Distance Learning

Independent Study Option

Business and Marketing Education

The Independent Study Option offers the following courses in Business Education and Marketing Education. Please list the Subject Code, Subject Designation, and the ISO Designation on the application to identify the course(s) required.

Course Name Subject Code Subject Designation ISO Designation
Grade 9 Futures in Business (15G) 1224 15G 002
Grade 10 Retailing (20S) 1273 20S 003
Grade 10 Start Your Own Business (25G) 1225 25G 001
Grade 11 Accounting Essentials (30S) 0309 30S 000
Grade 11 Promotions (30S) 1265 30S 002
Grade 12 Accounting Systems (40S) 0310 40S 000
Grade 12 Law (40S) 0580 40S 001

Each listing of a subject name is followed by a unique 10-digit code made up of three parts:

  • Subject code. A 4-digit number that identifies each subject.
  • Subject designation. A 3-character code that identified the grade and level of a course.
  • ISO designation. A 3-digit number that identifies the course version.

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Grade 9 Futures in Business (15G) 1/2 credit (2013)

Course Code 1224 15G 002
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Effective August 31, 2017: This course will be closed to new registrations. Students with active registrations will be allowed to complete the course, including extensions, if required.

In this half credit course, you will be introduced to the world of business. You will learn about owning and operating a business, the factors that business owners need to consider to be successful, and how businesses contribute to the community. Your financial skills will continue to develop throughout the course as you learn to manage money and record finances properly. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to: investigate a business case study, draw on your creativity to develop a business idea, and use your critical-thinking skills to plan and analyze your financial future. This course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Business Basics
  • Module 2: The Functions of Business
  • Module 3: Honing Your Financial Skills

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

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Grade 10 Retailing (20S) 1 credit (2014)

Course Code 1273 20S 003
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Effective August 31, 2017: This course will be closed to new registrations. Students with active registrations will be allowed to complete the course, including extensions, if required.

This course introduces you to the dynamic field of retailing. You will also review retailing from a management perspective. You will learn about the various activities involved in selling goods or services directly to consumers. In order to complete this course you will be required to visit retail outlets and interview business owners or store managers. The course is divided into eight modules. It is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Retailing
  • Module 2: Store Policies
  • Module 3: Analyzing Target Markets
  • Module 4: The Buying Process
  • Module 5: Inventory
  • Module 6: Pricing
  • Module 7: Store Image, Layout, and Displays
  • Module 8: The Selling Process

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 661 KB) for required/suggested resources.

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Grade 10 Start Your Own Business (25G) 1/2 credit (2013)

Course Code 1225 25G 001
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Recommended prerequisite—Grade 9 Futures in Business (15G).

Effective August 31, 2017: This course will be closed to new registrations. Students with active registrations will be allowed to complete the course, including extensions, if required.

In this half credit course, you will be introduced to the world of entrepreneurship. You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to develop your own business idea and put it into action by creating a formal business plan.  This course will also provide you with the opportunity to explore some of the great Canadian entrepreneurs, execute the business planning process, analyze external business factors, and develop your very own brand name and logo. The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Entrepreneurship
  • Module 2: Planning and Organizing Your Business
  • Module 3: Marketing Your Business
  • Module 4: Managing Your Business: Financial and Legal Considerations

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 1.10 MB) for required/suggested resources.

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Grade 11 Accounting Essentials (30S) 1 credit (2016)

Course Code 0309 30S 000

Class # 1523

Tutor/Marker: S. Hawryshko

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In this course you will be introduced to the world of accounting, and you will work through the steps of the accounting cycle for a service business. Students interested in a career in accounting, or students who may one day own their own business, are encouraged to take Accounting Essentials, as the skills learned will transfer easily to most business careers. In this course, you will complete the steps of the accounting cycle, including: interpreting source documents, journalizing business transactions, posting to the ledger, preparing a trial balance, creating financial statements, and closing the books. These are steps needed to "complete the books" for a service business.

The course is divided into nine modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Accounting Essentials
  • Module 2: Debits and Credits
  • Module 3: The Income Statement
  • Module 4: Journals and ledgers - Keeping Track of it All
  • Module 5: Subsidiary Ledgers
  • Module 6: The Worksheet
  • Module 7: Cash Control
  • Module 8: Payroll
  • Module 9: Recording Adjustments

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 50%
Midterm Exam (Modules 1-4) 25%
Final Exam (Modules 5-8) 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

Required

Microsoft Excel Files - Throughout this course, you will need Excel data files to complete the learning activities, the assignments, the midterm examination, and the final examination. These files are available on Blackboard Learn. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you need a copy of the files, contact the ISO office at 1-800-465-9915.

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Grade 11 Promotions (30S) 1 credit (2012)

Course Code 1265 30S 002
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Effective August 31, 2017: This course will be closed to new registrations. Students with active registrations will be allowed to complete the course, including extensions, if required.

In this course you will learn about the many different ways a business can promote a product or service as well as strategies on how to develop effective promotional materials. It is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Promotions
  • Module 2: Developing Promotional Strategies
  • Module 3: Layout and Design
  • Module 4: Advertising
  • Module 5: Direct Marketing and Personal Selling
  • Module 6: Publicity and Public Relations
  • Module 7: Sales Promotions

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 588 KB) for required/suggested resources.


Grade 12 Accounting Systems (40S) 1 credit (2017)

Course Code 0310 40S 000

Class # 1537

Tutor/Marker: S. Hawryshko

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Recommended Pre-requisite: Accounting Essentials 0309 30S 000 or the former Accounting Principles 0200 30S 003

  • Students cannot hold credit for both the former Accounting Systems 1227 40S 004 and Accounting Systems 0310 40S 000
  • Effective 2016-17 school year, Accounting Systems 40S can no longer be reported as a Mathematics credit to satisfy the Grade 12 compulsory credit requirement for graduation.

In this course, you will be introduced to accounting for a merchandising business where you will learn how to complete the accounting procedures under both the periodic and perpetual inventory systems. Students interested in a career in accounting, finance or students who may one day own their own business, are encouraged to take this course. In this course, you will learn how to process business transactions that deal with merchandise inventory (items you plan to resell) to understand the unique relationship between sales and cost of good sold. You will also learn how to move beyond the General Journal and use a five Journal or Special Journal system. Advanced adjustments and financial analysis will also be covered. Ultimately, you will learn how to "complete the books" for a merchandising business.

The Grade 12 Accounting Systems course consists of the following seven modules:

  • Module 1: Accounting Principles Review
  • Module 2: Merchandising Firms
  • Module 3: Merchandising Firms: The Perpetual Inventory System
  • Module 4: Special Journals
  • Module 5: Adjusting Entries
  • Module 6: Completing the Accounting Cycle
  • Module 7: Accounting in Action

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam (Module 1-7) 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon1.05 MB) required/suggested resouces.

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Grade 12 Law (40S) 1 credit (2005)

Course Code 0580 40S 001

Class # 1140

Tutor/Marker: T. Schneider

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This course provides students with an introduction to the legal system as well as the principles, practices, and consequences of law with regards to torts, contracts, crimes, property rights, family, and inheritance. This course also provides an Aboriginal perspective of law. It is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Law
  • Module 2: Criminal Law
  • Module 3: Civil Law
  • Module 4: Family Law and Wills

Evaluation is based on:

Midterm Exam (after Module 2) 15%
Final Exam (after Module 4) 15%
Journals 30%
Projects 30%
Year-End Media Law Assignment 10%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

Provided by DLU

  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Family Law in Manitoba, 2005

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Some of the content pertaining to Law (40S) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and or communities.

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