The Athabasca University (AU) online Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) with a major in Business Technology Management (BTM) equips you with the right combination of business, management and technology skills and competencies to lead and support the effective, competitive use of information and communication technology in all sectors and industries.

The relentless growth in information and communication technology (ICT) and disruptive solutions is considered to be powerful means contributing to the innovation, productivity, and competitive advantage of Canadian businesses in all sectors and industries. This online major in BTM will empower students with the right business and technical skills to best enter the workplace of tomorrow. Students will understand the organizational and individual use of information and communication technology, and become skilled in the analysis and improvement of business applications, processes, and ICT for the strategic management of organizations. The major aligns with the Business Technology Management (BTM) model proposed by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

Diploma holders please note:
The following requirements are for students who have taken years one and two with AU. If you hold a college diploma, review our post-diploma program plans and contact a program advisor (see ‘Next Steps’ at right) to assist you with course selection.

Required Courses (39 credits)

ACCT 250Accounting for Managers(3)
 or
ACCT 253Introductory Financial Accounting*

Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233Writing in Organizations(3)
COMM 243Interpersonal Communication(3)
 or
COMM 277Group Communication
CMIS 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
LGST 369Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396Introduction to Marketing(3)
MATH 244Business Mathematics

(3)
 or
MATH 260Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.
 or
MATH 265Introduction to Calculus I
 or
MATH 270Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301Statistics for Business and Economics I(3)
PHIL 252Critical Thinking(3)
PHIL 333Professional Ethics(3)
 or
PHIL 337Business Ethics

Options* (21 credits)

  1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300 or 400) level
(3)
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the junior (200) level (an English course is recommended)
(6)
*A maximum of 3 credits in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level can be taken in the above 9 credits. 
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the senior (300 or 400) level)
(12)

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 355Cost Analysis(3)
ADMN 417International Business Management(3)
 or
ECON 401The Changing Global Economy
 or
CMIS 351Management Information Systems
FNCE/ECON 300Financial Economics(3)
 or
FNCE 370

Overview of Corporate Finance*

* Must take FNCE 370 if pursuing further ACCT or FNCE courses.

HRMT 386Introduction to Human Resource Management(3)
MGSC 312Statistics for Business and Economics II(3)
MGSC 368Introduction to Production and Operations Management
(3)
 or
MGSC 369Service Operations Management
ORGB 364Organizational Behaviour(3)
ADMN 404Capstone I: Strategic Management*(3)
ADMN 405Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics*(3)
 *ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program. 


Business Technology Management Major Electives (select 6 credits from the following)

CMIS 214Custom Applications with Visual Basic(3)
COMP 266Introduction to Web Programming
(3)
 or
COMP 268Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
MGSC 418Supply Chain Management(3)
CMISAny senior (300/400) level CMIS course 
COMPAny senior (300/400) level COMP course 
ECOMAny senior (300/400) level ECOM course 

Options (3 credits)

Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits(3)