According to the University of Arkansas Department of Information Systems, "The Information Systems major is for people who want to solve problems businesses face and create new opportunities by using the latest computer technology. They help organizations use technology to operate more efficiently. They work with other business and IT people to build systems for executives and managers that support their decisions."

"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"
NETWORK ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
DATABASE MANAGEMENT PRODUCT SUPPORT
PROGRAMMING DATA PROCESSING MANAGEMENT
SECURITY INTERNET
DIGITAL IMAGING DOCUMENTATION / PUBLISHING
SALES HUMAN RESOURCES
EDUCATION
Problem solvingTraining/teaching skillsExcellent "people" skills
Logical thinkingPrecisionTechnical proficiency
Critical reasoningDecision making skillsKnowledge of computer concepts
Analytical skillsAbility to work well under pressureKnowledge of technical limitations
AccuracyCommunication skillsGood interpretation skills
Attention to detailOrganizational skillsTroubleshooting
Leadership