MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Our institute was registered and incorporated under the Federal Republic of Nigeria Decree 1, CAP 59 of 1990. As the Professional Body that will regulate skill acquisition in Nigeria. Things have turned upside down in Nigeria as the Universities of Technology has no workshop, the faculty of Engineering has no factory and they are graduating people yearly. People bag different University degrees today without any experience to deliver.
Our importation has grown to the level of importing rulers, pencils, erasers and other minor, minor things why we have chartered and professors of engineering in Nigeria. The view of our Institute is to take care of that gross lapses. Success in today’s business world depends increasingly on technology in the workplace and beyond Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are at the heart of everything that happens within and among organizations, their supplier, customers and other stakeholders. Institute of Business Technology Management New Degree of Business Technology Management (BTM) program prepares graduates to be leaders in a turbulent world of technology-based change.
This program will be attractive to students who want to be leaders in using technology to change the world. Advances like cloud computing, complex security architectures, social medias, and blackberries and iPhones have made it possible for organizations, and their customers to work smarter, collaborate better and redefine products and services. From public health care system using ICTs to improve patient care to hydro companies innovating green energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, businesses are looking for new ways to apply technology to some of today’s biggest challenges. BTM graduate will be well positioned to provide those answers, drive technology enable change in organizations, and accelerate innovation and prosperity across Nigeria’s 2 century economy. Business and technology have become increasingly inter-dependent in recent years. Accordingly, the management of business information systems has also become more advanced, moving from alignment to integration to convergence. In the past, ICTs supported the organizations business objectives, and systems were developed, that would help organizations better achieve their goals.
As ICTs became more advanced, technology and business system become increasingly integrated. Today, many organizations no longer see business and technology systems as separate entities. ICTs and business process go hand in hand, where one cannot be fully understood without the other. It is in this environment where our graduates equipped with a balance of traditional business skills and the latest knowledge of technology will be most able to affect change and lead organizations to increased productivity and success.
The strength of the BTM program comes from its unique programming that reflects the traditional business knowledge, the latest technical knowledge and professional training. It also places distinct emphasis on developing leadership, interpersonal communications, and collaboration skills. Institute of Business Technology Management of Nigeria, has embedded courses in liberal arts and leadership into the program to provide a more well-rounded education, better preparing graduates for the workplace of the future.
Lastly, our graduates will be ready for high demand jobs in Business Analysis, Project Management, Sales, Consulting, Business Technology Management and Supplier Management, and Marketing Support. Some have learned to strike out on their own as technology entrepreneurs or independent consultants. Demand is high and growing fast, some 500,000 professionals are in Business Technology ‘You type job today. Employers in every industry will need 65,000 more by 2015. ‘Yu are welcome to our Institute.
Chief Analyst (Dr) Ode Emmanuel, PhD, AFSC, FEDN, FFSC, FCBA, FFSC, FRC, CUBA, FBMA.