Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems


This program is accredited by: AACSB. More information can be found at: unlv.edu/provost/vpaa/accreditation

Plan Description


The Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems (MIS) 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 subplans, or they can, upon approval of the MIS Graduate Coordinator, customize the certificate program to meet their specific retooling needs.

The Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems 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 requires the completion of 12 credits, a subset of the MS MIS program requirements.

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Plan Admission Requirements


Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

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

  1. Submission of a completed application and required application fee;
  2. Statement of purpose that describes why you want to join the program and your professional goals, relevant to this program;
  3. Updated resume, which includes academic, professional and other relevant experience; 
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions;
  5. 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;
  6. 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.

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Business Analysis and Development for Systems


Total Credits Required: 12

Subplan 2 Requirements: Business Analytics


Total Credits Required: 12

Course Requirements


Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Individual Plan


Total Credits Required: 12

Course Requirements


Required Courses - Credits: 12


Complete four courses authorized by your Graduate Coordinator. These courses must be listed on the Degree Audit Companion Form.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Plan Certificate Requirements


  1. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours of MIS courses.
  2. Changes to the courses of study require prior approval of the MIS Graduate Coordinator.
  3. A grade point average of at least 3.00 for course work required for the certificate.
  4. No grade lower than C is acceptable.
  5. Students with unsatisfactory progress toward the certificate requirements are subject to dismissal. A student with a grade of C or lower in any of the required courses will be put on probation for one semester. Conditions and deadlines for the removal of probation will be specified. Failure to meet the condition will result in departure from the program. A student with two grades of C or lower will be dropped from the program.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements


The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.