2O
    Prerequisite: None

    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.

    Please Note: This only pertains to new students who are entering St. Andrew’s in grade 10, coming from another school, who have obtained a credit in the grade 9 Introduction to Business, course code BBI1O. They are not eligible to take BBI2O as the course content is identical, and a credit can only be issued for one of these two courses.
 
MCEWEN LEADERSHIP COURSES – IDC3O AND BOH4M 

  • McEwen Leadership Fundamentals, Grade 11, Open
    IDC3O 
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Business, Grade 10 Open

    This course will help students combine the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyse the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analyzing, selecting, evaluation, and communication information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on contemporary issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real life situations and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.

    *St. Andrew’s College Entrance Requirement

    Enrolment in this course is competitive and subject to a thorough assessment of the student’s ability to demonstrate the overall and specific curricular expectations of the BBI2O – Introduction to Business course, taken at St. Andrew’s College. Most successful applicants achieve a mark of >85% in BBI2O.
  • Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
    BOH4M
    Prerequisite: McEwen Leadership Fundamentals, Grade 11, Open

    This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.
  • International Business Fundamentals Online Course, Grade 12, University/College Preparation 
    BBB4Me
    Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in business studies, English, or Canadian and world studies
     
    This online course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets.  Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.
 
ACCOUNTING

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
    BAF3M 
    Prerequisite: None

    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.
  • Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College Preparation 
    BAT4M 
    Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

    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.
 

Business Faculty

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St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 3H7 Canada
Tel: 905-727-3178