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
Ontario High School Admission Requirements
  • Minimum admission range: high 70s.
  • Competitive admission range based on last year’s admitted students: high 80s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Either Advanced Functions or Calculus and Vectors at 70%.
Canadian Admission Requirements (Outside of Ontario)

Students applying to this program from a Canadian province outside of Ontario are encouraged to review our course equivalents by province chart. This chart will show you what courses from your province are equivalent to the admission requirements listed under Ontario High School Admission Requirements.

International Admission Requirements

Students applying to this program from an international curriculum are encouraged to review our curriculum-specific requirements; you must also meet all program-specific requirements listed under the Ontario High School Admission Requirements section.

English-Proficiency Requirement

Laurier's language of instruction is English, and so we may require you to provide evidence of your English proficiency to help make sure you experience success in your academic courses.

Your three most recent years of full-time education must be in English without taking any ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. If you do not meet this requirement, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency.

We reserve the right to request an English-language test from any applicant.

If you do not meet Laurier's English proficiency requirement but are academically qualified for your program, you may be eligible for a conditional offer of admission.

Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program

The Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program is an academic English program for Laurier applicants who have to prove English proficiency. If you have received an offer to Laurier with a condition to meet our English- proficiency requirement, you can meet that condition by successfully completing the LEAF program.

College Pathways

The Bachelor of Business Technology Management is considered competitive and requires outstanding academic achievement in college courses and the required high school courses to be admissible. Space for transfer students is subject to availability based on the number and calibre of applicants. Transfer students will be admitted to first-year regardless of transfer credits awarded. 

Other Admission Requirements

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for university students, indigenous applicants, mature learners, homeschooled applicants, senior citizens, refugees, and more. 

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.