Welcome to the Mackenzie Business Department!

The Business Office is located in room 115 in the Business hallway.

Contact us at 416 395 3330 x20105

ACL: Mr.Rupke

Business Resources


Courses Offered:

Grade 9 Courses

Course Title: Information and Communication Technology in Business

Course Code: BTT1O1

Description: 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. Prerequisite: None

Grade 10 Courses

Course Title: Introduction to Business

Course Code: BBI2O1

Description: This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information 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. Prerequisite: None

Grade 11 Courses

Course Title: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, College/University Preparation

Course Code: BAF3M1

Description: 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 current issues and ethics in accounting. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Marketing: Goods, Services,  Events, College Preparation

Course Code: BMI3C1

Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment

Course Code: BTA3O1

Description: This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or post-secondary studies. Prerequisite: None

Grade 12 Courses

Course Title: Financial Accounting Principles. College/University Preparation

Course Code: BAT4M1

Description: This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post-secondary 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 further develops accounting methods for assets and introduces accounting for partnerships, corporations, and sources of financing. Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Course Title: International Business Fundamentals, College/University Preparation

Course Code: BBB4M1

Description: This 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. Recommended Preparation: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in business studies, English, or Canadian and world studies

Course Title: Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age, College Preparation

Course Code: BDV4C1

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture. They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, College/University Preparation

Course Code: BOH4M1

Description: 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 will be emphasized throughout the course. Recommended Preparation: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in business studies, English, or Canadian and world studies

Course Title: Analyzing Current Economic Issues, University Preparation/Advanced Placement

Course Code: CIA4U1, CIA4U0

Description: This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Course Title: Building Financial Security

Course Code: IDC4U (BFSIDC)

Description: This course investigates financial management, capital markets, and ways in which capital is acquired. Students will use diverse information skills, resources, and technologies to gather information related to a variety of Canadian and international financial institutions, investigate the conceptual and mathematical foundations of increasing net worth, and examine investment in the stock market (e.g., the risks and safeguards in stock trading, stocks as investments, creating investment portfolios). They will also analyse the social impact of personal and corporate investment decisions and will learn to solve problems through theoretical investigation, systems thinking approaches, and case studies. Prerequisite: Any University/College Preparation Course

Course Title: Information Communications Technology

Course Code: IDC4U (ICTIDC)

Description: In this course students will develop and consolidate 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. Students will apply the principles and processes of inquiry and research to effectively use a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyze historical innovations and exemplary research; and to investigate real-life situations and career opportunities in interdisciplinary endeavours. Students will also assess their own cognitive and affective strategies, apply general skills in both familiar and new contexts, create innovative products, and communicate new knowledge. Prerequisite: Any University/College Preparation Course AND with teacher permission