Dec 01, 2023  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Major in Business Technology Management [Business]

Please note [Apr. 16, 2021] - This major was renamed to Major in Business Technology Management.  See Addenda and Errata  for more information.

Sequence of Courses


  1. Students are strongly advised to consider taking CMPUT 174  and CMPUT 175  in their first year, and in any event, must take them no later than Year Three. These courses satisfy the requirements for electives outside Business in Year Two.
  2. If not already taken in Year One.
  3. MIS majors must take either BTM 419  or CMPUT 201 . (The other may be taken as an elective.) While BTM 419  is a fourth-year course, CMPUT 201  may be taken earlier, and should be taken as soon as practicable, especially by students interested in the Computing Science minor. Some MIS students prefer a business-oriented background. Others may find it useful to develop a stronger background in computing science. The latter students should consult the Computing Science section or seek Faculty advice for appropriate additional course offerings and sequencing. Students must contact the Department of Accounting, Operations and Information Systems early in their program for guidance as to appropriate and available coursework.
  4. See Policy on Elective Courses .
  5. Either ACCTG 322  or OM 352  may be taken in Year Two with the other taken in Year Three.
  6. May be taken in any year except Year Two, Fall Term.
  7. Business Technology Management electives may be chosen from the following: any 400-level MIS course; CMPUT 201 ; CIV E 303 ; ACCTG 435 ; ACCTG 437 ; any 400-level MGTSC course or any 400-level OM course.


  1. Students with a declared major in Management Information Systems are encouraged to consider choosing a minor in another subject area of Business, or in Computing Science [see Note (3) below]. See Minors for Business Students  . See also Section III, MIS Concentrations.
  2. Students with a declared major in another area may complete a minor in Management Information Systems by fulfilling the requirements of Minors for Business Students   
  3. Students with a declared major in Management Information Systems may complete a minor in Computing Science by completion of the following four courses: CMPUT 204 , CMPUT 229 , CMPUT 272  and CMPUT 379 . Students wishing to take this route should consider very early on how to structure their program so as to allow for the proper sequencing of courses and the obtaining of all necessary prerequisites, for example, CMPUT 201  is necessary for the above course sequence.

MIS Concentrations

  1. MIS major or other students who wish to deepen their competence should consider focusing on areas of concentration. For MIS majors, these areas build on the required courses; for other students, they may form a useful related set. Suggested concentrations will be set out by the Accounting, Operations and Information Systems Department from time to time and students are encouraged to contact the Department for more information. Five example concentrations, which include some or all of the indicated courses, are:
    1. Programming/technical: (See Computing Science minor).
    2. Managerial/business: BTM 412 , MIS 426, SEM 441 .
    3. E-commerce: BTM 418 , or SEM 433 .
    4. Business systems analysis: SEM 432  or SEM 433 .
    5. Accounting information systems: BTM 437  or ACCTG 437 ; ACCTG 424  or ACCTG 426 .
  2. MIS majors are eligible to obtain the Business Technology Management (BTM) certificate  from The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) to signify that they have achieved a level of competency in compliance with that organization’s requirements.  Application is made to the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Contact  the Accounting, Operations and Information Systems Department for contact information.