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BBI1O/BBI2O : Introduction to Business

Study Category: NIST School Program
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About Course

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication 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, Open

What Will You Learn?

  • o demonstrate an understanding of how businesses respond to needs, wants, supply, and demand
  • o compare types of businesses
  • o demonstrate an understanding of ethics and social responsibility in business
  • o demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges for Canada in the field of international business
  • o explain the role of production in business
  • o explain the role of human resources in business
  • o demonstrate an understanding of sound management practices in business
  • o demonstrate an understanding of the importance and role of marketing in business
  • o demonstrate an understanding of the importance and role of accounting in business
  • o demonstrate an understanding of the importance and role of information and communication technology in business
  • o demonstrate an understanding of income and spending issues facing individuals and businesses
  • o demonstrate an understanding of how banks and other financial institutions operate
  • o demonstrate an understanding of effective investment practices
  • analyze the role and importance of credit in personal and business finance
  • o describe characteristics and skills associated with successful entrepreneurs and o o demonstrate an understanding of the contributions to Canadian business of selected entrepreneurs
  • o the importance of invention and innovation in entrepreneurship

About the instructors

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Dr. Adenike Aderonke Moradeyo is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Business Administration, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. Nigeria. Her research interests straddle operations management, supply chain management, innovation management, consumer behavior, entrepreneurship, project management and economics. She obtained her PhD in Management from the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University in 2015. She graduated with BSc Agricultural Economics and MSc in Economics from the University of Ibadan in the year 2002 and 2006 respectively. She has publications in several international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She has to her credit best-in-session paper and outstanding research awards in the year 2009 and 2011 respectively. She is a certified project management professional (PMP). She was the pioneer Head of Economics Department (Acting), Augustine University, Lagos. Nigeria. She has experience in consulting, manufacturing and financial institution.

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THE BASICS OF BUSINESS
In this unit, students will explore how the needs of individuals can inspire someone to start a business to meet those needs. Students will also investigate the differences between small businesses and large companies, including how they are organized and how ownership differs among companies. In addition, they will explore how trade between Canada and international countries affects business operations and leads to challenges that must be overcome

THE PARTS OF A BUSINESS
In this unit, students will learn about the different parts that make up a successful business. They will explore the roles each part plays, how they work together, and what challenges they face when it comes to conducting business. Students will also explore how different approaches to working with employees can affect productivity and profit, and how that can affect a business's success. All of these pieces need to fit together and function well to create the best product or service possible

EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
In this unit, students will learn how businesses attract employees to their company and provide a work environment where people feel safe, supported, and happy. They will explore government implemented human rights requirements for businesses and learn how owners run ethical businesses that inspire ethical work practices. Finally, students will learn that safe work environments with happy well-trained employees are more productive.

THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF BUSINESS
In this unit, students will explore the different sources of financial assistance available to business owners and individuals, as well as ways to calculate potential expenses and track the flow of money. They will also explore options for businesses to save, invest, and protect their money.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
In this unit, students will explore some of the inventions and innovative ideas that have come from individuals around Canada. They will also investigate the similarities and differences in the personalities and character traits of successful entrepreneurs. This investigation will help them reflect on your own strengths as a future business person.

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Material Includes

  • o PowerPoint Slides and cases
  • o Ministry of Education and Training “Course Profile” (www.curriculum.org)
  • o Ontario Secondary Schools 9 to 12 – Program and Diploma Requirements 1999
  • o The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12: Program Planning and Assessment, 2000.
  • o OTDSB documents
  • o Approved textbook:
  • o Other sources

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