Careers in Business Technology Management
Employment outlook and opportunities
Business Technology Management (formerly Management Information Systems) is an information technology related option for students interested in combining a passion for business with an interest in technology. Students in this option will learn about various IT management systems and how these technologies contribute to a company’s competitive advantage. This option gives you an overview of the information systems area complemented with hands-on lab experience.
Organizations value individuals who have a solid understanding of technology and its applications. As a BTM graduate, you could be working in a number of industries, as the majority of businesses need information technology to support their business needs. You could take on the role of a Systems Analyst, IT/IS Manager, Senior IT Executive, and more.
- Communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Analytical skills
- Creative problem-solving
- Negotiation skills
- Technical savvy
- Project management skills
Get BTM experience during your degree. Business Co-op students complete a total of 12 months of full-time, paid work with up to three different companies. Past BTM Co-op students have worked at companies such as WorkSafeBC, Blackberry, HSBC, BCAA and TELUS.
Build a career in BTM
Some potential job titles and future career paths include:
- Business Analyst
- Computer/Information Systems Manager
- Database Manager
- Information Systems Auditor
- Project Manager
- Technology Consulting Analyst
Additional education or certification may be required for some fields and occupations (e.g. completion of association registration, a professional program, or specialized studies). Within the field, students can pursue a number of certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). These certifications are globally recognized.
Who hires BCom BTM grads?
What can I join?
To make connections, build your network, and learn more about this profession, consider joining an association. Options include:
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"With each new generation of computer technology and operating system, existing business applications have to be made to work, or upgraded altogether... [This] will make specialized systems analysts indispensable."