Careers in Business Technology Management

Employment outlook and opportunities

Business Technology Management (BTM) 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
  • and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external clients

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.

Skillset required

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Detail-oriented
  • Negotiation skills
  • Technically savvy
  • Project management skills

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
  • IT/IS Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior IT Executive
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technology Consultant/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.

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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."

Who hires BCom BTM grads?

  • Accenture
  • Bell Canada
  • Canadian Tire
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Intuit
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft 
  • RBC
  • SAP

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How do I find jobs in BTM?

You can find opportunities in many places, including:
  • UBC faculty leads
  • Business Career Centre staff leads
  • LinkedIn Jobs
  • Self-networking

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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