Placeholder image for Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Little Rock, AR, United States
The 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.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
or
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.

Overview

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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making
  • Integrated Business Applications for Decision Making
  • Advanced Data Management Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • Advanced Business Communications
  • Cloud-based Business Intelligence

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • M.S. in BIS candidates must possess strong academic preparation and strong aptitude for graduate study in business. Consequently, the admission requirements embody evidence of both prior academic achievement (GPA) and probability of successful performance in the BIS program (GMAT or GRE score). Students seeking automatic admission to the M.S. in BIS program must meet one of the following criteria:
(200 x cumulative GPA) + GMAT score (or converted GRE score) ≥ 1020, OR(200 x GPA from last 60 undergraduate hours) + GMAT score (or converted GRE score) ≥ 1080
  • Regardless of total points, the minimum acceptable GPA is 2.5, the minimum acceptable GMAT score is 420, and the minimum acceptable GRE score is equivalent to the minimum GMAT score when converted. GMAT or GRE scores used for admission must be taken within the past five years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Check your fit
Check your budget and academic fit with this study

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?