Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems degree program examines the fundamentals of business information systems and technology, including programming, principles of database management, networking, IT project management and ethical considerations related to IT governance.
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Overview

Gain database, programming and system administration skills, as well as skills related to leveraging information systems to help organizations achieve success. 

This applied information systems degree is designed to build upon an existing foundation of selected areas of business, including accounting, finance, marketing and management. Skills developed in this program include computer, technical, problem-solving, strong work ethic and critical thinking skills.

Education

The goal of the Applied Business Information Systems  program at Grand Canyon University is to enable you to merge core business knowledge with a cadre of technology skills to support the use of information technology in organizations, thus providing organizations with a competitive advantage. 

Selected lab courses reinforce and expand learning principles introduced in classroom lecture sessions, which provides you with hands-on experience in software and enterprise applications used in real-world, professional settings. Hands-on activities focus on programming, databases and systems administration and maintenance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Design, development, implementation and maintenance of relationship database structures
  • Information systems development within the context of business information systems
  • IT project management
  • IT governance and ethics
  • Process of integrating different systems and software applications by examining current trends, strategies and techniques
  • Centrality of business information systems in improving enterprise strategy to drive organizational success

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission to Grand Canyon University (GCU) is based on your prior academic achievements. If you are interested in becoming a student at GCU, browse through our entry requirements to see if you qualify for admission. 
  • Admission requirements differ for applicants with a GED and those seeking entry into select majors. Refer to the University Policy Handbook for a complete list of admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $449 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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