Applied Business and Information Technology

Program Overview

Bachelor of Applied Science / 121 credits

The BAS in Applied Business and Information Technology (#ABIT) program offers a unique hybrid degree that emphasizes business, entrepreneurship and technology skills. Upon completion of the #ABIT program many students apply for graduate programs, launch an entrepreneurial start-up, or accept employment in a small to large-sized company. It can be completed in 4 years* (8 full-time semesters).

Core Skills

Web Programming





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Success Stories


Careers & Education after taking this program:

ABIT graduates go on to pursue graduate degrees or careers in the technology industry.

Popular Graduate Programs for ABIT BAS graduates:

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master’s in Human Resources Management (MHRM)
  3. Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT)
  4. Master’s in Computer Science (MSCS)
  5. Master’s in Information Technology (MSIT)
  6. Master’s in Cybersecurity (MS Cybersecurity)

Popular Industry Certifications for ABIT students:

  1. CompTIA Network+
  2. CompTIA Security+
  3. EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  4. AWS Cloud Practitioner
  5. Google Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE)

With 5+ years of experience, get promotions to mid-level positions:

  1. Security Manager
  2. Software Test Manager
  3. Systems/IT Manager
  4. Marketing Manager
  5. Accountant – CPA

Potential Salary Range


This chart shows the expected median annual salary for a Business Analyst position in Hawaii.

Business Analyst Low Salary: $50,000 per year
Business Analyst Average Salary: $68,346 per year
Business Analyst High Salary: $93,000 per year

Source: Glassdoor

What Does it Cost?

Compare Tuition

Check out the in-state tuition for 2019-2020 for full-time (12 credits or more) in-state tuition per semester:

UH Maui College: Upper Division (12 credits) – $3,672; Lower Division (12 credits) – $1,572
UH Hilo / West Oahu: $3,672
UH Manoa: $5,544

Source: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/tuitionfees/regtuition.htm

Western Undergraduate Program

Students enrolled in the Western Undergraduate Exchange pay 1.5 times the rate of in-state tuition.


Certificate in Cybersecurity

The ABIT program offers certificates and courses in this exciting and emerging field. The ABIT Program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CDE) by the NSA and DHS. All cybersecurity courses are taught completely online.

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Certificate in Data Science and Machine Learning

The ABIT program offers a certificate in the exciting new field of data science and machine learning.

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Take The Next Step

Request more information about this program or contact:


Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, JD, DBA, Faculty and Program Coordinator

Phone: 808 984 3619

Email: debasisb@hawaii.edu

Twitter: @uhmcabit


Linda Fujitani, ABIT Counselor

Phone: 808 984 3226

Fax: 808 984 3872

Appointments: 808 984 3306

Email: lkfujita@hawaii.edu

Course Schedules

View a month-by-month schedule of courses, as well as descriptions for each.


View our current scholarship opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


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