Program Overview:

Information Systems Management Certificate Program

Networking is one of the essential requirements of today’s computing world. Networks are extremely complex systems consisting of many different platforms of hardware and software. Telecommunication world is one of the fastest changing technologies in today. We are experiencing trends of technology migration such as wireline access to wireless access, time division transmission to high speed optical transmission, text based data to multimedia applications, conventional voice communication to voice traffic over packet switching networks. Knowledge of data communications fundamentals, communication protocols, network architecture, LAN/WAN, emerging networking applications, wired line/wireless networking, performance measurements, network design, system testing/verification, project management skill is required to be successful in today’s telecommunication and information technology world.

The curriculum of the professional graduate series in Information Systems Management introduces students to key information system technologies, IT strategy development, project management, and information technology management techniques that apply to the entire system life cycle. This certificate emphasizes management techniques and methodologies used to ensure the successful implementation and on‐going operations of information technology capabilities in the business. Students will learn various approaches to develop IT strategies, manage technology project implementations, and frameworks to apply to the on‐going management and operation of application and information technology portfolios. This certificate is designed for IT professionals that aspire to identify, build, and manage the on‐going operations of strategic systems. This certificate is also for business professionals whose responsibilities include oversight of IT technology for their business function. Graduates of this certificate will gain a broad understanding of the key issues and challenges of managing information technology systems and be able to apply key frameworks, models, and management methodologies to facilitate IT strategies, system implementations, and on‐going system operations.

Additional Information

Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program.  However no prior IT experience or coursework is required.

Courses may be taken in any order.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses. In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.


  • CIS 457-DL Information Security Mgmt
  • CIS 460-0 OR 460-DL IT Management
  • CIS 465-0 OR 465-DL IT Strategy
  • CIS 494-0 OR 494-DL Project Management Concepts