The Business Information and Technology (BIT) Department offers majors or concentrations for degrees including the Bachelor's (BBA), Master of Science (MS), and the Doctorate (Ph.D.). Qualified undergraduate students can apply for the Accelerated Bachelors/Master's Program in Information Systems (BBA/MS). The Department also offers several four-course Graduate Certificate Programs – Data Analytics for Technology, Data Analytics for Management, Information Assurance (Cybersecurity), Project Management, and Software Testing. The college's Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program also includes MIS courses, some of which are required for the degree and others that serve as electives.
The BIT Department within Fogelman College is the home of several nationally and internationally recognized programs. Our dedicated BIT faculty members prepare graduates for local and global positions in the fields of information technology management, data analytics, and cybersecurity. Fogelman is the only business college in the Memphis area that is fully accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Our faculty have doctorate degrees from top schools around the country, and many have worked in senior IS positions in the business world, specializing in technology innovation, electronic commerce, systems development and testing, database management, and the management of information systems in contemporary organizations.
In addition to a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, the BIT Department faculty are involved in extensive research projects and other scholarly activities, such as working on funded grants, writing textbooks, and working with business organizations in various capacities.
The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) coded and offers graduates an opportunity to extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students to 3 years. Classes taken to earn certificates can count towards a master's degree in Information Systems for degree-seeking students. Admission to certificate programs does not require a GRE or GMAT score.