Today’s organizations rely on complex information systems to deliver products and services. To design, develop and manage these systems, you will need a solid understanding of both key information technologies (IT), and how people, organizations and businesses work.
In the School of Information Technology you will learn how to apply that technology to solve organizational problems. You will gain a distinct range of skills, including how to:
- use the latest technologies for designing and developing IT solutions
- plan, implement and administer complex information systems
- identify and analyze business problems and devise, communicate, negotiate and co-ordinate technology-enabled solutions
- manage complex technology acquisitions
- customize and integrate technology to support all kinds of users’ needs
Our programs are designed to build balanced, versatile and business-aware IT professionals who have just the right mix of technical and business skills to succeed.
Choose from three separate honours programs, offering technical IT classes, business courses and diverse electives. Whatever your goal, you will get the mix of technology, methodology and business expertise that matches your talent and future aspirations – so you can find your unique position in the IT world.
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new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) jobs across Canada in 2021
of ICT workers working in non-ICT industries; up from 53% in 2016
increase in annual IT-focused enrolment rates since 2010
Information and communications technology salaries are 53.7% higher than the economy-wide average, according to Statistics Canada.
My most memorable moment was the first week of my undergraduate degree. To see the vast and abundant student groups and organizations displayed throughout YorkU campus welcoming new students made me feel as if I had arrived at a true bastion of diversity not just of academics, but of thought and ideals. That scene of the sprawling student group booths like many single communities coming together to paint a mosaic of diversity were a perfect reflection of the diaspora that inhabits the city of Toronto.
— Aadil Maan
Alumnus, Information Technology '10