Program Overview

Information Technology and Information Systems have become one of the most important parts of a successful business.  The people who work in information technology are trained, experienced people who have spent a great deal of time learning programming and developing. However, there is always a need for the leaders of the company to understand the work of the IT department and direct the actions of coders and developers. Information Technology Directors, Information Technology Managers, among others, all have a responsibility to develop a working understanding of their Information Systems but also have a responsibility to direct the work of the IT department to make it cost-effective and highly functional. 

Columbia Southern University offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Information technology program is the first step for a career as an entrepreneur or as part of a corporate business environment. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Information Technology program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in five years. 

Students in the Information Technology program will have a normal battery of classes for developing knowledge and skill as a programmer or developer, classes like systems analysis and design, database design and implementation, programming concepts, web design and development; but also will learn accounting, marketing, leadership, law, ethics, business policy and strategy, financial management among many other topics to not only create a competent programmer and developer, but also a person who is versed in the needs and aspects of business.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    High school diploma or equivalent.


    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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