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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Business Technology Management

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.

Key Skills & Knowledge

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

Sample Job Titles

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

  • Systems Auditor
  • Management Information Systems Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Applications Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Support Analyst

Potential Industries

  • Business sector
  • Transportation
  • Software and computer services
  • Communications Services
  • Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Web design and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Sales & Services
  • Technology companies
  • Government – federal, provincial, municipal
  • Health Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Research and Development

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

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Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, 351
T: 403.220.6593

Haskayne Career Centre
Scurfield Hall, 350
T: 403.220.6743

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020