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The World of Business (2007) Textbook
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  • Ministry Course Code: Bbi1o, Bbi2o (The Ontario Curriculum Grade 9 and 10 Business Studies)
  • Credit Value: 1 Credit
  • Textbook: The World of Business

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. Students will learn concepts and skills related to personal finance, entrepreneurship and international business.

Instructional Approaches:

Students learn best when they are engaged in a variety of ways of learning. Business studies courses lend themselves to a wide range of approaches in that they require students to discuss issues, solve problems using applications software, participate in business simulations, conduct research, think critically, work cooperatively, and make business decisions. When students are engaged in active and experiential learning strategies, they tend to retain knowledge for longer periods and to develop meaningful skills. Active and experiential learning strategies also enable students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life issues and situations.


The Achievement Chart identifies four major categories of knowledge and skills: Knowledge/Understanding, Thinking, Communication and Application. Students will be provided with numerous and varied opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of expectations across the four categories.

Seventy percent of the student’s final grade will be based on the assessments and evaluations conducted throughout the course. Thirty percent of the student’s final grade will be based on summative assignment(s) and the final written exam. Listed below is the percentage breakdown used to calculate the final grade.

In addition to the final grade calculation, students will be provided with numerous opportunities to demonstrate the following learning skills: Work Habits, Teamwork, Works Independently, Initiative and Organization.

Summary of Term Evaluation

  • Knowledge/Understanding                20%
  • Thinking/Inquiry                                 15%
  • Communication                                    15%
  • Application                                            20%
  • Total                                                   70%

Summary of Final Evaluation

  • Assignment(s)                                     15%
  • Final Exam                                           15%
  • Total                                                  30%

All work submitted in this course will be assessed and evaluated using the standards set by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Level/Grade                      Achievement

Level 4, 80 – 100%              Very high to outstanding level of achievement. Above provincial standards.

Level 3, 70 – 79%                 High to level of achievement. At the provincial level.

Level 2, 60 – 69%                 Moderate level of achievement. Below, but approaching, the provincial standard.

Level 1, 50 – 59%                  Passable level of achievement. Below the provincial standard.

Below, 50%                             Insufficient achievement of curriculum expectations. Credit will not be granted

 Learning Skills:

Students will be assessed on an ongoing basis in the following areas and will be given a letter grade on the Report Card as follows: E=Excellent; G=Good; S=Satisfactory; N=Needs Improvement. The areas to be assessed are:

  1. Responsibility
  2. Independent Work
  3. Initiative
  4. Organization
  5. Collaboration
  6. Self-Regulation

 Academic Honesty:

All work submitted by students for evaluation must be their own original effort. A student who cheats, presents work done by others as if it were his/her own (plagiarizes), copies the work of others, or does not credit a source (see your teacher for MLA handout) is being academically dishonest. Internet translations are considered plagiarism. Any student accused of plagiarism must prove that the work submitted is indeed their own and original.

In all cases, the teacher will discuss the situation with the student and parents/guardians. Plagiarized work will receive a mark of zero.

 Class Policies:

Being Punctual. It is expected that you arrive on time for class. Going to the washroom, locker, etc., is not an excuse.

  • Obtaining Missed Work. Check the website for assigned homework and handouts (call a buddy if no internet access is available).
  • Being Academically Honest. Refer to above note.
  • Submitting Assignments on Time. It is expected that due dates are followed. Assignments are due at the start of the class.
  • Re-Writing of a Missed Test/Evaluation. If a student is absent for a test/evaluation, they must provide a signed, authentic, medical note to theinstructor. The teacher will then assign a make-up test normally the day the student returns from a valid absence. If a student does not demonstrate sufficient evidence to support their absence, they forfeit their opportunity to re-write the test and a zero (0) will be assigned and calculated.
  • Following Washroom Privileges. It is expected that you use the washroom prior to the start of class. Using the washroom during class time is a privilege, not a right. It is expected that such privileges will not be abused.

 Code of Ethics

  • Respect for the right of others to speak and listen without interruptions or distractions. Speak to others the way you want to be spoken to. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Respect yourself. Attend class on time, participate, listen, complete work, and seek extra help.
  • Respect the classroom environment. Food is not allowed in the classroom. Outdoor garments (hats, coats, jackets, etc.) are not allowed in the classroom, in addition to electronic devices (telephones, pagers, etc.) Please leave these items in your locker.

 Due Dates

Deadlines are meant to encourage students to make mature decisions about their work ethic and time management – we all lead busy lives and face numerous demands upon our time.

  1. If you do not hand in your work by the assigned due date you have missed the opportunity to do so and your mark will be a zero for that assignment.
  2. You may submit your work prior to the due date to have your teacher assess your work and provide feedback. This will give you the opportunity to revise and resubmit your work by the due date in order to improve your grade.
  3. Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date. Absence is not an excuse for late submissions. If the work is done, the student should send it with a friend or relative, or submit it electronically to your teacher.
  4. All rough work should be available to the teacher upon request.
  5. Extensions of due dates are available to individuals who show a good work ethic in class. If you are not able to meet a due date it is your responsibility to speak with your teacher, at least one day before the due date, so that an extension can be arranged. If you are facing difficulty see me a few days ahead of the due date. There will be no extensions granted the day assignments are due.
  6. Late assignments may be graded, or marked only as complete.
  7. Assignments submitted after your classmates work has been returned will not be graded

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