University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Department of Information Systems

Information Systems is an exciting field of study with numerous opportunities and a wide variety of career options. Information Systems utilize diverse information technologies to enable individuals and organizations to communicate better and make superior decisions. Professionals in information systems work with business leaders to determine how technology can help to solve problems and create opportunities.

Academic Programs

We differentiate ourselves from other Information Systems degree programs through hands-on application of concepts using many of the enterprise systems used in leading organizations today, including:

  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software – foundations, configuration, implementation, and customization
  • Analytical platforms and visualization tools from IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, and Teradata – supporting better decision making through data analytics
  • Computing and data management platforms from IBM (Z, DB/2), Microsoft (SQL Server, Data Tools), SAP (HANA), and Teradata (Enterprise Data Warehousing)
  • Real-world data sets from Acxiom, Dillard’s, Sam’s Club, Tyson Foods, Walmart, and others

At the University of Arkansas, the Information Systems degree program prepares you for the workforce while offering you several excellent options for your future career. We offer undergraduate concentrations in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Systems, and Business Analytics. Graduates in each of these areas are sought by a number of successful organizations, and consistently earn among the highest average salaries for Walton College graduates. We also offer graduate degrees (Master and Ph.D.) in Information Systems, as well as graduate certificates in Business Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Enterprise Systems. Since the information systems degree has recently been designated as a STEM program (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), opportunities (and salaries) are expected to only increase further.


Information Systems Undergraduate Program
Bachelor’s Degree

The Information Systems major is for people who want to solve problems businesses face and create new opportunities by using the latest computer technology.

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Information Systems Graduate Certificates

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems is available in three unique concentrations: Business Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS).

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Master of Information Systems
Master’s Degree

The job market for MIS graduates continues to be strong as the combined demand for technological expertise and managerial skills increase.

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Information Systems Ph.D. Program

Students selected for Walton College Ph.D. programs are supported with strong financial, physical and intellectual resources in an unparalleled collegial atmosphere.

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