Information Technology Management (ITM)

Yu Li

“I chose this program as it prepares me well for my future career in the IT industry. The program combines courses in mathematics, information technology, and business. There are a variety of co-op opportunities for this program which prepare you well for being a solutions developer, business analyst, data analyst, IT analyst, and much more.”

What is Information Technology Management (ITM)?

Businesses can’t operate without information technology, but few business leaders understand the nuts and bolts of their IT systems. In this program, you’ll bridge the gap between the CEO and the computer specialists. You'll learn about systems analysis, databases, e-business, networks, and management information systems, along with marketing, project management, and business statistics. Graduate with the skills to work as a business or technical consultant, systems analyst, database administrator, or web programmer.

  • Available as a co-op or regular program
  • There are 40 courses for this degree
  • Graduate with a Bachelor of Mathematics, major in Information Technology Management

First-year courses

  • MATH 135/145 - Classical Algebra
  • MATH 137/147 - Calculus 1
  • CS 115/135/145 - Computer Science
  • BUS 111W/ECON 101/102 or AFM 101
  • One communications course

See full courses in our undergraduate calendar.

Upper-year courses

  • CO 250 - Introduction to Optimization
  • COMM 431 - Project Management
  • CS 330 - Management Information Systems
  • CS 430 - Applications Software Engineering
  • MATBUS 371 Introduction to Corporate Finance

Sample co-op jobs

  • Business Systems Analyst, Quadro Engineering
  • Front-End Software Developer, Flipp
  • IT Solutions Analyst, Teva - Novopharm
  • Marketing Co-op Student, TD Bank Group
  • Project Manager Intern, Hudson Insurance Group
  • Software Developer, CI Investments Inc
  • Web Developer, Crum & Forster (A Fairfax Company)

Sample careers

  • Associate Product Manager, Veeva Systems
  • Business Systems Analyst, Manulife Financial
  • Business Systems Analyst, RBC Financial Group
  • Intermediate Staff Accountant, BDO Dunwoody
  • Management Consultant, KPMG Environmental Services
  • Operations Manager, Breakthrough Innovation Lab, Gamico
  • Senior Analyst, Loblaw Companies

Student story

Meet Yu

Yu chose the University of Waterloo because she knew that it prepares you well to become an independent, curious, hardworking, innovative, and professional individual. By becoming involved on campus through photography club she learned how involvement on campus can allow you to grow, improve, and be innovative. Yu is very excited for her future in the IT industry and loves how the program has been shaping her for this.

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How to apply

Apply to Mathematics/Business Administration for admissions consideration. If admitted, speak with an academic advisor after first year to declare Information Technology Management as a major.

Find out more information on the steps to apply.