Business New Curriculum Update!

Please send any comments or concerns regarding these curriculum changes to OBEA President Bill Velos (president.obea@gmail.com), who will bring them to the Ministry.

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Business Studies, Grades 9 and 10

As announced in March 2019, the ministry is revising the secondary Business Studies curriculum as part of its commitments to modernizing learning. This will begin with revised Grades 9 and 10 courses to be implemented in Fall 2024. Students pursuing the Grade 10 course will not need a prerequisite.

Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Grade 9, Open (BEM1O)

The new Grade 9 course, Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset, (BEM1O) replaces the course Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10 course (BTT1O/BTT2O). As of September 2024, Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10 should not be offered, and the associated course codes will expire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. 

Course Description

In this course, students will learn what makes an entrepreneur thrive and the skills required to succeed in today’s business environment. Students will begin to develop their own entrepreneurial mindset, and learn why it’s important to take initiative, adapt to change, find creative solutions, and understand the financial considerations of entrepreneurship. This hands-on course will use business software and applications to help students plan and develop their entrepreneurial ideas and learn how to present them to a target audience. Throughout the course, students will enhance their communications skills as well as develop and refine their project management skills, including goal setting, time management, and networking.  

Launching and Leading a Business, Grade 10, Open (BEP2O)

The new course, Launching and Leading a Business, Grade 10 (BEP2O) replaces the Introduction to Business, Grade 9 or 10 course (BBI1O/BBI2O). As of September 2024, Introduction to Business (BBI1O/BBI2O) Grade 9 or 10 should not be offered, and the associated course codes will expire at the end of the 2023-24 school year.  

Course Description: 

This course introduces students to the world of business and what is required to be successful, ethical, and responsible in today’s economy. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an entrepreneur who knows how to respond to local and global market opportunities. Throughout the course, students will explore and understand the responsibility of managing different functions of a business. This includes accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, financial management, human resources, and production.

Prerequisite: None

December 8, 2023