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Next Cohort: Sep 3-Apr 28
Sep 3-Apr 28
This four-year degree program prepares students for a career in business software systems development and technology management by providing skills and competencies in two closely related disciplines, technology and business. Algonquin’s program curriculum provides the necessary key knowledge in software development and business technology management required by business and offers students the opportunity to use, develop, and research emerging business technologies such as mobile and wearable computing, artificial intelligence and agent technologies.
Students gain practical experience in technology project management, systems analysis and design, software development and implementation, data analysis, database technologies, operating systems, web applications and information security. When combined with knowledge of business principles, economics, accounting, internal audit and human resource management, students develop a unique skill set critical for strategic information and communications technology development environments.
Graduates have a unique blend of applied knowledge and skills in core competencies in software development and business, including the project management book of knowledge (PMBOK) and the business analysis book of knowledge (BABOK). Students gain significant hands-on experience through online, in-class, simulation-based learning experiences and experiential learning activities such as co-op work terms and interdisciplinary final year team-based projects. The combination of knowledge, skills and experience allows students to integrate quickly into the complex global technology and business workforce in entry level information communications technology positions.
What You’ll Learn
- Analyze, design, develop, implement and maintain business systems and/or components to support strategic business requirements.
- Manage the process of evaluating, selecting and using business systems.
- Develop and improve business systems by applying accepted methodologies, theories, concepts and practices.
- Manage data using appropriate methodologies and standards to improve business processes and decision-making.
- Apply the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge to business systems software engineering projects.
- Apply security principles and practices in systems development and the systems environment.
- Apply principles and skills of business management, leadership and change management in the context of business systems software engineering.
- Apply quality assurance and quality management principles to business systems development projects.
- Educate a diversity of clients in the use of business technology to support, promote and improve business processes.
- Apply business technology management skills to innovate in business systems development targeting new and existing local and global markets.
- Adhere to professional, ethical and legal codes and standards.
- Conduct and evaluate research to contribute to evidence-based practice in business systems development.
- Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
- Leverage artificial intelligence and agent technologies to support short and long term business decisions.
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Next Cohort: Sep 3-Apr 28
Student Reviews (12)
I had a great experience at Algonquin College. The program was awesome - I completed a good portion of it online (via their online campus) and some courses at the Ottawa campus. I recommend this program and this College to anyone. In fact, I continued ...
I had a great experience at Algonquin College. The program was awesome - I completed a good portion of it online (via their online campus) and some courses at the Ottawa campus. I recommend this program and this College to anyone. In fact, I continued taking courses through their corporate training to augment my skills.
I studied at the Pembroke campus where I found my calling! The community of professors and students is close and the curriculum balances the practical and theoretical side of things very well with in-class lectures and many workshops. I also loved that...
I studied at the Pembroke campus where I found my calling! The community of professors and students is close and the curriculum balances the practical and theoretical side of things very well with in-class lectures and many workshops. I also loved that I got three field placements, which is more than other programs. Everyone is working to support your success here and send you off into a secure and in demand job where you get to care for and help develop children. Dream come true.