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Technology Management (IT)

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General information

The Technology Management major is offered to students interested in interdisciplinary studies in Commerce and Information Technology. The program will give students the opportunity to develop skills in data analytics, information systems, change management, and data security. Students completing this program will qualify for the Certified Business Technology Manager (CBTM) designation from the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), once they obtain sufficient work experience. Graduates will be qualified to hold positions such as business-IT advisors, industry IT specialists, business analytics consultants, information systems analysts, interactive media developers, technical writers, ICT managers, and e-commerce managers. 

Admission requirements

Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a recommended minimum average of 60 per cent and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) with a recommended minimum average of 60 per cent or Computer Science (ICS4U) with a recommended average of 70 per cent. All other applicants should refer to admissions  for the requirements for their specific category of admission.

Internship program

This program offers students who have successfully completed two years of study, achieved a minimum 2.3 GPA (C+ average on a 4.3 scale) and who are in good academic standing an opportunity to engage in a contracted learning partnership with businesses locally and globally. Faculty members may provide links to various internship placement opportunities or a student may secure an employer who meets the criteria as prescribed by the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

The internship program not only gives students an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to the challenges of organizational life but also helps them to gain valuable and relevant work experience to promote networking and life-long career success. Participating employers are given the opportunity to bring the motivated learners, thinkers, and doers of tomorrow into their workplaces, as well as provide valuable mentoring to students.

The internship program placement equates to a minimum of 560 hours of progressive business and management experience. The intern’s wages (stipulated in a contract) are paid by the sponsoring business over a contracted period. Successful work placement completion and both a verbal and written final report will result in the intern receiving a mark and three credits toward the honours Bachelor of Information Technology degree requirements. Students who have successfully completed the Internship program are not required to take the Capstone Study Project.

Admission to the internship program is competitive. While students are participating in an internship program, they may enrol in one course (3 credits) per semester. This course must not interfere with the internship schedule outlined by the employer.

Program details and degree requirements

To be eligible for the honours Bachelor of Information Technology degree, students must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including all courses outlined in the following program map. Although reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the following program map, course requirements and term offerings may change. For the most up-to-date list of course offerings, please visit the faculty website at businessandit.ontariotechu.ca.

Technology Management major requirements

The Technology Management major in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program requires a minimum 36 credit hours in Technology Management courses, nine core Technology Management courses and three Technology Management elective courses.     

Technology Management core courses


Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Technology Management major must complete six elective courses as a part of their degree requirements. The electives are divided as follows:

  • Two general electives (6 credit hours). A general elective is considered a course outside of BIT (i.e. without the INFR or CSCI prefix). 
  • Two technical electives (6 credit hours). A list of approved INFR/CSCI courses will be sent to OntarioTechu.Net emails prior to registration.
  • One business elective (3 credit hours). A list of approved business courses will be sent to students prior to registration.
  • Three open electives (9 credit hours). Students may enroll in any courses from any faculty as open electives, subject to credit restrictions. These courses may be either non-INFR/non-CSCI courses or may include INFR/CSCI courses. 

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