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BBB4M International Business Fundamentals – GRADE 11


GRADE : 12 (University/College)


BBB4M online at Profectus provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. BBB4M online prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.

UNIT 1 :

Business, Trade and the Economy (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of terminology, concepts, and basic business communication practices related to international business.
  • Analyse the impact of international business activity on canada’s economy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how international business and economic activities increase the interdependence of nations.

UNIT 2 :

The Global Environment for Business (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse ways in which Canadian businesses have been affected by globalization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence a country’s ability to participate in international business.
  • Assess the effects of current trends in global business activity and economic conditions.

UNIT 3 :

Factors Influencing Success in International Markets (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the ways in which cultural factors influence international business methods and operations.
  • Assess the ways in which political, economic, and geographic factors influence international business methods and operations.
  • Identify and describe common mistakes made by businesses in international markets.
  • Evaluate the factors currently affecting the international competitiveness of Canadian businesses.

UNIT 4 :

Marketing Challenges and Approaches, and Distribution (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Assess the challenges facing a business that wants to market a product internationally.
  • Compare the approaches taken by various companies to market their products internationally.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the logistics of, and challenges associated with, distribution to local, national, and international markets.

UNIT 5 :

Working in International Markets (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the ways in which ethical considerations affect international business decisions.
  • Assess the working environment in international markets.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process for crossing international borders as it relates to international business.


Course Culmination (17.5hrs)

The Culminating Unit incorporates all four strands of the Business Curriculum, and covers the four achievement chart categories. It consists of two parts:

  • Culminating Project worth 15% and a
  • Final Exam worth 15%

Online Course Policies

Listed below are various mandatory policies as you take on this course.

  • Attendance is regularly tracked through student contributions to online discussion boards, assignment completion, and learning logs. Failure to complete allocated activities may challenge the student’s ability to attain the credit.
  • This course will be presented using an asynchronistic model whereby work will be posted on the Google Classroom and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it on their own time.
  • ALL portions of this course are intended to be learned and completed online.
  • Final Exams and Tests will be written on site at Profectus Academy of Toronto. Course instructors will relay this information to students and families.
  • The integrity of student work will be checked on an ongoing basis using Quetext or Turnitin. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Assessment & Evaluation Policies

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. The Achievement Chart for Business will guide all assessment and evaluation.

Knowledge and Understanding

The final grade will be determined as follows:

  • 70% based on Assessment OF Learning (including conversations, observations and products) conducted throughout the course.
  • 30% based on Culminating Tasks administered at or towards the end of the course.

Assessment and evaluation is divided into two important parts. The grade the student receives on a midterm or final report indicates achievement/ proficiency in Curriculum Expectations. A level of competence (Needs Improvement, Satisfactory, Good or Excellent) will be assessed and reported in the area of Learning Skills and Work Habits: Independent Work, Collaboration, Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Organization.