The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management (ISM) develops students' abilities to conceptualize and manage the design and implementation of high-quality information systems. The curriculum focuses on the concepts, methods and practical applications of information systems in the global workplace.
The graduates will be able to manage the in-house and outsourced development of information systems and perform effectively as both producer and consumer of information systems services. Program graduates will demonstrate professional competencies that will make them valuable contributors and managers of cross-functional global teams working together in implementing change processes and innovation in the organizations by introducing, managing, and updating new and existing information systems.
The program consists of four (4) Core Courses and two (2) Elective courses. The elective courses provide the opportunity for the students to develop further competencies covered in the core courses, based on their area of interest.
All new students in this certificate program need certain basic skills in order to succeed in the program. Students who do not have the requisite background in business administration and information technology need to take some or all of the prerequisite courses before they begin studying the courses in the program. In some cases, the program prerequisite courses may have course prerequisites to be taken before enrolling in the program prerequisite courses.
The program objectives of the Graduate Certificate in ISM fall in two general categories: technical and organizational. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Use a variety of sources and means to maintain currency with the principal categories of business information systems and software infrastructure tools and frameworks.
- Make appropriate design choices as the result of analysis regarding system and service properties.
- Manage the in-house and outsources development of information systems and perform effectively as both producer and consumer of information systems services.
- Manage business processes through a process of analysis, design, and optimization in response to organizational needs.
- Employ best practices in planning, budgeting, scheduling, and leading information systems projects and programs.
- Employ best practices in evaluating, engaging, and managing third party providers.