Digital Enterprise Management (DEM)

DEM Program Study Areas

Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) graduates are in high demand! Specialists in utilizing digital technologies to solve business management and organizational problems in creative and innovative ways and develop new businesses, DEM students study, build and analyze enterprise-grade, emerging digital technologies such as blockchain, drones, virtual reality and databases. In addition to studying the traditional managerial disciplines such as finance, organizational behavior, risk management, and project management, students take courses that are relevant to managing organizations that use or develop digital technologies, such as: law and technology, e-business strategy, economics and the digital firm, data analytics, entrepreneurship, the management of innovation, and information visualization.

The DEM program is both Business Technology Management (BTM) compliant and the Institute works closely with the International Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) as a source of insight and standards for the industry. With this combined understanding of both technology and managerial challenges and techniques, graduates will be uniquely prepared to offer unique value to both traditional and digital enterprises. 

Program of Study (POSt) 

  • Specialist Program ERSPE1307 Digital Enterprise Management (Arts)


Course sneak peek 

Examine the role of computers and communication systems in modern organizations in CCT225H5 Information Systems! You’ll learn how to use computer-based systems to support information requirements for problem solving and managerial decision-making.  

Learn about copyright, trademark and patent law for digital media in CCT206H5 Law, Technology and Culture

Take CCT354H5 Digital Marketing II to learn about effectively marketing and promoting goods and services online.  

Delve into the role of entrepreneurship in society and the process of initiating and developing a new business venture in MGD421H5 Technological Entrepreneurship

View the Academic Calendar for a full listing of ICCIT courses and their descriptions. 

Skills developed in DEM 

  • Communication: present ideas clearly and in a persuasive manner; mediate and negotiate conflicts; public speaking; and write effective business documents.
  • Leadership: manage teams effectively; motivate and provide constructive criticism; and build and maintain relationships.
  • Technical: understanding of business terminology and the technologies underlying digital businesses; knowledge of the operations and challenges faced by digital enterprises; and use software applications to solve business problems.
  • Decision-making: learn to evaluate and prioritize, and to adapt to change and innovation.

Prospective careers 

The career you choose will depend on your experience and interests. Visit the Career Centre to explore your career options. 

  • Careers for graduates: Managing business analyst, Business solutions expert (technology; banking data; project management), Cybersecurity management consultant, Business project manager, Business systems consultant, Data analyst lead, IT project manager, Digital marketing manager, Design project manager, Creative lead in marketing and advertising.
  • Workplaces: E-Commerce; Communications services/media; Technology start-ups; Financial and banking; Consulting; Marketing; High-tech.

Program Plan 

Make the most of your time at UTM and the many opportunities available for DEM students by exploring the DEM Program Plan.

The Program Plan was developed in collaboration with the Career Centre and ICCIT. 


  • Admission to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) 
    • All program areas require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, with six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, including English. The admission average is calculated with English plus the next best five courses. The approximate average required for admission is mid- to high-70s.
    • Visit the DEM Admissions page to learn more about studying at UTM, the admission process and requirements.
  • Admission to ICCIT programs for current UTM students
    • All ICCIT programs (CCIT, DEM, PWC and TCS) are considered “Type 3” and limited enrolment.
    • When choosing a program of study (subject POSt), all students, including transfer students, must meet the DEM Specialist program-entry requirements as outlined in the Academic Calendar.
    • For more information on choosing programs, how to apply for subject POSt and timelines, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Program Selection webpage.