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Management Information Systems Certificate


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The Certificate Information Systems (MIS) program is a graduate certificate program designed for individuals who want to acquire specific MIS skills to meet the needs or demands of their workplace. The certificate program is suitable for students with no prior MIS background, as well as for those who have prior MIS knowledge or education and want to acquire specific additional skills (retooling). Students can select from three suggested programs of study or they can, upon approval of the MIS Graduate Coordinator, customize the certificate program to meet their specific retooling needs.

Program Overview

The Certificate in Management Information Systems program requires the completion of four MIS graduate courses. These are courses that are already offered as part of the Master of Science in MIS (MS MIS) program. While the MS MIS program requires the completion of 36 credits, the Certificate in MIS program requires the completion of 12 credits, a subset of the MS MIS program requirements.

Admission Requirements

The Department of MIS welcomes applications from college graduates in all fields. The student must satisfy the minimum requirements of the Graduate College and the Certificate in MIS program. The candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submission of completed application form and required application fee;

  2. Submission of official transcripts from all institutions attended after high school;

  3. Submission of official transcripts of all college-level course work previously taken and evidence of having been awarded the equivalent of a U. S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on the four-point scale;

  4. Official GMAT or GRE score. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with target score of 550. Applicants with satisfactory scores on the general aptitude portion (50th percentile or higher) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will be considered for admission. Test scores over five years old are not accepted.

If a student is already admitted to the MS MIS program and wants to switch to the Certificate in MIS program, then the student must apply for admission to the certificate program. The student can transfer up to 12 credits of MIS courses into the certificate program after being admitted. Alternatively, if a student in the Certificate in MIS program wants to switch to the MS MIS program, then the student must apply for admission to the MS MIS program. The student can transfer up to 15 credits of MIS courses into the MS MIS program after being admitted. The student can transfer these credits into the MS MIS program even if they were already applied towards the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate in MIS program requires the completion of 12 credits of graduate MIS courses (four 3-credit courses). Students can choose from one of the following three suggested programs of study, or they can customize a program of 12 credits (four 3-credit courses) to meet their individual or professional needs. Customized programs of study must be approved by the MIS Graduate Coordinator before the student starts the first courses.

Suggested Programs of Study

All courses are 3 credits. Changes to these courses of study requires prior approval of the MIS Graduate Coordinator.

Business Analysis and Development for Systems

 

 

 

  

System Development Technologies

 

 

 

 

Business Intelligence

 

 

 

  

Note:

  is the prerequisite for all courses in the certificate program.  This prerequisite may be waived for individuals with equivalent prior coursework or extensive information systems experience.

Additional MIS Certificate Courses

 

 

 

 

  

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