Business Technology Management (BTM) was introduced in 2009 at the undergraduate level in response to the feedback that new ICT graduates didn’t have the business skills needed by today’s organizations. Working together with academic institutions, industry and sector associations, ITAC Talent defined a set of learning outcomes and competency standards required by industry, drawing heavily on relevant international standards for similar programs.
BTM is an innovative educational solution that opens academic and career opportunities for post-secondary business students. It equips graduates with the right technical and business skills to enter the workplace. BTM programs prepare professionals who have the knowledge, skills and competencies to lead and support the effective, competitive use of information technologies.
Since its development in 2009, BTM has impacted thousands of graduates and is currently offered at 19 post-secondary institutions across Canada. BTM applications are rising by an average of 24% per year.
For more information on BTM and the corresponding BTM Forum, a marquee organization that provides a unifying voice to the BTM profession as well as accreditation and certification to educational institutions, academics and professionals, please visit btm-forum.org.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program