The Lindenwood University School of Accelerated Degree Programs offer a bachelor of science (BS) degree in business systems development. This accelerated degree program will teach you the fundamental principles that are needed for careers as computer systems analysts.
Courses in the business system BS accelerated degree program include computer disciplines such as web development and design, database analysis and design, and various programming languages. With a solid background in both business and information technology, you will be able to evaluate and improve computer systems in companies with complex IT requirements within a corporate environment. If you are a working adult who would like to enter the IT field or who already hold a supporting analyst position, you can earn a bachelor's degree in business systems development in a short period of time through this program.
Convenient Locations and an Accelerated Format
When you enroll in the Lindenwood accelerated BS degree in business systems development, you can earn nine credit hours per quarter and have the opportunity to take 36 credit hours per year. The program employs a “cluster” format that offers accelerated, small-group instruction. One night a week, an instructor meets with approximately 10 students to discuss three corresponding topics each quarter. You can choose from 8 locations, including the Lindenwood University St. Charles, Mo. campus and our sister campus in Belleville, Ill. You can choose a convenient class location that’s either close to where you work or where you live.
Lindenwood University knows that your time is important, and we want this condensed format to be both accessible and challenging so that you are fully prepared for the next phase of your career.
Student Support throughout the Program
As a Lindenwood University student, you will be encouraged to take advantage of the many student services that are offered, including financial aid, academic support, and career services. We understand that most of the students in the accelerated program have limited time outside of work or home, and we’ve designed our support services to help you succeed in earning your degree and achieving your career goals.
Business Systems Faculty
The faculty members in the BS in business systems development accelerated degree program have established careers in business systems development. They combine theory with practical applications so that you are prepared to enter the workforce as a systems analyst or to acquire additional technical responsibilities in your current position. You will complete your coursework in class through a combination of small group work, exams, discussions, and written and oral presentations.
Earning a Business Systems Degree at Lindenwood University
You must meet the general education requirements of Lindenwood University in the accelerated degree program. The BS in business systems development requires 57 semester hours of credit in the major beyond the general education requirements. You will work with a faculty advisor to determine an appropriate sequence of courses from a list of nine-credit-hour clusters and individual three-semester-hour courses.
What Can I Do With a Business Systems Degree From Lindenwood University?
Business systems is an area with demand throughout a variety of areas, both corporate and nonprofit, with many specialties and paths. The Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great resource to help you decide which career path to take.