Business Technology Management (BTM) is a new professional designation, but its not just the rebranding of MIS and ITM. It is a recognition that changing industry reality is requiring new job roles, and more complex career paths that cross (blurred) traditional boundaries.
It is motivated broadly by the ongoing digital transformation, along with the changing importance of large and small organizations, and their networks throughout markets and community spaces.
This trend is not just about IT, and quite different from traditional business change, therefore requiring a rethinking of the theories and standards guiding practitioners.
It is about innovation and strategy, redefining business, markets and community spaces in a way never envisioned, while developing and implementing technology closer to the frontier, out of the CIO comfort zone.
It requires leaders with hybrid technology and management expertise, along with a strong business acumen.
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.