New BCIT Artificial Intelligence Management program is the first of its kind in Canada

Whether it’s organizing supply chains or managing customer relationships, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems are used to automate tasks and will have an impact on every sector – from logistics to healthcare, retail, and beyond. While up to 47% of current jobs could be automated by AI, robotics, and machine learning systems in the next two decades, businesses have identified that a lack of skilled people make deployment of machine learning capabilities an ongoing challenge.

In response to industry need for skilled people to manage these systems, BCIT School of Business + Media has launched an Artificial Intelligence Management (AIM) option for its Business Information Technology Management (BITMAN) program.

The only program of its kind in Canada, this full-time, two-year diploma program equips students with knowledge in artificial intelligence and machine learning management. “We created the Artificial Intelligence Management option curriculum to train entry-level AI management knowledge workers,” explained Malcolm Ferrier, BITMAN Program Head, School of Business + Media. “These job-ready business AI analysts will be prepared to help an organization design and implement artificial intelligence, machine learning, and business intelligence solutions.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technology adoption across industries. In a time of such rapid digital transformation, the need for workers to be digital-savvy is more important than ever. The Artificial Intelligence Management option is an opportunity for learners to embrace change and reskill or upskill for a future-proof career,” said Phil Ramer, Associate Dean for Operations Management, School of Business + Media.

Students will graduate from the program with knowledge in AI business models, AI ethics, machine learning for business (supervised learning, neural networks, and deep learning), computer vision, and natural language processing (NLP). Job opportunities for program graduates include Business AI Analyst, IT Project Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, Web Entrepreneur, Cloud Application Developer, and more.

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BCIT is now accepting applications for the fall intake of the Business Information Technology Management (BITMAN) program – Artificial Intelligence Management option. Learn more about the BCIT BITMAN program, including the Enterprise Systems Management option that is available.

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