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Business computer information systems A.A.S.

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    Business computer information systems A.A.S.

    Prepare for diverse information systems careers in a flexible two-year associate degree program with a 100 percent job placement rate.

Explore the business computer information systems associate degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Emphasizing business problem-solving techniques and integrating hands-on community engagement projects in the curriculum, the business computer information systems associate degree program provides a broad business background for diverse information systems careers. Many of the courses for this program are also available online and as convenient evening classes, offering flexible options for working students. 

Community-engaged learning
The associate degree in business computer information systems includes community-based, student-led systems analysis projects. In addition to hands-on professional experience, these projects offer an opportunity to engage with industry leaders and make valuable career connections while serving the community. 

Business computer information systems scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition and education expenses. UAA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities and other types of financial assistance you can apply for when you major in business computer information systems. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at UAA.

Business computer information systems A.A.S.

Degree Type:

  • Associate

Program Length: Two years

Availability:Anchorage campus

Other program options: B.B.A. in management information systems

What can you do with an associate degree in business computer information systems?

Gain the skills to hit the ground running in your career when you earn your associate degree in business computer information systems at UAA. Alumni of the program go on to find jobs with private firms, government agencies and oil companies, and some even start their own businesses. 

Business computer information systems graduate programs
Some program alumni, after working for a few years, have pursued their master’s degrees to further their professional careers. If you’re interested in exploring graduate programs, UAA offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA). 

Business computer information systems careers
The following are just a few of the job opportunities you can pursue with an associate degree in business computer information systems from UAA:

  • Programmer
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

By the numbers..

100%
One-year job placement rate for A.A.S. in Business computer information systems alumni
Alaska Department of Labor Statistics

Business computer information systems associate degree program highlights

Emphasizing community involvement and practical learning, UAA’s associate degree in business computer information systems will open the door to new career possibilities. The following are some of the top reasons to choose UAA for your undergraduate studies.

  • Work on a flexible schedule. The associate degree program offers online and evening courses designed for working students (some classes need to be completed face-to-face at UAA’s Anchorage main campus).
  • Get practical experience while making valuable career connections. Student-led community engagement projects offer opportunities to connect with professionals in the region while getting hands-on information systems experience in the field.
  • Learn from expert faculty. UAA faculty are recognized business technology leaders with a broad mix of both academic and industry experience.
  • Take part in student clubs and activities on campus. Business computer information systems majors are invited to join the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Student Chapter at UAA.

Business computer information systems associate degree program curriculum

This program covers topics such as accounting, principles of business and economics, business applications development and database systems management. Business computer information systems majors develop real-world skills to design and develop web pages, manage data communications and computer networks, analyze computer-related requirements, design databases and much more.

Top classes for business computer information systems majors

In the Analysis of Business Systems course, you’ll learn about concepts and tools used to analyze business information systems, and then apply this knowledge to real-world, student-led projects in the community