Introduction to Business

Course Calendar:

The course will be taught 2 days per week, with 1.25 hour lessons (Mon/Wed). Students will be provided access to an online platform where they will access course material, as well as submit all assigned work.

The course starts in January 2021 and will be completed in early June 2021.

Course description:

This course introduces students to the world of business, personal and corporate finance and social responsibility.

With our partners at University Health Network (UHN), students will learn about assistive devices in healthcare, and will complete a design challenge with the UHN research team.

The course includes the MLSE HuddleUp Bullying Prevention Program, which is a new online initiative for students to influence positive change in their community. We have also been selected as hosts of a virtual assembly with a professional athlete from the MLSE family!

Course Code: BBI2O

Prerequisite: None

Units of study:

Business Fundamentals

  • Economic Basics (emphasis on mathematics behind supply, demand, marginal cost/revenue)
  • Types of Businesses
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • International Business


  • Invention and Innovation
  • The Design Challenge with UHN


  • Income Management
  • Saving, Investing and Interest Rates
  • Banking
  • Credit, Loans and Credit Scores

Functions of a Business

  • Production
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Information and Communication Technology

MLSE HuddleUp anti-bullying program

  • Development of social-emotional learning skills to build resilience, promote healthy relationships and equip students to navigate life’s challenges
  • Virtual Player Assembly – A Toronto Argonauts, TFC, Raptors or Maple Leafs player will take part in a virtual assembly