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BBB4M, Grade 12 International Business Fundamentals Online Course

BBB4M Grade 12 International Business

Course Title: International Business Fundamentals
Course Code: BBB4M
Grade: 12
Course Type: University/College Preparation
Format: Online School Course

Prerequisite: None
Tuition Fee (CAD): $499

Course Description for BBB4M Grade 12 International Business Fundamentals Online Course

The BBB4M Business Studies course 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. This course prepares students for post secondary programs in business, including international business, marketing and management.

Summary of Units for Grade 12 International Business Fundamentals BBB4M


By the end of the course students will:

  • 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.


By the end of the course students will:

  • 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.


By the end of the course students will:

  • 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.


By the end of the course students will:

  • 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.


By the end of the course students will:

  • 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.

Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 0

Prerequisite Review

10 hours

Unit 1

Introduction to International Business

20 hours

Unit 2

Culture, Politics, and Economics

20 hours


Mid Semester Point


Unit 3

International Trade

20 hours

Unit 4

Marketing and Logistics

20 hours

Unit 5

Course Summative

15 hours


Final Exam

5 hours



Total 110 Hours



Assessment and Evaluation for BBB4M Grade International Business Fundamentals Online Course

Evidence of student achievement for evaluation is collected over time from three different sources – observations, conversations, and student products. Student products may be in the form of tests or exams and/or assignments (which may include rich performance tasks, demonstrations, projects, and/or essays). The final grade will be determined based on term work (70%) and a final evaluation (30%).

Term Work


Final Culminating Activity


Final Exam


Teaching and Learning Strategies in an Online Secondary School

Teachers will bring enthusiasm and varied teaching and assessment approaches to the classroom, addressing individual students’ needs and ensuring sound learning opportunities for every student. The activities offered should enable students to relate and apply these concepts to the social, environmental, and economical conditions and concerns of the world in which they live. Opportunities to relate knowledge and skills to these wider contexts will motivate students to learn in a meaningful way and to become life-long learners. Teachers will help students understand that problem solving of any kind often requires a considerable expenditure of time and energy and a good deal of perseverance. Teachers also will encourage students to investigate, to reason, to explore alternative solutions and to take the risks necessary to become successful problem solvers. Effective instructional approaches and learning activities draw on students’ prior knowledge, capture their interest, and encourage meaningful practise both inside and outside the classroom. Students will be engaged when they are able to see the connection between the mathematical concepts they are learning and their application in the world around them and in real-life situations. Due to its importance, students will have opportunities to learn in a variety of ways- individually, cooperatively, independently, with teacher direction, through hands-on experiences, and through examples followed by practice. The approaches and strategies teachers use will vary according to both the object of the learning and the needs of the students. Teachers will accomplish this in an on-line environment with the use of on-line simulations, animations, videos, discussion forums, live chat and other interactive objects.

Online & Offline Components The design of this course is intended to offer a rich balance between online and offline elements. The following is a summary of the course components and their delivery format. Please refer to the individual unit outlines for specific details. Course content & instruction: online Communication between teacher and students: online & offline Collaboration between students: online Assessment & evaluation: online & offline Practice exercises, textbook work, readings etc: offline

Accommodations for students with an IEP in an Online High School

All students can succeed. Some students are able, with certain accommodations, to participate in the regular course curriculum and to demonstrate learning independently. Accommodations allow access to the course without any changes to the knowledge and skills the student is expected to demonstrate. The accommodations required to facilitate the student’s learning can be identified by the teacher, but recommendations from a School Board generated Individual Education Plan (IEP) if available can also be consulted. Instruction based on principles of universal design and differentiated instruction focuses on the provision of accommodations to meet the diverse needs of learners. Examples of accommodations (but not limited to) include:

  • Adjustment and or extension of time required to complete assignments or summative tasks
  • Providing alternative assignments or summative tasks
  • Use of scribes and/or other assistive technologies
  • Simplifying the language of instruction


Reference: BBB4M Grade 12 International Business, Ontario Business Curriculum, Canada

Business Studies, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2006 (Revised) Ministry of Education of Ontario



What is BBB4M?
BBB4M is a Grade 12 International Business course at a Mixed (University/College) preparation level.

What are 4U courses?
4M refers to the Grade level of the courses and the pathway. 4 means it is a grade 12 course and M means it is a university/college preparation course.

What is the prerequisite course for BBB4M?
BBB4M does not require any prerequisite course.

How long does it take to complete an online class?
At Ontario Virtual School (OVS) you can complete an online highschool course as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as long as 12 months.

Will my marks be sent directly to OUAC or OCAS?
Yes, we can send your marks directly to OUAC, OCAS, your home, and to your day school.


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