Business Technology Management (BTM)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Business Technology Management student, you can: 

  • Join student clubs such as the Business Technology Management Student Association and build leadership skills through joining an executive team.
  • Attend co-op employer panels to network with potential employers.
  • Build your experience for your co-op resumé by getting involved on or off campus through volunteer and part-time work opportunities.
  • Explore opportunities to be creative and innovative and learn how to take your ideas and turn them into profitable new ventures. LaunchPad, Laurier Brantford’s entrepreneurship centre, provides support, mentorship and resources to startups founded by Laurier students.

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Leadership option
  • User Experience Design minor

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Learn about all areas of business including accounting, finance, organizational theory, marketing and operations management.
  • Develop knowledge of project management theory and tools as well as systems analysis and design using the Unified Modelling Language (UML).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and innovation management strategies and effective data management techniques to enhance performance and improve security.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of software development and enterprise architecture processes.
  • Determine the appropriate allocation of resources, finances, materials and personnel.
  • Develop knowledge of business and IT-focused law including intellectual property, licensing, security and privacy.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

23 BTM respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • JD - Law
  • Master’s Degree - Business Analytics, Global Business, Health Informatics
  • University Diploma - Data Science

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • analytics and reporting analyst
  • business analyst
  • business development associate
  • digital marketing associate
  • education consultant
  • project coordinator
  • quality assurance analyst

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • business systems analyst
  • consultant
  • data governance associate
  • IT project analyst
  • risk mitigation officer
  • technical project manager

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • business analysis
  • computer systems analysis
  • cybersecurity
  • data science
  • digital marketing
  • e-commerce
  • enterprise architecture
  • government
  • information technology
  • project management
  • quality assurance
  • research
  • risk management
  • sales
  • supply chain
  • technical writing
  • user experience
  • web development

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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