The rationale for business studies in a Christian high school can be found in Genesis 1:26, 28 where God mandates people to work, develop, and manage the original creation. We are to carefully and responsibly take up the task of “transforming and building the economic and business culture of our world in keeping with the principles of God’s Kingdom.” (Calvin College)

Most students will find employment in the business world and learning about their calling to stewardship, service, and love is paramount.  The world of business undoubtedly changes culture more than any other area of life and learning to become morally responsible within institutions and our interaction with the natural environment is essential. Many of the concepts and information technology skills learned in business studies will train students to become informed, biblically discerning and responsible culture-shapers as consumers, investors, and employees.d

Course Title Course Details Grade
Intro to Business - BBI 201 This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information 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. Students will explore their place as Christians in the business world and explore how to bring Christian ethics, stewardship and cultural transformation to the world of work. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship, beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 10
Intro to Business - BBI 202 This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information 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. Students will explore their place as Christians in the business world and explore how to bring Christian ethics, stewardship and cultural transformation to the world of work. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship, beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 10
Info Tech and Communication in Business - BTT 201 This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology. Students will also explore ways in which technology can help Christians respond to serving God. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship, beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 10
Info Tech and Communication in Business - BTT 202 This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology. Students will also explore ways in which technology can help Christians respond to serving God. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship, beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 10
Financial Accounting Fundamentals - BAF 3M This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and current issues and ethics in accounting. It will be emphasized that we are accountable to God for our stewardly use of time and resources. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship,beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 11
Marketing: Goods, Services, Events - BMI 3C This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice. Living in a materialistic world, students will be challenged to make lifestyle choices and consider stewardship from a Christian point of view. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship, beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 11
Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age - BDV 4C This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture. They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website. Creating business ventures (self-employment) and shaping culture through business are main aims. The LDCSS curriculum threads of relationships, citizenship, beauty and justice are woven throughout this course. Prerequisite: None 12