Business Technology Management (BTMA) bridges business applications, processes, and Information Technology for the strategic management of organizations. Business process change enabled by Information Systems, and emerging technologies and processes play a key role in business transformations, BTMA knowledge is essential for the competitive positioning of dynamic organizations. Bachelor of Commerce students with a BTMA concentration will develop a critical understanding of organizational and individual use of information technologies and become skilled in the analysis and improvement of business processes through their effective application.
Students will be able to analyze business processes and problems, design appropriate technology-based solutions to business problems, and communicate these solutions and their value in business terms. The skills developed in the BTMA concentration apply to project management, decision-making, and vast economic changes in organizations and society. With this interdisciplinary approach and diversity in application, BTMA can strengthen and combine with your interests in accounting, business process management, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, business analytics, and many more areas.
Verbal and written communication - Ability to summarize, condense and organize ideas and information; Ability to articulate, explain, and teach technical information to others; Ability to question and probe to improve business processes; Communicating Business process Improvement(BPI) Methodology and Tools ; LEAN principles
Problem-solving - Defining and solving problems; Approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; Analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; Decision making skills; Advanced quantitative abilities; Trouble shooting
Technical - Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and other Microsoft applications Aptitude for computer languages and programming; Database management; Demonstrated ability of project management/systems development life cycle
Interpersonal - Work independently and as a part of a team classifying/systemizing efficiency
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
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