Master of Science in Business Information Systems

MS photo of Kim and other studentsThe Master of Science degree in Business Information Systems develops technical, business, and interpersonal competencies to leverage Information Technology (IT) in strategic, tactical, and operational business solutions.  The program places emphasis on strategic IT applications and development of project management, teamwork, and communication competencies.  It is designed to build upon business experiences to prepare graduates for leadership roles such as CIO, IT manager, senior business systems analyst, senior database administrator, and project manager.

The program can be customized to meet varying goals for those with or without previous technology or business coursework.  The goal of the program is to position graduates for advancement in the IT field.

The Master of Science in Business Information Systems is a STEM degree:

(CIP Code 52.1301)

MS in BIS Degree Requirements Checklist

BIS Graduate Program Brochure

Gain a Competitive Edge:

Tailor made to meet needs of industry executives, a BIS degree from UALR can provide the competitive edge to advance in today’s marketplace.  The program provides IT practitioners with critical leadership and management tools in addition to stronger IT skills to keep organizations on the cutting edge.

Program Advantages:

  • Convenient evening classes on the UALR campus.
  • Course offerings each semester including summer.
  • Program entrance any semester.
  • Networking opportunities with other career professionals in the program.
  • Instruction by highly qualified doctoral-level faculty with extensive experience in the IT field.

For information about the graduate program in BIS, contact Robert B. Mitchell, Chairperson of the Department of Business Information Systems  at 501.569.8854 or