Business Technology Management (BBTM)

Our Business Technology Management (BTM) program is a specialized kind of business education. With smaller class sizes and leading-edge faculty who love to teach, BTM students take a foundational business curriculum and then specialize in using technology to help solve real-world business problems.

Graduate career-ready with quality job prospects, experience and in-demand skills that will set you apart in today's business world: critical thinking, interpersonal communication and collaboration skills.

Apply Your Learning

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll have access to in the BTM program:

  • case@BTM workshops: Develop case analysis skills and prepare for case competitions.
  • BTM Learning Cluster: Join this residence learning cluster to enhance your academic and social success in the program outside the classroom.
  • Travel Case Competition Team: Apply to be a part of our team in your upper years and compete for Laurier.
  • Research Assistantships: Work one-on-one with faculty and build on your classroom experiences through research.
  • Lab Instructor opportunities: In your upper years, teach and mentor first-year students in your favourite intro-level courses.

Check out the Business Technology Management Experience Guide.

 

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*Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 2004.

Admissions

Format: full time      Duration: four years     Start: September (fall term)     OUAC code: UBT

Program Options and Courses

Options and Minors

These are a few of the many popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • International Development Option
  • Law Option
  • Leadership Option
  • Minor in Professional Writing
  • User Experience Design Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

First-Year Courses

  • Business in a Networked Society
  • Information Technology
  • Communication Skills for Leadership
  • Introduction to Strategic Management and Decision-Making
  • 2.0 non-BTM electives

You will also be required to take foundational courses in Academic Literacy: Social Sciences and Humanities that we strongly encourage you to take in your first year to help you succeed in your upper-level BTM courses.

Sample First-Year Electives

  • Digital Creativity
  • UX Strategy
  • Astronomy I: Our Place in the Cosmos

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Enterprise Architecture

Co-op

Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.

As a student in this program, you’ll be automatically entered into Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, where you’ll complete an eight-month work term from September through April and a four-month work term from September through December.

Interested? Learn more about co-op.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.

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"Case competitions are such a roller coaster of emotions – excitement, stress, joy and exhilaration – from the first read to the final pitch. There were times when we were unsure of ourselves but leaning on our extensive training from some great coaches, we managed to deliver a quality pitch we were proud of. I'm so glad I had the unique privilege to be a part of the Laurier Case@BTM team."

Austin James Lavigne, Lazaridis School alumnus

"My BTM experience was amazing. The program provided me with great co-op experiences and analytical skills for my future, plus it was a great community to be a part of. As our world transforms into an IT-driven society, BTM graduates will be crucial to companies for their knowledge of both business and IT."

Cindy Cobos, Lazaridis School alumna

Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • business analyst
  • database architect
  • e-business consultant
  • information security analyst
  • project manager
  • technical writer
  • web/social media developer

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Brantford Campus

The Brantford campus is woven into the downtown core of the City of Brantford and is home to more than 3,000 students. Close to great walking and biking trails, you get the best of both worlds.

There are many ways to tour our Brantford campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

Interested in More Info?

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca, call 519.884.0710 x3385 or see all contact information.