BTM Learning Outcomes and Competency Standards


ITAC has developed different types of Business Technology Management (BTM) Learning Outcomes and Competency Standards to meet the needs for a wide variety of educational programs. The following learning outcomes have been developed and are freely available to educational institutions:

The Baccalaureate 2.0 standard captures what is referred to as the BTM Core; and from it, the Certificate 1.0 and Masters 1.0 standards derive.

In addition, ITAC has developed learning outcomes and competency standards for the following Baccalaureate specialization programs.

For more information about the BTM Learning Outcomes watch the March 23, 2016 Webinar: Expanding the BTM Information Session


Baccalaureate Specialization in Digital Health

The demand for BTM health-related skills and competencies continue to increase across industries, hospitals and provincial health departments. The health sector BTM Learning Outcomes and Competency Standards have been defined to address specific domain and technical knowledge in the health related field. Expectations of BTM graduates in this area require knowledge and competencies of health related policies, health data analytics, health technology, and ethics. Graduates of this specialization are expected to perform responsibilities for roles such as: Health Enterprise Architecture, Solutions Architect and Developer, Business, Data and Systems Analysis; and, Solutions and Project Management.


Baccalaureate Specialization in Financial Services

Created to address the needs of organizations for BTM skills in the financial services area. The Core BTM Baccalaureate Learning Outcomes and Competency Standards have been adjusted to include financial services specific items. For instance, financial services graduates of the program should, in addition to their core BTM skills be able to exhibit knowledge and expertise in conducting finance related requirements analysis. Graduates of this specialization are expected to perform responsibilities for roles such as: Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management; Data Services; Enterprise architecture; and Quality Assurance.


Baccalaureate Specialization in Data Analytics

With the growth of analytics for business decision making, skills and competencies in data analytics are increasingly desired by industry. Graduates of this specialization are able to manipulate large data sets and produce information that informs businesses. BTM Data Analytics graduates assume roles such as data scientist, data analysts, enterprise data architects and business analysts.


Baccalaureate Specialization in Digital Security

This specialization permeates multiple sectors across multiple positions. Cyber security graduates are expected to have sufficient skills to develop, deploy, and maintain security systems, identify security gaps, and provide support for a variety of security services and platforms. Graduates of this specialization assume roles such as security offices, security architect and analysts, and security testers and researchers.


Baccalaureate Specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This specialization is targeted to persons interested in intrapreneurship roles in existing industries and large corporations without restricting access to small business and start-up entrepreneurs. These people assume the responsibility of transforming existing business models, creating new and innovative ideas and models, developing and resourcing them. BTM Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduates are expected to perform responsibilities for roles such as: analysts for process improvements, product innovation, and strategy innovation.


Baccalaureate Specialization in Interactive Communications (under development)

Experts in this domain are able to work on a variety of digital artefacts including text, audio, video, photography and graphics on a wide variety of contexts and platforms such as the Web, computer and mobile applications, social media platforms, kiosks, electronic displays, and a growing variety of electronic devices such as thermostats, watches and vehicles.  Graduates of this specialization take on roles such as digital media project managers, digital design analysts, and digital business development managers.