Online Professional Master of Information Systems

Professional MIS

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Offered by:
Sam M. Walton College of Business

Program at a Glance

  • Coursework primarily online  
    requires on-campus interaction one Saturday each month
  • 30 Credit hours
  • Can be completed in 21 months
  • AACSB Accredited
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Estimated Cost

  • $573.14 Tuition
  • $321.86 Program fee
  • $50 Course material fee
  • $30 Off-Campus fee
*Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2017 rates.

Professional MIS Website

Graduate School of Business

Provides the Best of Online and In-Class Learning

AACSB Accredited

Master’s degree students can gain hands-on experience with real-world data, while using the latest technologies and learning from faculty at one of the top-ranked business schools in the nation. Prepare for higher-level jobs in analytics and information systems by learning skills with immediate workplace value and gaining a breadth of knowledge.

Interact with other working professionals in the cohort, while exploring business analytics and data management, enterprise resource planning, and enterprise systems. Experience the flexibility of online coursework and the connectivity of a face-to-face classroom setting once a month on the Fayetteville campus.

The Walton College provides in-demand knowledge and hands-on experience with:

  • Fundamental analytics: forecasting, estimation models, survey analysis, and visualization
  • Data management: data modeling, SQL, data warehousing, OLAP, and ETL
  • Data mining: “applied analytics” using clustering, neural networks, regression, and more
  • Enterprise computing platforms from IBM, Microsoft, Teradata, SAP, and SAS
  • Large-scale, real world data sets from Sam’s Club, Tyson Foods, Dillard’s, Acxiom, and more.

The MIS degree is designed to meet the demand for employees who can fill leadership positions and implement new technologies in rapidly changing business environments.

Many courses in the Professional MIS program are team-taught by faculty and industry experts, combining and comparing theory with practical application in real-world scenarios.


Concentration

Professional MIS students can concentrate in Enterprise Resource Planning or Enterprise Systems Management.


Application deadline

  • Early application deadline is April 1
  • Recommended deadline for those needing preparatory IT coursework is May 1
  • Final application deadline is July 1

Late applications may be considered on a space available basis. Email gsb@walton.uark.edu to schedule a meeting with an admissions advisor, a tour of the Graduate School of Business or a Saturday class visit.


Admissions Requirements

All admissions requirements can be found at
http://gsb.uark.edu/admissions-information/admission-requirements/.

For more information, email gsb@walton.uark.edu

Students with more than 5 years experience post-bachelor’s degree may be eligible for a GMAT waiver. Contact gsb@walton.uark.edu for more information.

Prior to beginning coursework, students must demonstrate knowledge of fundamental topics in information systems. This may be accomplished by completing ISYS 511V with a grade of B or higher or by passing a proficiency exam.