BIS Careers Resource Guide

UALR BIS 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.

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.
  • Business Analytics Professional
      • Business analytics professionals use evidence-based data to make decisions and improve organizational effectiveness. Such analysts are vital to the efficiency and success of companies across all industries. An increasing shortage of business analytics professionals is projected over the next decade, as businesses in today’s fast-paced environment need information readily available to make quick, effective decisions.
  • 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 Resource

Business Information Systems Career & Salary Information

2016 Economic Security Report, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services,

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Manyika, J., Chui, M., Brown, B. Bughin, J., Dobbs, R., Roxburgh, C., & Byers, A. (2011).  Big data:  The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity.  Retrieved from McKinsey Global Institute Online.