The university was founded on October 21, 1974 as the "Modern Computer Course," a short-term computer training institute, and evolved into a full-scale university with undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degree programs. It was established as Bina Nusantara University on August 8, 1996.
The Faculty of Computer Studies consists of four departments: Information Systems, Computer Science (Computer Science, Mobile Application and Technology), Computer Engineering, and Computer Accounting (Computerized Accounting, Information System Audit).
The Faculty of Science and Technology consists of three departments: Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Architecture.
The Faculty of Economics and Business consists of three departments: Management (Management, International Marketing), Accounting, and Hotel Management.
The Faculty of Language and Culture consists of three departments: English Literature, Japanese Literature, and Chinese Literature.
The Faculty of Communication and Multimedia consists of three departments: Marketing Communication (Broadcasting, Public Relation, Digital Journalism), Visual Communication Design (New Media, Animation, Creative Advertising), and Interior Design.
The Faculty of Psychology consists of one department: Department of Psychology.