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.

Unique Student Opportunities

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

Academic Programs

Information Systems degree programs prepare you for the workforce while offering several excellent career options. Graduates of our programs are sought by a number of successful organizations, and consistently earn among the highest average salaries for Walton College graduates.




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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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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Business Analytics Minor

The Walton College offers an interdisciplinary minor in Business Analytics. Analytics are currently used by many companies for applications ranging from strategic management of data to day operations to customer insights to retail analytics to developing and maintaining a competitive edge.

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Information Systems Minor for Business Students

The Department of Information Systems offers a minor for Walton College students desiring more knowledge of information systems to assist them in their careers.

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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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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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New & Noteworthy

EPIC Spotlight: Varun Grover

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Walton College Establishes Blockchain Center of Excellence

Walton College Establishes Blockchain Center of Excellence

Building on its history as a global leader in information systems research, the Sam M. Walton College of Business Department of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas has established the Blockchain Center of Excellence to discover and disseminate innovative uses of the emerging technology and to teach students its importance to the future of … Continue reading Walton College Establishes Blockchain Center of Excellence

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EPIC Spotlight: Abhijith Anand

EPIC Spotlight: Abhijith Anand

Abhijith Anand reflects fondly on his introduction to computers as a child.

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