Department of Business Information Systems

The Business Information Systems program (formerly Management Information Systems) provides you with technical, business, and interpersonal competencies necessary for gain a competitive edge.  Businesses need people who can…

…effectively use computer software and use technology to meet organizational objectives.

…speak the language of business and translate needs into technological solutions.

…make effective and efficient decisions using data.

Our undergraduate program helps you integrate technical skill development with business competencies necessary to ensure efficient and effective business applications in a rapidly evolving global environment. Skills you develop in communication, teaming, and problem solving make you an invaluable asset as an IT professional. Our master’s program allows you to further develop strategic and tactical skills for management of value-based IT systems which support the strategy and processes of an organization.

A Business Information Systems degree can provide you a competitive edge to advance in the rapidly changing marketplace.

  • One of the top 10 fields in terms of job demand and starting salaries for graduates, and one of 14 targeted high-growth industries in Arkansas.
  • Employment of computer/IT managers or IT project managers is expected to increase 15 percent from 2012 to 2022.
  • The U.S. is projected to face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 analytics professionals and 1.5 million analytics-savvy decision makers.

All Business Information Systems programs are STEM coded as:

(CIP Code 52.1301)