BINS Careers Resource Guide

UALR BINS (formerly MIS) graduates are highly sought by Arkansas employers in industries ranging from medical, government, software, marketing, and utility to IT consulting.  Strong alumni connections ease the way for other UALR BINS students to gain employment.

*Beginning July 1, 2014, the program names will change in the UALR catalog from Management Information Systems (MIS) to Business Information Systems (BINS).*

Popular Career Tracks in BINS

  • Information System Manager
      • Information systems managers play a vital role in the technological direction of their organizations. They do everything from constructing the business plan to overseeing network security to directing Internet operations. Information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct research and design the computer-related activities of firms. They work with top management to help determine both technical and business goals and create detailed plans for the accomplishment of these goals.
  • Project Manager
      • Project managersdevelop requirements, budgets, and schedules for their firms’ information technology projects. They coordinate such projects from development through implementation, working with internal and external clients, vendors, consultants, and computer specialists. These managers are increasingly involved in projects that upgrade the information security of an organization.
  • Systems Analyst
      • Systems analysts are responsible for analyzing the business and technical requirements of an information system. Systems analysts analyze current business systems, identify problems, and propose new systems. Systems analysts help an organization realize the maximum benefit from its investment in equipment, personnel, and business processes.
  • Database Administrator
      • Database administrators work with database management systems software and determine ways to store, manage, and extract data effectively. They identify user requirements, set up computer databases, and test and coordinate modifications to the systems. Today database administrator responsibilities include coordinating business intelligence and data security activities.

Additional Career Resources

Business Information Systems Careers Document (formerly Management Information Systems)

Salaries in the Information Systems Field
http://www.indeed.com/salary
An easy site to determine salaries including geographical areas, such as Little Rock. Click on career tips and strategies for help including interviewing, resume writing, and evaluating a potential employer.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-systems-analysts.htm#tab-7
Revised every two years, this handbook will provide the most current opportunities for given career and industry. Click on the A – Z index and search a career. It is very detailed and you can find very specific jobs. The index is very thorough and provides information on the nature of the work, working conditions, employment, job outlook, earnings related occupations, and sources for additional information.