This dual credit course is open to students in Grade 11 and Grade 12.
The dual credit course offers:
- Three Selkirk College credits toward the Business Administration Diploma.
- The option to transfer these credits to other post-secondary institutions.
- Four high school credits toward graduation.
This dual credit course will be delivered exclusively to high schools throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary regions through an online asynchronous course beginning February 5, 2024, and continuing for 15 weeks.
The course is programmed for weekly readings and small assignments, and students will have access to virtual regular instructor hours in the early evening on a day to be scheduled.
Course Description: ADMN 170 Introduction to Business
Students will develop a business plan based on their own idea or an existing business.
Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of businesses, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. This course also introduces students to career exploration and preparation.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe foundational business terms, concepts and models of analysis.
- Conduct a situational analysis for a business to develop a strategic plan.
- Use evidence-based data to support planning and decision-making.
- Apply effective critical thinking for business decision-making.
- Apply a teamwork collaboration model.
- Conduct a career exploration through completion of Career Launch - Module 1.
- Understand the standards for academic integrity and core values of the Selkirk College School of Business.
Costs and Resources
There are costs associated with this course. Please contact your high school counsellor for cost information and options.
The college does not cover any transportation costs for students related to optional on-campus activities.
Students should have regular and reliable access to a computer and high-speed internet connection.
Students will continue to be supported by their high school counsellors and school-based team. This includes coordination with Accessibility Services to ensure students have access to learning supports as needed. Students must comply with both school district and Selkirk College policies.
Future Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarships
Completing a post-secondary course (from any institution) prior to a student’s first year of post-secondary can impact opportunities to be eligible for certain scholarships available to high school students. If a student is concerned, it is important that they call and directly ask the institution they intend to enter at a later date.
Students must have completed and passed both Math 10 (any course) as well as English 10 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%.
Interested? Apply to the Selkirk College Transitions Open Studies – Dual Credit program through your high school counsellor and complete the appropriate application forms.