|BCIT BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
|BCIT Credential:||BCIT Diploma of Technology|
|Program Length:||2 years, Full-time
|Number of Courses:||33 courses, 115.5 credits|
|Total Tuition/Cost:||Learn about Tuition & Fees|
|Business Consulting Project:||10 weeks, 2 days a week|
|1st Year Entry:||View Requirements|
|Advanced Placement:||View Requirements|
|Laddering Options:||Bachelor of Business Administration BBA Degree|
NEW This program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management
If you think this program is for you, please begin the application process early to increase opportunities for acceptance. This program is highly sought after and meeting the basic requirements is not a guarantee for entry.
Check for current Business Information Technology Management program availability. Once accepted, your seat in the program will be reserved.
As you explore Information Technology, you'll quickly realize that there are many diverse job opportunities. BCIT's B.I.T. Management program is designed to give you the flexibility to take your career in the direction you want to go.
You'll gain a strong foundation in business, including management principles, consulting skills, computers and the law, communications, project management, and more. You'll also learn the latest skills in systems development, computer programming and the management of information systems, including Microsoft Access, XML, Visual Basic.NET, SQL, ASP.NET and E-commerce.
Explore the complete list of courses by reviewing our program matrix and course descriptions below.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
As a Business Information Technology professional, you'll be the bridge between technology and business. Your career will require you to solve technical challenges and communicate these solutions in a way people can understand.
BCIT recognizes the importance of giving you all of the skills you need to succeed. That's why, rather than focusing solely on building your tech skills, we also include general business courses. This differentiating factor will set you apart from the rest as you create and grow your career. No matter the industry or position, as a BITMAN graduate you’ll have the skills to succeed.
BCIT's polytechnic learning model focuses on applied academics and hands-on learning. You'll learn in a 'set', a group of 20-25 students you take all of your classes with. This allows you to build strong connections with your classmates and get one-on-one support from your instructors.
You'll also benefit from knowing exactly when you'll launch your career. Being accepted into the Information Technology Management program guarantees you a seat in every class you need to graduate – no need for individual class registration, no taking classes you don't need, and no wondering when you'll graduate.
A diploma in Business Information Technology Management from BCIT will provide a diverse and challenging career path.
Today's IT opportunities require both business and technology skills. You'll be prepared to take advantage of these opportunities and grow your career.
Hands-on projects and connections with employers give you the real world experience that employers are looking for.
BCIT's learning model is built around a foundation of teamwork. You'll make connections with your classmates, instructors and employers that will last a lifetime and help advance your career.
Your career options and earning potential are diverse and exciting:
Do you have a degree, diploma, or completed a substantial amount of post-secondary courses? You may qualify for advanced placement into the Business Information Technology Management program. Students that qualify for advanced placement can enter the program in the middle of first year or the beginning of the second year depending on the number of transfer credits received.
Acceptance into advanced placement is dependent on a number of factors including: seat availability, course transfer credits, and the number of applications received. Most applicants are required to complete additional course work before entering their desired program. Early application is strongly recommended.
Entry into the middle of Year 1 (January)
Entry into the start of Year 2 (September)
For more information about eligibility requirements and the application process, please download the Business Information Technology Management Advanced Placement Guide [PDF].
You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who take learning beyond the textbook. Most are still active in industry and associations, ensuring they keep up with the latest trends in business and technology.
Instructor and Program Head
Malcolm Ferrier is an instructor of Management Information Systems, Database Systems, and IT Project Management at BCIT. He is also the owner and founder of Ferrier Consulting, a Vancouver-based IT consulting company that has developed multiple applications for public and private organizations since 2002. Malcolm has an MBA from Queen's University, a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta, and the PMP (Project Management Professional) designation from the Project Management Institute.
Ed Bosman has been working with computers since 1973. He has worked in the telecommunications industry as a specialist in DataPac and DataRoute, now known as the internet backbone. Ed also many years of experience in internet technology development and consulting. He has been teaching at BCIT since 1989; first in the electronics common core department, then in the School of Business. He has also taught at various local internet private colleges.
Matt Baxter has been using computers since 1976. He developed his first website in 1992 and has gone on to develop many more. When you check your timetable you are using one of the sites designed by him. He has been teaching at BCIT in the School of Business since 1986. His last professional development leave was spent at PMC Sierra, a global provider of integrated circuit chips for broadband communications.
Masoud Jalili worked as an electrical engineer control systems for 10 years before entering the field of computer science in 1990. He holds a M.A.Sc from Simon Fraser University and worked in software development and teaching programming and database courses in various colleges. He joined BCIT in January 2000. Since then, in addition to teaching in related fields, he has worked in ERP software installation and support, and high end simulation and modeling software setup and curriculum design. As an example, he spent five months professional development in University of South Australia researching new trends of simulation and modeling technologies. He is currently SAP certified and is working on SAP technology courses and business intelligence.
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