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.

Skillset required

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

BTM Co-op

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?

  • Accenture
  • Blackberry
  • Canadian Tire
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft 
  • SAP
  • Vision Critical

What can I join?

To make connections, build your network, and learn more about this profession, consider joining an association. Options include:

How do I find jobs in BTM?

You can find opportunities in many places, including:

  • COOL job postings
  • Postings on company websites
  • Company Info Sessions
  • Career fairs 
  • Connections made through Co-op work terms
  • UBC faculty leads
  • Business Career Centre staff leads
  • Self-networking

BC Work Futures on Employment Outlook

"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."

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