Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems


The Business Information Systems Graduate Certificate Program (formerly Management Information Systems) provides focused coursework to gain knowledge of business and technology skills in a relatively short duration to facilitate entry into, as well as career progression within, the field of Business Information Systems.



The Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems is a STEM program:

(CIP Code 52.1301)

BINS Graduate Program Brochure

Program Requirements:

The Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems (formerly Management Information Systems) consists of 12 hours of course work:

Two courses from the following technical courses (6 hours):

  • BINS 7303  Systems Development and Database Design OR BINS 5350  Database Management Systems
  • BINS 7304  Integrated Business Applications for Decision Making
  • BINS 7305  Advanced Database Management Systems
  • BINS 7307  Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • BINS 7309 Cloud-based Business Intelligence
  • MGMT 5310  Network Technologies

Two courses from the following managerial courses (6 hours):

  • BINS 7308  Advanced Business Communication
  • MGMT 7310  Management of Human Capital OR MGMT 7313  Commercializing Innovations
  • MGMT 7312  Team Development
  • BINS 7350 Information Systems Management OR MGMT 7101  Developing Leadership Skills I AND BINS 7250 Strategic Management of Information Systems and Technology
  • BINS 7352  Emerging Technologies and Strategic Issues

Admission Requirements:

Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of at least 2.8 (4.0 scale), a 3.0 in the last 60 hours, or a 3.2 in the last 30 hours. The GMAT exam is not required.

Graduate Certificate courses can be directly applied to the Master of Science degree in Business Information Systems. Certificate program code: MGIS-GC.

Application to the UALR Graduate School

Checksheet-BINS Certificate

For more information about the graduate certificate program, contact Sung-Kwan Kim, associate professor, Department of Business Information Systems, 501.569.8859,