Department of Business Information Systems

General Information | Degree Requirements | Courses in Business Information Systems

Donald W. Reynolds Center, Room 205, (501) 569-3484, fax (501) 683-7021, Website, View/Download PDF Version

Chairperson:
Robert Mitchell, Professor

Professors:
Wigand, Rolf

Associate Professor:
Bailey, Janet L.
Kim, Sung-kwan

Assistant Professors:
Parks, Rachida
Thambusamy, Ravi
Woolridge, Richard

General Information

All majors in the department are required to achieve a grade of C or greater in all courses required in their major; all majors must also complete all required minor courses with a 2.0 overall GPA; all non-business majors completing a minor within the department are required to achieve a grade of C or greater in all courses transferred to or taken at UALR in order to fulfill course requirements in the minor block of courses.

The Management Information Systems (MIS) major develops competencies in analysis, design, development, and management of business information systems. The program emphasizes the development of computer applications in a business environment and effective use of computer resources to meet business objectives. Technical competencies coupled with a knowledge of all areas of business developed in the major (accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing) prepares graduates for career advancement in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
Students completing the MIS degree should be able to:

  • Display critical thinking skills
  • Apply technical skills and knowledge of technologies to business issues.
  • Demonstrate competence in applying functional business knowledge.
  • Solve real world and/or simulated business problems.
  • Display a global perspective and an understanding of cultural issues.
  • Have an ethical perspective and behave ethically.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.

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Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit (See page 25 for requirement details.)

Core (44 hours)

See page (See page 25 for requirement details.

Second Language Proficiency (none required)

Major (75 hours)

Pre-business Courses (24 hours)
    MATH 1342 Business Calculus
    ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
    ACCT 2330 Principles of Accounting II
    ECON 2310 Business Statistics I
    ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
    ECON 2323 Principles of Macroeconomics
    MGMT 1310 Fundamentals of Information Technology
    MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business
Professional Business Studies Foundation (24 hours)
    ECON 3355 Quantitative Business Analysis
    FINC 3310 Business Finance
    MGMT 3300 Organizational Behavior and Management
    MGMT 3304 Production/Operations Management
    MGMT 3305 Management Information Systems
    MGMT 3380 Business Communication
    MGMT 4380 Business Strategy and Policy
    MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing
Emphasis Area (27 hours)
BINS Required Courses (24 hours)
    MGMT 3307 Systems Development Methodologies
    MGMT 3310 Business Applications in COBOL
    MGMT 3352 Advanced Personal Computer Applications
    MGMT 4310 Network Technologies
    MGMT 4312 Object-Oriented Programming
    MGMT 4331 Management of Information Resources
    MGMT 4350 Business Database Management Systems
    MGMT 4355 Information Systems Development Project
    One course (3 hours) from the following
    MGMT 4309 Seminar: Special Topics in CIS/MIS
    MGMT 4311 Security Issues and Advanced Topics in Network Technologies
    CPSC 2376 Programming II
    CPSC 1375 Programming I and
    CPSC 1175 Introduction to Computer Science Laboratory

Minor (12-29 hours-Typical minor requires 18 hours)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.
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Management Information Systems Minor (21 hours)

    MGMT 3305 Management Information Systems
    MGMT 3352 Advanced Personal Computer Applications
    MGMT 4331 Management of Information Resources

Four courses or (12 hours) from the following (with approval of the management department chair):

    ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
    MGMT 3307 Systems Development Methodologies
    MGMT 3310 Business Applications in COBOL
    MGMT 4309 Seminar: Special Topics in CIS/MIS
    MGMT 4310 Network Technologies
    MGMT 4311 Security Issues and Advanced Topics in Network Technologies
    MGMT 4312 Object-Oriented Programming
    MGMT 4350 Business Database Management Systems
    MGMT 4355 Information Systems Development Project