Business Education courses offered at Lord Byng Secondary School:
- Accounting 11
- Business Education 10
- Keyboarding 9 - 11
- Marketing 11 & 12
- Management 12
Accounting 11 (MAC—11)
Grades: 10 to 12
Prerequisite: None, but basic computer skills are an asset
Supplemental Supplies: Workbook deposit - $TBA
Money is the lifeblood of any business, and basic knowledge of accounting principles is essential if you are planning a career in business or intend to study business at college or university. By the end of the course you will be able to complete the financial records for a small service company, up to and including preparation of the income statement and balance sheet. Students will also have the opportunity to use a computer software package and will learn the basics of accounting, "the language of business".
Business Education 10 (MBEG-10)
Grades: 9 or 10
In this course you will be presented with opportunities to explore and better understand business concepts and principles related to finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage personal finances through topics such as banking, budgeting, investing and goal setting. You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of individuals as consumers and producers and the impact of their decisions on the marketplace. You will work independently and with others to solve business problems, developing your business communication skills and becoming familiar with available business technology.
Keyboarding 09/11 (MBE—09KB/YBMO-1C)
Grades: 9 to 12
This course begins with teaching you a skill you will carry with you for the rest of your life: how to type - how to keyboard without looking at your fingers! You will work to identify and correct techniques, and to increase your speed and accuracy. You will learn how to produce professional looking documents with available software. You will use word processing, spreadsheets and charting, presentation software, desktop publishing and be introduced to webpage design as time allows, and develop your Internet search skills. This is an INTRODUCTORY course; it is not suitable for you if your keyboarding speed is greater than 40 wpm.
Management Innovation 12 (MMI—12)
Grades: 11 or 12
Prerequisite: None but Business Education 10 is helpful
Have you ever wanted to be the "boss"? Learn what it takes to be a successful manager in any type of business. We will study the function of management and the structure of organizations, corporate culture and leadership style, and the spirit of entrepreneurship in a range of business structures. You will learn about business plans, banking and finance, the stock market and competing in the global marketplace. Case studies, projects and computer simulations will provide you the opportunity to apply theory to practical management problems. This course is a good introduction to further post-secondary study of business.
Marketing 11 (MMK—11)
Grades: 11 or 12
Prerequisite: None, but Business Education 10 is helpful.
Marketing is the skill of developing goods and services and moving them from initial planning to the final consumer. In Marketing 11, an introductory course in retail marketing, you will learn the daily operations of a small business, including planning, pricing, distribution and promotion of products or services. Field trips will help you learn about large-scale retail merchandising, and projects will give you the opportunity to create, implement and analyze various marketing strategies.
Marketing 12 (MMK—12)
Prerequisite: None, but any other senior business course is helpful
Marketing 12 is a course focused on product planning and bringing new products to market. You will learn the art of promotion and “selling the sizzle”. Field trips will help you learn about large-scale merchandising, advertising and sales promotion. We will study national and international marketing, and consider the challenges faced by Canada in the coming years. This course is a good foundation for post-secondary studies in business.