Computer Science (BS) + MBA Dual-level Program

Develop the knowledge for a career in software development and the business skills required by today’s employers.

computer code on a screen

Why Computer Science (BS) + MBA?

Computer science opens doors to a variety of careers in software development—a skill increasingly relied upon by organizations across all segments of society. In today’s highly competitive and technology-driven economy, job opportunities abound in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and ministry settings. Computer science is one of the top two highest-paying fields for recent college graduates (according to, as well as one of the fastest-growing. Majoring in computer science prepares students through coursework in mathematics, database design concepts, the internet of things, cybersecurity, and more.

Earning a BS degree in Computer Science concurrently with an MBA will set you apart in the job market and allow for more opportunities for growth in your career. In the Cairn University MBA, you will learn the quantitative and operational skills necessary to help drive business success, but also understand the importance of organizational dynamics and the essential values required for ethical, moral, and wise leadership in today’s marketplace.

How it Works:

This dual-level program allows you to condense what would be six years of study (four-year bachelor’s + two-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your junior year. You’ll be able to complete all requirements for both degrees in as few as five years without taking summer courses. 

You will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and tuition aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.

Why Study Computer Science (BS) + MBA at Cairn?

  • Practice the same hands-on tasks regularly faced by professionals in the workplace.
  • Integrate your faith with technology.
  • Participate in CodeNet, the University’s student tech organization.
  • Understand the relationship between between hardware, software, and people.
  • Focus on the daily operations of a simulated company, providing a coherent theme closely resembling the software needs of a typical business environment in upper-level courses.
  • Graduate with a portfolio of professional-level projects to show to future employers.
  • Build meaningful relationships with professors who are invested in you and your goals.

Career Paths

  • Software engineer
  • Web developer
  • Java developer
  • Backend developer
  • App programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Business systems analyst
  • Programmer analyst