(MAC–11 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)
Accounting is the backbone of the commerce programs offered at all universities and colleges. Learning these fundamental skills now will prepare students for both the rigor of undergraduate business education and the ability to effectively communicate and manage personal financial situations. In this introductory course students will learn to record business transactions and prepare and analyze financial statements. This course involves multiple field trips to explore how financial information is used in a variety of businesses to aid in decision-making. Competitive simulations both online and in the classroom will be used to put theories learned into practice.
ECONOMICS STRATEGIES PROGRAM (ESP)
The Economic Strategies Program is designed to create a community of students with a passion for business education. Consequently, it melds two senior business courses into a comprehensive, interactive learning program. Students will attend Economics 12 as part of their regular school rotation and E-Commerce 12 will be offered after school on Mondays, bi-weekly, for 2.5 hours after school. Students will be expected to collaborate in group based learning environments which replicate the team based approach that most organizational structures utilize. In order to be part of the ESP program, students must enroll in both courses. These courses are not offered independently as students will be expected to collaborate with the entire cohort and course material is closely linked between the programs. Students will have two instructors for the duration of this program, matching the collaborative learning model we expect students to utilize.
*The ESP program has a fee of $20 which allows students to engage in robust simulations. There may also be additional fees for any field trips*
(MEC–12 ~ 4 CREDITS)
Why do people behave the way they do? Why are “Supreme” branded products so scarcely available? How do people, companies, and countries make decisions about how to distribute resources that they have available to them?
To study economics is to understand how everyday human behaviour impacts the production, distribution and ultimately, the consumption of goods and services. The concepts this course will explore will look at both society as a whole and its application to individual behaviour. This course will help students understand how and why money is exchanged in society and will, more importantly, help them understand how the world works.
- Core economic concepts
- Case studies of economic principles in action
- Current economic trends within our society
- The battle between the free market and government
- Exciting economic experiments
- Field Trips
E-COMMERCE12: SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL MARKETING
(MECOM12SMD ~ 4 CREDITS)
What is Blockbuster and why doesn’t it exist anymore? All you need to do is google one word: Netflix. As Blockbuster learned the hard way, “ADAPT or DIE” You’re about to launch a new product, how do you reach your customers? How will they know where you are? How will you keep your customers? You are about to pitch your idea to venture capitalists, what will blow them away? How will you get them to open their wallets to your idea and believe in it as much as you do? Should we all just become influencers?
Welcome to the deep, exciting and expanding world of E-commerce. In this course we will explore product development, design, marketing concepts and strategies. You will develop your interpersonal, business presentation, communication, teamwork, research, problem solving and analytical skills.
- Virtual Business Simulation
- IVEY Case Competitions
- Run a real business from start to finish with real money on the line
- Learn basic design skills to engage your customers
- Field Trips