Applied business technology is an increasingly important field for students who go on to become office professionals. Skilled workers are needed to handle specialized office procedures and administrative responsibilities. Widespread use of technology means office workers are taking on higher level skill duties traditionally done by managers and executives, and today's office professionals must therefore be computer-savvy and current in office administration procedures.

Canada's universities, community colleges and career colleges offer a wide variety of applied business technology programs, ranging from Bachelor of Applied Business Administration degrees to shorter diplomas and certificates that will make you job ready. In fact, employers actively seek out applied business technology grads!

International students who study in Canada can expect to find programs in applied business technology such as payroll administration, computerized accounting and payroll, e-commerce management, fashion business management, tourism and hospitality management, applied project management and a variety of specific office areas such as dental office administration, legal office administration, medical office administration and health care administration. These programs often incorporate work experience in addition to traditional classroom learning, and online programs are often available. In addition to your area of specialization, required courses in applied business technology programs usually cover business office communications, bookkeeping, keyboarding, computer applications, human/ public relations, business math, business English, and job search techniques.

If you're interested in a career as an office professional in either the public or private sector, then consider studying applied business technology in Canada.