Business Studies & Co-operative Education at St. Michael

Business Studies & Co-operative Education

Mrs. L. Yundt - Department Head, co-op, business leadership
Mr. B. Drennan - co-op
Mr. S. Eliasziw - entrepreneurship​, marketing
Mr. B. Filipetti - co-op, business leadership
Mr. M. Flanagan - co-op
Mr. S. Goforth - law
Mrs. K von Euw - co-op

​Welcome to the Business/Co-op department...

Welcome to the Business & Co-op Department at St. Michael!  We have courses in all aspects of business from grade 9 to 12 - all levels of study are available!  Co-op is a big part of St. Michael - over 150 students are enrolled for this school year.  Co-op placements are available in almost every career imaginable.  This semester, many students are out in apprenticeships, professional fields as well as schools and local businesses.  St. Michael is blessed to have such wonderful students who are great Ambassadors for our school in the local community!​​​


​Courses in Business Studies​​

The Business Studies department offers courses in introductory business, accounting, entrepreneurship, business leadership, marketing, law, and economics.  To learn more about the courses offered, check out our course calendar​.

Business Studies Curriculum​​

Business activity affects the daily lives of all Canadians as they work, spend, save, invest, travel, and​ play. It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise. 

Business has a significant effect on the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, and on the environment
in which they live and which future generations will inherit. Eventually, all students will encounter the world of business, whether they work in urban or rural areas. They must be prepared to engage in business activity with confidence and competence.

Young people need to understand how business functions, the role it plays in our society, the opportunities it generates, the skills it requires, and the impact it can have on their own lives and on society, today
and in the future.
Gra​de 9 & 10
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Grade 11 & 12


Co-operative Education Curriculum

Planned learning ex​periences that take place in the community, including job shadowing​ and job twinning, work experience and virtual work experience, and cooperative education, provide students who are enrolled in courses of all types and in all disciplines with the opportunity to enhance their school programs.

Experiential learning can assist all students, including exceptional students, who are bound for university, college, apprenticeship, or the workplace, in making career decisions as well as in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential in today’s society. All forms of experiential learning are a valuable complement to students’ academic experience and preparation for the future.

When organized in a sequential fashion that meets career development needs, experiential learning can maximize student growth and development, and should be encouraged.​