More SAC graduates go on to study business or business-related programs at university than any other academic discipline. Our courses provide an opportunity for students to study a wide variety of business topics, including marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, finance, accounting, and economics. The students learn in a hands-on environment focused on the use of experiential education and project-based learning opportunities. Not only do the students develop their curricular knowledge, they are also challenged to develop critical survival skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century workplace - communication, collaboration, critical thinking, adaptability, and information analysis.

The McEwen Leadership Program provides an even further array of opportunities for students, as they receive specialized business leadership training through guest speakers, workshops, field trips, and special event.

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.

  • 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
 
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.
 
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.
 
ECONOMICS
  • The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
    CIE3M 
    Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

    This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. Students will explore the economic role of business, labour, and government, as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these influence stability and variability in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic decisions.

  • The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
    CIE3MP
    Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

    This course will be taught in conjunction with the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum

    This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. Students will explore the economic role of business, labour, and government, as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these influence stability and variability in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic decisions.

    *St. Andrew’s College entrance requirement
    Recommended minimum average of 75% in grade 10 history, math, and English, as well as a sincere desire to work at the accelerated pace required of the Advanced Placement curriculum.

  • Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University Preparation 
    CIA4U   
    Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities 

    Recommended Preparation: CIE3M with >= 80% or permission of the department

    This course will be taught in conjunction with the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum

    This course examines current national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions
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    With respect to the AP component of the program, the aim is to provide the student with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in a typical university introductory micro and macroeconomics course. The course, as it is taught at St. Andrew’s College, builds on the knowledge already gained in grade 11 Economics. Instruction is divided into two parts: the first half of the course is devoted to the study of micro-economics. It emphasizes the nature and function of product markets and includes a study of factor markets and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. The second half of the course examines macroeconomic theory. This gives students substantial knowledge of the principles of economics that apply to the economic system as a whole. In particular, instruction examines economic performance measures, economic growth, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation and unemployment, and the various fields of international economics. Two external examinations are required: one in micro-economics and one in macro-economics. Both are administered by the Advanced Placement program of The College Board of the United States.

    OSS Equivalence: This course is cross-listed with CIA4U. Thus, this course will appear as CIA4U on the Ontario Student Transcript 

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