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.

Skill set 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

  • 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.

Average salary range

These are the average salaries of recent UBC Sauder graduates working in this field.

BTM/IT consulting positions$50,980$52,500$50,140


Who hires BCom BTM grads?

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

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