BIT Master's Program gets an upgrade

For release:  July 15, 2016

The graduate degree formerly known as a Master's of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) with a concentration in Business Information & Technology (BIT) now has a shorter, more effective name: Master of Science in Information Systems. The new degree name is part of the BIT department's decision to upgrade the program to an official STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree. The STEM distinction more accurately reflects the University of Memphis' technical, hands-on application focus when preparing its graduate students for the job market. As an added bonus, the upgrade will allow international students who join the program to apply for extended optional practical training (OPT), which can translate to more time at a given employer.

For more information contact Ashley Holloway the MSIS Advisor at anhollwy@memphis.edu or 901.678.3656, or Dr. Sandi Richardson the MSIS Faculty Advisor at srchrdsn@memphis.edu or 901.678.4613.