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Mar 11, 2020 | Angel Brecht

If you have not already noticed, technology is changing and it is changing fast. According to Moore’s Law, computer-processing power is increasing exponentially - every two years to be exact.

This exponential growth in technology innovation is changing the way we live and how we interact with one another. The use of workplace technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and blockchain are becoming increasingly prominent in business. As a result, it is important for businesses to be well versed in understanding and implementing these growing technologies to allow for competitive advantage within the market space.

This advancement in technology has increased the need for working professionals who have technical knowledge in business and technology management. You may be thinking to yourself, “But that’s what IT experts are for”. Well yes, it is important to have an IT professional on your team, but having professionals who have a basic understanding of technology and how to implement it will improve communication with IT and other technology experts.

Stacey Philpot, head of the leadership practice at Deloitte Consulting, further supports this by explaining that there is a need for more individuals who understand technical terminology and processes like AI, cloud computing and blockchain in order to improve confidence and communication between business professionals.

Stevenson University Online’s Master’s in Business and Technology Management program equips graduates with the skills to manage a successful technological infrastructure within their organization so it can stay relevant during these changing times.

So where do you start?

Committing to their program may seem daunting if you are not knowledgeable in technology, but know that is all right. Business and Technology Management (BTM) program coordinator, Steve Engorn, often comes across the question: “Do I need to know technology to earn a BTM degree?” The answer is absolutely not! Engorn reassures those with this question by saying, “You do not have to understand technology because when it is time to learn, we will teach you.”

Whether you are developing a new business concept or currently working for a large corporation, understanding, implementing, and managing technology is valuable at any stage in your career. Implementing technology management within your company will improve efforts in communication, efficiency, workplace engagement, cybersecurity, and developing a competitive edge.

Stevenson University Online’s BTM degree program is designed to give working professionals a global perspective on technology in business. The program utilizes a variety of national and international methodology to prepare students for real-world situations. BTM offers two tracks: emerging technologies and innovative leadership. Whether you choose one track or a combination of the two, you will gain hands-on experience that will allow you to identify, interpret, and evaluate industry best practices. In addition, you will acquire skills in developing and managing new and emerging technology architecture. Overall, this program will equip you with the skills to communicate your technical knowledge effectively at all levels of your organization.

Careers for Business and Technology Management Graduates may include IT Project Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Information Systems Analyst, and Business Continuity Specialist.

If you are afraid to delve into a new career or take that first step in earning a BTM degree, know that Stevenson University Online is here for you. For more information about our BTM graduate degree program, contact Petrina Brown at pbrown5@stevenson.edu.

Stevenson University Online offers Bachelor's and Master's programs that can equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's digital landscape. Programs include Business Communication, Business and Technology Management, and Communication Studies. All courses are online, allowing you to continue working while pursuing your degree. For more information, please contact us at suo-inquiry@stevenson.edu or 1-877-531-7118.

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