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​​Business and Career Studies


The Business and Career Studies teachers here at Harold M. Brathwaite S.S. provide a creative, dynamic, practical, inclusive, and student‐ centered program to meet the demands of a 21st century global business environment.  Whether looking at business through the eyes of a consumer or approaching it as a future business-person, every student in Business and Career Studies will benefit from a program which reflects students’ needs, abilities and, interests.  The planning and delivery of all business courses reflect the belief that all of our students can be successful and all will experience the impact that business has on their lives. 

Each Year students can explore business though courses that explores:

·     The world of business;

·     The impact and importance of Information and Communication Technology in Business;

·     Business Leadership and the Role of Management in Business;

·     The functions of business in the International Community;

·     The role of accounting and financial planning in Business;

·      Financial literacy and wealth management;

·     The functions of marketing;

·     And the importance of entrepreneurial ventures and enterprising people in driving business in the 21st   century.

This department is proud of its involvement in the Ontario Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM); a school‐wide program that focuses on entrepreneurship, and provides opportunities for students going on to apprenticeship, university, the workplace, or college.



Business Studies

​Ms. R. Gardner-Blake
Ms. C. Ditta​
Ms. M. Raj
Ms. S. Gill
Ms. C. Morris


Family Studies

Ms. B. Jones
Ms. P. Adefarakan
​Ms. R. Fenwick 

Courses Offered


Grade 9
BTT 1O0  Information and Communication Technology in Business 


Grade 10
BBI 2O0 Introduction to Business
GLC 2O0 Career Studies
Grade 11
BAI 3E0 Accounting Essentials
BDI 3C0 Entrepreneurship: The Venture
BAF 3M0 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
BTA 3O0 Information and Communications Technology:The Digital Environment
BMI 3C0 Marketing: Goods, Services, Events
BMX 3E0 Marketing: Retail and Services
Grade 12
BOG 4E0 Business Leadership: Becoming a Manager
BOH 4M0 Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
BDV 4C0 Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an electronic age
BAT 4M0 Financial Accounting Principles
BBB 4M0 International Business Fundamentals
IDC 4U7 Investments and Wealth Management **



** NEW for 2012/13 – New Course Offering

This interdisciplinary course investigates financial management, capital markets, and the ways in which capital is acquired. Students will use diverse information skills, resources and technologies to gather information related to a variety of Canadian and international financial institutions, investigate the conceptual and mathematical foundations of increasing net worth, and examine investments in the stock market (i.e. the risks and safeguards in stock trading, stocks as investments, creating investment portfolios.) They will also analyze the social impact of personal and corporate investment decisions and will learn to solve problems through theoretical investigations, systems thinking approaches and case studies.


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 Business Student get a lesson in Business from local Entrepreneur Daniel Lewis of T by Daniel Tea Company

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