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Business Education

What do most high school graduates say they are studying at post-secondary schools?  Many students admit that they are studying business courses.  Then why do so few secondary students not prepare themselves by taking these courses in high school?

The most common occupations earning over $100,000 per year reported by Statistics Canada are:  Sales and Marketing Managers, Senior Managers (in finance, communications, production utilities, etc.), Computer and Information Systems occupations, Retail Trade Managers, Financial Auditors and Accountants, and Manufacturing Managers as well as Lawyers and Doctors.  How can you get a head start in preparation for these occupations while you are in high school?

Take courses in business such as marketing, accounting, economics, computer keyboarding, data management, and information technology which offer you a greater understanding of the business world.  Every person needs to understand contracts, legal documents, warranties, labour laws, income taxes, letter writing, investments, loans, credit, and computer technology.  Our business courses will prepare you.  What’s in your future?


It is the goal of this introductory course to assist students in developing the 21st Century workplace skills necessary to create different types of documents that demonstrate understanding and appropriate use of software features. Students will also develop an introductory understanding of the development processes and software tools involved in the production of 2D documents, digital animation, digital video production, web page files and personal web sites. Students will be introduced to a Design and Development workflow process in order to bring work to completion on time. The skills developed in this course are useful for other courses, such as Planning 10, the world of work, and home computers.


Students enrolled in Marketing 11 will experience many of the interesting business activities that happen in a retail store: working with cash registers, handling cash, selling, dealing with customers, and buying, storing, and displaying inventory. Students will operate TempMart, our school store, as well as participate in a variety of class activities such as market research, taste tests, and product design and acquisition. Working at TempMart is a course requirement and students will work as part of a team. Each student receives a "pay cheque" for the time they work. Students will hear presentations from wholesalers who wish to sell their products to TempMart and make buying decisions based on those presentations. Students will learn basic marketing skills. This course is useful to all students, especially those who want to enter one of the many marketing careers, take post-secondary business courses, or for those who hope to own their own business someday.


Prerequisite: Marketing 11 Recommended

Marketing 12 investigates the role of Marketing in local and global contexts. Templeton is a multi-cultural population with students having many different product needs. Marketing 12 students will determine how to meet those needs with a variety of imported products. Students will be responsible for new product acquisition, market research, grad shirt design and sales, product promotion and advertising, design and marketing strategies for chosen products, and making decisions related to product, price, place and promotion. Students in Marketing 12 become the managers of TempMart and are responsible for its operation and success. Students also learn entrepreneurship as they form small companies and market their products to the rest of the school. This is an excellent course for those students who are expecting to enter the work force, take business programs at post-secondary institutions, or who hope to go into business for themselves.


The electronic business revolution is evolving by leaps and bounds. Advances in communications and the Internet have created new ways of doing business so that companies are no longer bound by “brick and mortar” structures. Everyone knows that customers can be either local or global but e-business also opens new markets called B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business). Students in Entrepreneurship 12 will learn how businesses use the Internet and technology solutions to create new and more effective businesses.


Occupy Wall Street, Global Financial Crisis, Money and Banking? Many front-page news stories affect the way we live and are related directly to basic economic principles. Economics 12 introduces you to many topics including: theory of supply and demand, types of marketplaces, monetary policy (money supply and creation), global trade and investment strategies. You will acquire knowledge that will allow you to better understand the world today and make better decisions for your future. This course is highly recommended for students who are interested in entrepreneurship or pursuing a career in business. Economics 12 can be counted for your entrance qualifications at UBC.


Businesses need accountants because they keep track of all of the financial matters of the organization or company. In this course you will learn the double entry bookkeeping system used by businesses around the world. Also, students will learn computer accounting using industry standard accounting software called Sage 50. In addition, students will use the Internet to research stocks and manage a $100,000 stock market portfolio in a Stock Market Competition and learn how to complete an individual tax return.


Prerequisite: Accounting 11

This course is intended for students who wish to pursue post-secondary studies in accounting, business administration or commerce. Students will learn accounting procedures for a merchandising business and more advanced concepts of financial accounting covered in a first-year university accounting course. Students will use computers and accounting software (Sage 50) and will also be involved in the Stock Market Competition where they will manage a $100,000 stock market portfolio. In addition, students will learn how to complete an individual tax return using industry standard software.