Business Technology Management

Specialization requirements

Year 3
COMM 335 Information Systems Technology & Development
COMM 436
Information Systems Analysis and Design
COMM 437
Database Technology
Year 4
COMM 438 Management of Information Systems
COMM 439
Business Telecommunications

Employment outlook and opportunities

Business Technology Management (formerly Management Information Systems) is an information technology related specialization for students interested in combining a passion for business with an interest in technology. Students in this specialization will learn about various IT management systems and how these technologies contribute to a company’s competitive advantage. This specialization 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.

“Organizations are striving toward maximizing the efficiency of their computer systems in order to remain competitive in the global economy. This has led to the further proliferation of communications and computer networks, including the Internet and new "cable" technologies. With each new generation of computer technology and operating system, existing business applications have to be made to work, or upgraded altogether. Furthermore, the increase in the networking of computers will tie more and sometimes different platforms together. That, in turn, will make specialized systems analysts indispensable.”
   - BC Work Futures on Employment Outlook

Skill set required to be successful in Business Technology Management

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