Calgary Board of Education

Business Studies

Pathway Overview

Business Studies Pathway

Business Studies 10

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Business Studies Students
experience what it is like to run a
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This exploratory course covers the essentials of Business Studies. Students work in creative teams to develop business ideas and deliver real world projects through collaborative teams. Students should be comfortable working both independently and within a team environment. The accounting component involves the use of basic math skills and requires attention to detail. Within Marketing and Management, students identify basic management and marketing concepts and describe retail merchandising strategies of value to the retail employee, manager or owner. Students will investigate the concept of e-commerce as a marketing strategy and design an e-commerce Web site to sell products and/or services. They will be introduced to accounting and terminology unique to financial accounting. Students become familiar with financial statements, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and how to prepare for the process of starting up a business.

Business Studies 20 & 30

Business 20 and 30 courses focus on entrepreneurship, marketing, merchandising and business management. Students will apply their knowledge of marketing to plan, develop and manage a business in school or the local market. Through this venture, they should expect to assume roles and responsibilities of management in order to coordinate available resources and run the business. At the 30 level students will expand their knowledge and have the opportunity to get duo-credits through a partnership with SAIT and Junior Achievements. Business 30 is a demanding course that requires students to attend SAIT for on-campus instruction throughout the semester.

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