BOH4M: Business Leadership

BOH4M: Business Leadership

$590$680

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.

Prerequisites:  No Prerequisite

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OVERALL EXPECTATIONS

1. Foundations of Management
Throughout this course, students will:
• Assess the role of management within an organization;
• Demonstrate the use of appropriate communication techniques related to business management;
• Evaluate the impact of issues related to ethics and social responsibility on the management of organizations.

2. Leading
By the end of this course, students will:
• Apply an understanding of human behaviour to explain how individuals and groups function in the workplace;
• Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics;
• Demonstrate an understanding of proper leadership techniques in a variety of situations.

3. Management Challenges
By the end of this course, students will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process within the workplace;
• Evaluate the strategies used by individuals and organizations to manage stress and conflict;
• Compare theories of how to motivate individuals and teams in a productive work environment.

4. Planning and Controlling
By the end of this course, students will:
• Analyse the importance of planning to the success of an organization;
• Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate planning tools and techniques in a variety of situations;
• Analyse the relationship between strategic planning and the success of an organization;
• Analyse how companies respond to internal and external pressures for change;
• Assess the importance of control in management.

5. Organizing
By the end of this course, students will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the various organizational structures used to manage the workforce effectively;
• Assess the ways in which organizational structures have changed to adapt to the changing nature of work;
• Evaluate the role of human resources within an organization.

 

OUTLINE OF COURSE CONTENT

Unit Name of Unit Time Allocated in Hours
Unit 1 Foundations of Management 20
Unit 2 Leading 25
Midterm Report Cards
Unit 3 Management Challenges 15
Unit 4 Planning and Controlling 25
Unit 5 Organizing 25
  Total 110 hours
  Final Evaluation (3 Hours)

 

TEACHING / LEARNING STRATEGIES

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used in this course to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.

• Information & Socratic Videos
• Student Feedback Forms
• Reflective Journals
• Discussion Forums
• Business Storytelling
• Personality Tests
• Goal Setting
• Checklists
• Articulate Modules
• Presentations
• Scavenger Hunts
• Case Studies
• Role Play
• Strategy Reports
• Worksheets
• Graphic Organizers
• Team Building Activities
• Check-Up Quizzes
• Web Research
• Peer Assessment
• Sample Tests
• Strategic Analysis
• Audiocasts
• Business Letter/Memo Writing
• Padlets

 

 

STRATEGIES FOR ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE

We believe that the goal of assessment and evaluation is to support and enhance student learning. Our academic program exposes students to a variety of assessment and evaluation methods and techniques at all grade levels to encourage the development of critical thinking skills, creative problem solving and meaningful learning experiences.

Assessment for Learning Assessment as Learning Assessment of Learning
Student Product
• Reflective Journal Entries
• Quizzes
• Scavenger Hunts
• Personality Tests
Student Product
• Reflective Journal Entries
• Quizzes
• Scavenger Hunts
• Goal Setting
• Pre-submission Reviews
• Personality Tests
Student Product
• Assignments
• Tests
• Exam
• Reports
• Essays
• Presentations
• Business Writing
• Audio/Video Files
• Case Studies
• Team building Activities
Observation
• Skype Sessions
• Observation for Discussion Forum participation and submissions
Observation
• Class discussions
• Presentations
Observation
• Presentations
• Audio Files
• Video Files
Conversation
• Student teacher discussion
• Small group discussion
• Brainstorming
• Padlets
• Office hours (chat)
Conversation
• Student Teacher Conferences
• Discussion Forums
• Pair Work (anecdotal)
• Peer-feedback (anecdotal)
• Peer-editing (anecdotal)
• Padlets
Conversation
• Skype sessions with questions
• Discussion forums

 

FINAL GRADE

The percentage grade represents the quality of the students’ overall achievement of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding achievement as described in the achievement chart for Business.

  1. Term work will be 70% of the overall grade for the course;
  2. The final written exam will be worth 30% of the grade.

Achievement Categories

Criteria Strategy Percentage
Knowledge and Understanding The ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of the topics covered. Usually students demonstrate knowledge by explaining concepts, theories or terms. 20%
Thinking and Inquiry The ability to use past knowledge to make connections and extensions to create new knowledge. Usually students demonstrate thinking through problem solving and creating new ideas and/or theories. 25%
Communication The ability to use the five pillars of literacy to communicate a concept, idea or theory to others. Usually students will demonstrate proper communication skills through reading, writing, speaking, viewing and representing. 30%
Application The ability to use the theory, concepts and knowledge acquired and apply it to experiences, new situations and different tasks. Usually, students will demonstrate application through performing tasks like cases, plans, situational analyses, etc. 25%

 

Achievement Chart

A Summary Description of Achievement in Each Percentage Grade Range And Corresponding Level of Achievement

Percentage Grade Range Achievement Level Summary Description
80–100% Level 4 A very high to outstanding level of achievement.  Achievement is above the provincial standard.
70–79% Level 3 A high level of achievement.  Achievement is at the provincial standard.
60–69% Level 2 Moderate level of achievement.  Achievement is below, but approaching the provincial standard.
50–59% Level 1 A passable level of achievement.  Achievement is below the provincial standard
Below 50% Level R Insufficient achievement of curriculum expectations.  A credit will not be granted

 

RESOURCES REQUIRED BY THE STUDENT

BOH4M online course of study
Computer with the Internet access

 

PROGRAM PLANNING CONSIDERATION

Role of Technology in the Curriculum

Rosedale Academy courses leverage the power of information and communication technologies to provide rich, dynamic learning experiences.  Students explore, evaluate and create concepts and works using a wide array of digital tools.  They demonstrate their learning through text, video, voice and visual assignments that teach multi-literacy and media skills.  Students also enhance their computer and technology skills in ways that are useful for their future academic and personal pursuits.

