The Bachelor of Business Administration in business information systems prepares students for high-demand, technology-based careers in a rapidly evolving global environment. The 120-hour, fully online degree program couples technical skill development with business competencies to ensure the production of efficient and effective business applications.
Business information systems majors develop skills in communication, teaming, and problem solving to make them invaluable assets as IT professionals. Graduates hold positions such as IT manager, business and systems analyst, application developer, database developer and administrator, network specialist and administrator, security specialist, and project manager.
All students admitted to the University can be pre-admitted to the College of Business and begin taking classes. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section. Students are fully admitted with a 2.25 GPA and completion of College Algebra and Composition 2.
This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. All required courses are available online in the traditional 17-week format.
The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (15 hours)
Freshman Experience (Choose 1)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Communications (Choose 3 hours)
Required Courses (84-85 hours)
Pre-Business Courses (Choose 21 hours)
Professional Business Courses (Choose 28 hours)
Business Information Systems Requirements (Choose 35-36 hours)
In addition to the following courses, students must choose 6 hours of BINS electives and 5-6 hours of unrestricted electives.