Business Administration, Finance & Information Technology (BIT)

General Business Studies

Information Processing 10 (5 credits)

This is an introductory course for students interested in learning fundamental technology tools & developing key employability skills necessary to be successful in the worlds of work and study. Students explore potential career and post-secondary options, and complete a workplace health and safety unit. This course consists of five modules worth one credit each.

Business Studies 20 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: None

This course is for Gr. 10, 11 ,or 12 students interested in business. This business fundamentals course exposes students the business environment while looking at key functional areas such as: HR, Marketing, Finance and Operations. Students explore entrepreneurial attributes, basic business tools for decision making and exploring current issues affecting 21st century business leaders. Students will also learn will touch on the use of Excel spreadsheets for basic finance and learn the basics of business case studies. If you plan on working a business sometime in the future - this is a great foundational course to get you thinking like a business person!

Business Studies 30 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Business 10 Multi-level OR Business Studies 20  OR IB Business Management Introductory

This course introduces students to Business and Management principles in the national and international business environment. Topics discussed include business organisation, trade theories, the basics of international monetary and political systems, Students also touch upon HR strategy, leadership and motivation in the workplace Learn about national and global organizational business structures, management theories, economics and organizations as working units. Examine business decisions from a local, provincial, national and global context.

IB Business Management

IB Business Management Introductory (5 credits)  

This course is for students enrolled in IB. Students identify basic management and marketing concepts, explore organizational structures, management theories, the nature of business, organizational planning and decision making, business impacts of globalization, and the management of change.

IB Business Management Intermediate and *Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Business Intro IB
*Prerequisite: Business Inter IB

This course is for students enrolled in IB. Students expand on skills learned in IB Business Intro, in the areas of business and commerce, including the exploration of topics such as: Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, and Operations Management. Students conduct in-depth analysis of a business, including: its product offering, management structure and hiring, financial position, production processes, operations, and marketing strategy.

Computing Science

Computing Science 10 paired with Introductory Robotics (6 credits)

Fee: $35.00
Students are introduced to robotics and computer programming. Students will spend approximately 9 weeks in each focus area. In Computing Science, students develop skills in the C++ structured programming language, learn basic problem solving techniques, and learn fundamental computer science concepts. During robotics at the introductory /  exploratory level, students learn about robotic systems and structures. Students learn to identify and build several robots and use sensors with a variety of platforms. Students learn about electrical components, build a light-following robot, and are introduced to VEX robotics and programming using RobotC. An extensive amount of practical work occurs during each of the nine week courses. This course provides prerequisites for further studies in Robotics 2 and/or Computing Science 2.

Computing Science 20 (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Robotics Intro & Computer Science 10
Students continue to develop mastery of computer and programming concepts using C++ and Java computer languages with hands-on algorithm and program development. Students focus on writing computer programs to solve problems. Concepts include computer science skills, use of functions, use of arrays and structs, file writing skills, as well as the ability to program in a second language. Strong mathematical and problem solving recommended.

Computing Science 30 (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Computer Science 20
Students develop mastery of advanced concepts of computers and programming using the C++ and Java computer languages with hands-on algorithm and program development. Students will learn new methods of  problem solving and algorithm development. Concepts include computer science concept skills, searching and sorting methods, object oriented programming, derived classes and interfaces, as well as the ability to program with derived data types in a second language. Interested students can participate in the University of Waterloo's Canadian Computing Competition.

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