Teachers at Rosedale Academy get to know their learners, provide rich, descriptive feedback and assess student contributions and products AS, FOR and OF learning through digital technologies.  They enable rapid feedback and communication at any time without borders in our global community.

 

Tool Use Benefit
Discussion forums Whole class discussion (written) Creates a record of each student’s contributions.
Group activities Small group collaboration and discussions. Encourages student participation.
Live Skype sessions Teacher leads the lesson with students as a class.  Teacher holds reviews sessions with whole class or individuals. Observations of whole class and individual students.  Assessment for learning.
Computer Simulations Individual or class exploration and visualization of concepts relating to the curriculum. Allows hands-on exploration and investigation as an alternative learning strategy.
Online Lab Investigations Application of concepts relating to the curriculum. Allows students to experience laboratory environment in an online setting and apply proper laboratory techniques.
Learning Modules Students explore content in an interactive manner with built-in assessments as they progress. Students can navigate content at their own pace and assess their own learning along the way.
Articulate Storyline Presentations Content is presented in an interactive manner with multimedia elements and assessments built-in. Varied presentation style caters to different types of learners.  Students can assess their own learning as they progress.
Glossary Vocabulary reference and recording. Allows students to reference key course vocabulary.

 

English as a Second Language

Rosedale Academy provides students with comprehensive ESL support to enhance their proficiency with the English language.

  • All Rosedale Academy instructional materials and resources are designed with English Language Learners in mind. Online and face-to-face instructional resources make use of differentiated learning methods and carefully structured language. These resources support English language development as students are taking credit courses in all academic fields.
  • Teachers at Rosedale Academy provide a variety of accommodations for English Language Learners. These accommodations include:  extended time for tests and exams; chunking of assignments and tests; a safe space for asking questions; formative feedback; mini-lessons in spelling, sentence structure and grammar; and access to ESL resources and expert discussion.
  • The self-paced delivery method of this course allows students to take the time that they require to engage in meaningful participation while still enjoying the enriching experience of working in an online global classroom.
  • All teachers at Rosedale Academy are responsible for helping students to develop their ability to use English in academic courses.

 

Career Education

This course promotes skills effective for a variety of careers and informs students of some of the career opportunities where oral and written communication is considerable assets. Students will learn how to use English to inform audiences about ideas, persuade audiences to change their opinion or buy a product, and to formulate ideas. Students will also understand the importance of social media in their search for future education and career opportunities. Finally, this course also helps to prepare students for university application by providing a unit that helps them write a persuasive application essay.  Beyond the immediate needs of the student, this also course focuses on demonstrating the value of English in jobs like business where clear communication is highly valued.

 

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and academic integrity throughout their participation in all courses. This includes avoiding any instance of fraud, plagiarism and cheating.  Rosedale Academy takes the following steps to ensure academic integrity:

  • Students provide photo identification
  • Course assignments include audio and video components
  • Teachers Skype weekly with their classes
  • Students are encouraged and supported to develop original work
  • Exams are proctored by adults in trusted positions

When a teacher has reasonable grounds to believe that a student has violated these standards, the school principal will review the incident and, if needed, enforce disciplinary procedures. More information about Academic Honesty may be found in section 5.3 of the school calendar.

 

Late and Missed Assignment

Rosedale Academy provides a flexible, self-paced learning opportunity, which allows students to proceed through each course at their own speed. Students may submit any assignment from any unit while he or she is enrolled in this course. Assignments will not be accepted once the student’s enrolment period has ended. Students must complete and submit all course requirements prior to booking their final exam. Course requirements include but are not limited to: assignments, tests, and learning log.

 

SUGGESTED RESOURCES FOR THE STUDENT

Print
Griffin, R.W. & Singh, J. Management: Canadian 5th Edition, 3rd ed. Toronto, ON: Nelson, 2000.
ISBN/ISSN: 0176074007 ISBN-13: 9780176074005

Magazines
Canadian Business Magazine – http://www.canadianbusiness.com/
This site is the online version of the Canadian Business Magazine.

Wired – http://www.wired.com/magazine/
Publishes articles on new and emerging business technologies.

Business Review Canada – http://www.businessreviewcanada.ca/
Content for C-level executives in Canada and the United States.

MacLeans – http://www.macleans.ca/
Maclean’s is Canada’s only national weekly current affairs magazine.

Newspapers
Globe and Mail – http://www.globeandmail.com
The Hamilton Spectator – http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/
The Toronto Star – http://www.torstar.com
National Post – http://www.nationalpost.com
Ottawa Business Journal – http://www.ottawabusinessjournal.com/
The Independent – http://www.independent.co.uk/

Videos
The Managers – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01yghzx
Italian football manager Giovanni Trapattoni said “A good manager makes a team 10% better and a bad manager makes it 30% worse”. In this six-part series for the BBC World Service, we speak to some of the best coaches and managers around the globe to find out what it takes to ensure they can improve their team or individual by 10% and avoid the ignominy of making them 30% worse.

Freakonomics: The Movie (2010)
Six top documentarians including Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) tackle a film adaptation of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s best-selling book on incentives-based thinking.

The Call of the Entrepreneur (2007)
This movie tells the inspiring business stories of a farmer, a banker and a refugee from China. These three entrepreneurs overcome adversity with incredible creativity, innovation and persistence.

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