Business 10: Course Outline

Pre-requisites: None

Block: 1-2 and 2-2

Business Education 9/10 is an elective for Grade 9 and 10 students. Students will build upon their existing business concepts and communication skills. Topics include business communication economics, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. If time and opportunity presents itself, students may be involved with running the school store and/or competing in case studies. This course is strongly recommended for students who plan to take Marketing 11/12 and Accounting 11/12 in the future.

Curriculum: (IRP: MBE9 and MBEG10)

Textbook: Liepner, M., Magnan, J. G. N., & Wasserman, A. (2001). Exploring business for the 21st century. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

  • Term 1:
    • Role and Impact of Business (ch.1-4)
    • Economics (ch.5)
  • Term 2:
    • Jobs and Resumes
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Term 3:
    • Saving and Spending
    • Credit and Debt

Topics and sequence may change without notice at the teacher’s discretion.

Student Materials: Students must bring the following to class each and every class:

  • 3-Ring Binder with lined paper
  • Pen, pencil and eraser
  • Pencil crayons and felts (stored in locker)
  • Presentation clothes (for selected classes)

Assignments/Projects: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products. Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.

Notes: Students are also expected to keep an organized binder of lecture notes and handouts. Organization is a key to success in school and in business. Binders are checked periodically for completeness, neatness and organization.

Tests: Students who are absent for tests will receive zero unless their parents or guardian contacts the teacher before, on or shortly after the day of the test; a doctor’s note will also suffice. Upon return to school, students will write the make up test on the day of return unless other arrangements are made and agreed upon by the student and the teacher.

The teacher will not remind students about these guidelines, as the onus is on the students to comply them.

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Follow instructions the first time given.
  4. Respect others and their belongings.
  5. Keep the classroom clean.

Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on assignments, projects and tests. Term marks will be independently reported. The final mark will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignments and Quizzes (30%)
  • Tests and Projects (60%)
  • Participation / Notebook Check (10%)

Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: September 19, 2014