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Come check out what’s happening in the Business Department!

Business Department:

The Business Department at Saltfleet offers a wide variety of business courses that challenge and excite students. Courses include topics on Business Ownership, the Impact of Information Technology, International Business, Investing, Accounting, Marketing, and Business Law.

Classes provide a good mix of theoretical knowledge, hands-on practical projects, presentations, guest speakers and other technological media to instill the business concepts. Coupled with relevant learning resources and passionate teachers, students find out where Business plays a part in their future!

Business Staff:

Teachers:  Ms. Pelzer, Ms. Snively, Mr. Reilley


The Business Department offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that provide for a great learning experience, new friends, and a lot of fun!
  • The Saltfleet DECA Chapter – Business Club competitions
  • Entrepreneurship Venture Plan Competition
  • Fun Activities: Monopoly; Stock Market; Guest Speakers,


Grade Nine Courses:

BTT1O1  Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open

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 technology 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 Ten Courses:

BBI2O1  Introduction to Business, Grade 10, Open

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 Eleven Courses:

BAF3M1  Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College

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

BDI3C1  Entrepreneurship:  The Venture, Grade 11, College

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a student-run, school-based or summer business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

Prerequisite:  None

BMI3C1  Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College

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

BTA3O1  Information and Communication Technology:  Digital, Grade 11, Open

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  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 Twelve Courses:

BAT4M1  Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College

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:  BAF3M1

BBB4M1   International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College

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.

Prerequisite: :  Any U, M or C preparation course in Business Studies, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

BOH4M1  Business Leadership:  Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College

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.

Prerequisite:  Any U, M or C preparation course in Business Studies, English, or Canadian and World Studies.


Updated on Monday, March 20, 2023.
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