Business Studies & Co-operative Education at St. Michael

Business Studies & Co-operative Education

Mrs. B. Gregory - Department Head, co-op, business leadership
​Mr. B. Drennan - co-op
Mr. S. Eliasziw - entrepreneurship​, marketing
Mr. M. Flanagan - co-op
Mr. S. Goforth - law
Mrs. N. Tinits - accounting, economics, law
Mrs. L. Yundt - co-op, law

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

The Business Department at St. Michael Catholic Secondary School offers a wide range of business subjects from grades 9-12 including Introduction to Business, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Law and Business Leadership.

Our classes offer not only theoretical but practical and hands on experience, presentations, guest speakers and excursions to inspire our students and teach relevant business concepts. In all classes we strive to develop attitudes and values based on Catholic Graduate Expectations teaching our students to think critically and to make decisions with an informed moral conscience.

At St. Michael we are very proud of our vibrant Co-operative Education program where students get the opportunity to test drive possible careers and gain valuable skills and workplace experience to prepare for their futures. We also offer a summer Co-operative Education program for students who choose to gain additional credits while working over their summer vacation. In addition, at St. Michael we are very proud of our Business High Skills Major program that offers our students the opportunity to gain a special designation on their high school diploma to acknowledge a concentration of subjects taken in the business studies area.

The St. Michael Business Department is proud to partner with community organizations such as Summer Company and Junior Achievement to give our students even more opportunities to prepare for post-secondary and their future in a competitive world.

Please contact the Business Department through the school or teacher’s e-mails if we can help at any time.​


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​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.​