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.