Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Information Systems

Are you a current undergraduate student at Harding? Follow the Dual Degree pathway to apply!

Technology is integrated into every aspect of business today. The Master of Science in information systems degree will empower you to lead in a competitive marketplace and embrace digital transformation. By earning this degree, you will be able to pursue a variety of technology-related careers that support business growth and innovation.

What will you learn in our program?

You will learn critical and systems thinking as they apply to the integration of technology, business and culture. The program focuses on data collection, analytics, ethics, security and risk. Graduates can also gain a PMP certification level knowledge of project management, essential to managing complex data, system development and business operations. Though no previous technology experience or degree is necessary, this MSIS program teaches students cybersecurity basics, data analytics and agile methods for project management. These highly demanded skills support entry into evolving businesses.

Harding’s MSIS degree supports knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to real world business problems. Each course emphasizes innovation and the importance of agility in responding to the marketplace and flexibility in responding to multiple stakeholders. You will learn how to leverage technology to become more effective in your professional career and to create a competitive advantage for you and your company.

No previous technology degree or experience is necessary to successfully earn this MSIS degree.

Admission Requirements

If you are interested in our online MSIS program, we encourage you to apply! Applying online is quick and easy! MSIS admissions counseling is available to guide you through the admissions process.

To apply for Harding’s online MSIS program, applicants must have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Official copies of transcripts from the college or university that granted the bachelor’s degree
  • A current resume
  • A GPA of no less than 3.0

Students with an GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered for provisional admission on a case by case basis, with the condition that the student maintains a GPA of no less than 3.0 on the first nine hours of graduate work completed. Having this condition helps both the student and university determine the best next steps for the student. Upon satisfying this condition, the student will be granted full matriculation.




  • $665 per credit hour tuition rate
  • 30 hour program

*Does not include technology, graduation or other associated fees.

Harding strives to provide a quality education at an affordable rate. The benefits of earning a Master of Business Administration at Harding outweigh the MBA costs associated with it. At Harding University, you can be assured that your MBA tuition is an investment in your future success as a business professional.

Learn more about our Financial Assistance and ways to reduce MBA costs as a Harding graduate student. In order to receive student loans each semester, graduate students must be enrolled in 4 credit hours.

Learn more about the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance and find a comprehensive listing of expenses that may be associated with enrollment.

What can an MSIS do for me?

Business and technology are inseparable in today’s evolving business landscape. With a master’s in information systems degree, you will strengthen your knowledge of technology-enabled business operations — a valuable skill in many organizations and industries. With an MSIS degree, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of careers that depend on the skills gained in this program.

In addition to accelerating your current career path, graduates can transition to information systems jobs, such as:

  • Database administrator
  • Strategic technology consultant
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Project manager
  • Data analyst
  • Information security analyst


The Graduate School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.


To apply for Harding’s MSIS program, please complete the following admissions requirements:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your resume or CV.
  • Submit a transcript:
    • Request official transcripts* be sent directly from previous institutions digitally through Parchment Services to or physically to Harding University Graduate School of Business, HU 10774, 915 E Market Ave., Search, AR 72149-5615.
    • International students must submit their transcripts to to be evaluated.

*Note: Harding alumni and current students do not need to request Harding transcripts as they are on file.

Additional requirements, including TOEFL scores, may apply for international students. For more information on international applications, visit our International Admissions page.


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