Business Administration (B.S.)/Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

STEM + Business = Opportunity. Gain skills and expertise in computing and business that can open doors throughout your career.

To develop software and information systems that help a company reach its goals, you need first-rate technical knowledge and skills. To advance professionally, it’s also important to understand the larger context of how businesses work—the fundamental business concepts and terminology, how managers measure results and make decisions, and how companies operate to be competitive and profitable in the marketplace.

In this dual-degree program’s integrated curriculum of computing and business, students develop sophisticated computing and analytical skills as well as a solid background in business. This powerful combination gives you the knowledge and tools to apply and manage leading-edge digital technology and move your career forward at companies ranging from startups to multinational corporations.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program emphasizes the use of computing for complex problem solving across disciplines. Courses are designed to build a firm foundation in computer science and include labs in which you build your analytical and software development skills, preparing you to work independently in the classroom and on the job.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program provides a grounding in the core competencies of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, business operations, and leadership. Courses are taught with an applied, practical approach to build your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of management in today’s competitive global economy.

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you’re guaranteed access to hands-on experiences, such as internships, to connect your classroom learning with real-world practice, plus mentoring to guide your academic studies on the way to launching your career.

As a growing hub of tech businesses and startups, as well as one of the most diverse economies of any city in the United States, Chicago offers abundant opportunities for internships, networking, and jobs in all industry sectors.

STEM-Designated Program

This is a STEM-designated program, and international graduates of the program are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training, which allows selected students to stay and work in the U.S. for up to three years after graduation.

Program Overview

Earn two bachelor’s degrees simultaneously in a challenging program that prepares you to apply your advanced computer science skills in a business environment—solving complex problems, improving operations, and effectively deploying and managing digital technology.

Career Opportunities

More and more, companies are seeking professionals who have strong technical skills, are analytical and business-minded, and have the strategic outlook of a marketer. With these joint degrees, graduates are career-ready for a wide range of roles that manage technology in business, such as:

  • Software product manager, software developer, or mobile application developer
  • Supply chain manager, logistics and operations manager, IT business analyst, or information technologist
  • Marketing strategist, business intelligence analyst, data analytics manager, or financial analyst
  • Business systems analyst or manager, operations research manager, or information systems manager
  • Consultant or entrepreneur in industries such as information technology, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and many others
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This is an integrated dual-degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. The program maintains the integrity and content of each individual degree program while also providing graduates with complementary knowledge and skillsets that support career advancement in management of companies and organizations.

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Admission requirements are the same as those for admission to the B.S. in Business Administration and B.S. in Computer Information Systems programs. Students who are interested in transferring to this program should consult their academic adviser.

Featured Faculty

Learn more about faculty who teach courses in the B.S. in Computer Information Systems and B.S. in Business Administration programs.

Kai Shu
Gladwin Development Chair Assistant Professor of Computer Science
John Twombly
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Technology and Management
Nik Sultana
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ghazale Jafari Haddadian
Clinical Associate Professor of Operations and Energy Management
Stefan Muller
Gladwin Development Chair Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Priyanka Sharma
Associate Professor of Economics
Binghui Wang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Charles Hamilton
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Gady Agam
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship Director, M.S. in Technological Entrepreneurship Director, Center for Sports Innovation

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