University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Professional Master of Information Systems

Designed for working professionals, the part-time Master of Information Systems program can be completed in less than two years.  Students benefit from cutting-edge curriculum, professionals in the classroom, and technology gifts provided by our industry partners.

Work/Life Balance

We had your work-life balance in mind when we designed the Walton Professional MIS. The program can be completed by taking six hours a semester for five semesters.

Courses are taught through a blended-delivery format with both face-to-face and online components, and students attend class one Saturday a month.  

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Enterprise Systems

Our students gain a competitive advantage through exposure to multiple enterprise systems platforms, coupled with large, real-world datasets.

Enterprise Systems

Innovative Curriculum

Our students come out of the program equipped with an understanding of where IT "fits" in the context of a business, and how IT can be effectively leveraged to support the strategic and tactical objectives of an organization.

Curriculum

GMAT/GRE Waiver

A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for select candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact us for more details.

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Professional Master of Information Systems

Professional Master of Information Systems

Program Length: Less than 2 years

Application deadline
Early decision: April 1st
Final deadline: July 1st

Curriculum Overview
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Admissions Information
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Related Degree Programs

The full-time MIS program, as apposed to the part-time Professional MIS, can be completed in one year.

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

A Great Time to Grow

In the current economic climate, you need to expand your knowledge and skill set to remain competitive. Management and leadership positions in Information Technology (IT) are increasingly being filled by candidates with graduate degrees. The Walton Professional MIS exposes students to many different aspects of IT, providing a well-rounded perspective with enough depth to be proficient in several disciplines. The Walton Professional MIS is also a great way to network and develop relationships with other professionals in the IT field.



Study Abroad: Ireland

Global Immersion

Through a 10-day immersion experience in Ireland or Germany, our study abroad course "Global Technology and Analytics" (ISYS 5933) provides an integrated overview of the global business environment and the IT challenges posed to modern organizations.

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Enterprise Systems Chart

Enterprise Systems

Enterprise systems platforms integrate business processes and align IT to support business strategy. Enterprise Systems at Walton College are comprised of four major hubs and support systems, along with access to large, real-world datasets:

  • IBM z13 Mainframe Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Teradata Database Server
  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • SAS
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Curriculum Overview

Our Professional MIS curriculum is focused on delivering practical knowledge through hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies in use today in the world’s largest organizations.

Our students learn concepts and techniques in areas such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Analytics, E-Business, and Enterprise Systems, and apply their knowledge to solve business problems using tools from IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Teradata, and SAS.

Program Outline

Fall - Year 1 6 credit hours
Spring - Year 1 6 credit hours
Summer - Year 1 6 credit hours
Fall - Year 2 6 credit hours
Spring - Year 2 6 credit hours


Designed for Working Professionals

The Walton Professional MIS is designed for working professionals. Once IS proficiency is demonstrated (Information Systems and Business Analytics Toolkit), the program can be completed by taking six hours a semester for five semesters (21 months). Courses are taught through a blended-delivery format with both face-to-face and online components, so students are in class only one Saturday per month. We work hard to simplify the logistics of returning to school, so that you can focus on learning. Additionally, many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs, so check with your HR department to see if this great benefit is available.


Professional MIS Saturday Class Dates

Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
Fall
2018
Spring
2019
Summer
2019
August*
26
January
13
May
19
August
25
January
12
May
18
September
23
February
10
June
2
September
22
February
9
June
1
(Global Immersion MIS/Professional MIS)
October
14
March
10
June
16
October
13
March
9
June
15
November
11
April
7
July
7
November
3
April
6
July
6
December
9
April
28
July
28
December
1
April
27
July
27
* Students admitted to the Walton Professional MIS program are required to attend a three-day orientation in August prior to the start of scheduled courses. Dates to be determined. Please contact gsb@walton.uark.edu for more information.


Admissions Requirements for the Professional MIS Program

Applicants for the Professional Masters of Information Systems Program who would like to take advantage of an early decision must submit an application by April 1st. Final deadline for applications to the Professional MIS program is July 1st.





GMAT/GRE WAIVER

A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for select Professional MIS candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact us for more details.




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