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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
April 24, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
 

Technology is becoming integral to our everyday lives, and the business world is no exception. Laurier Brantford’s new Bachelor of Business Technology Management will prepare students for a growing area in today’s workforce. Graduates will understand how various technologies work, the value that they bring to a particular organization and how they can best be integrated into existing systems. They will also have the ability to seek out and assess new technologies in creating business solutions.

Business Technology Management is becoming such a growing field, the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s Information and Communication Technologies was founded to address the significant need in the workplace for employees who have both business and technology knowledge and skills. One of the coalition’s initiatives is promotion of the Business Technology Management undergraduate university professional program where graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills base will receive a professional accreditation from CCICT. In response, students will graduate from this program with an undergraduate degree in Business Technology Management and will, with appropriate work experience, receive the BTM accreditation.

Success in business requires an understanding of how a particular organization fits into the larger context of society, and the impact that an organization has on society as well as the impact that society has on organizational life. Combining the program with Laurier Brantford’s strong liberal arts foundation and leadership courses will allow BTM graduates to fully understand the world around them.

Much of this work experience will be acquired through co-operative education, where all students who meet the requirements of the program will be eligible to complete the co-op option. The co-op option will be structured as per the example below:

YEAR Fall term (Sept - Dec) Winter term (Jan - Apr )  Spring term (May - Aug)
1st Year  
 Classes on campus
  Classes on campus  Summer off
2nd Year 
  Classes on campus   Classes on campus  Classes on campus
3rd Year
  Co-op work term   Co-op work term  Classes on campus
4th Year   Co-op work term   Classes on campus  Classes on campus