Dr. Janet Bailey and Students

Department of Business Information Systems

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Offering
Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Degrees
Online and On-Campus
Business Analytics
Business Information Systems

A Business Analytics or Business Information Systems degree can provide you a competitive edge to advance in the rapidly changing technological marketplace.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in information technology occupations is projected to growth 13 percent between 2016 and 2026, “faster than the average for all occupations.”

Businesses need employees 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.

Arkansas statewide IT employment projections through 2026 are very positive.

  • The computing systems industry is one of the top 20 growing industries in Arkansas, projected to growth by 22.11 percent from 2016-2026.
  • The demand for business analytics professionals is 50 to 60 percent greater than the U.S. can supply (McKinsey Global Institute); Arkansas is outpacing U.S. growth in most data analytics and computing-related occupations.
  • Wages in the state mirror those of the national average IT salaries:  $62,820 for bachelor’s degree, $72,517 for master’s degree.

Career & Salary Information

All Business Information Systems programs are STEM coded as:

(CIP Code 52.1301)