Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management

Information Technology is a fast-growing field with new subspecialties emerging on a regular basis. Every business is or will be leveraging technology to deliver or enhance their products and services. Leaders are needed who know how to manage and lead IT organizations in delivering these capabilities. The certificate in Information Systems Management introduces students to key information system management best practices, IT strategy development, project management methods, information security and technology management techniques that apply to the entire system life cycle. The certificate emphasizes management techniques and methods used to ensure the successful implementation and ongoing operations of information technology capabilities that produce value for the business. Students will learn various approaches to develop IT strategies, evaluate emerging technologies, keep information secure, manage technology project implementations, and develop frameworks to apply to the ongoing management and operation of application and information technology portfolios.

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Complete this four-course certificate and apply your credit to Northwestern’s MS in Information Systems program.


 

About the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the  certificate, students will be able to:

  • Recognize best practices for information systems management
  • Implement IT strategy development, project management methods, information security and technology management techniques that apply to the entire system life cycle
  • Apply management techniques and methods used to ensure the successful implementation and ongoing operations of information technology capabilities that produce value for the business
  • Identify various approaches to develop IT strategies, evaluate emerging technologies, keep information secure, manage technology project implementations, and develop frameworks to apply to the ongoing management and operation of application and information technology portfolios

Information Systems Management Curriculum

Students are required to complete the following four courses to earn the certificate: 

  • CIS 455 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • CIS 460 Information Technology Management
  • CIS 465 Information Technology Strategy
  • MSDS 475 Project Management

Review curriculum details while you consider applying to this program. Current students should refer to the curriculum requirements in place at time of entry into the program.

Information Systems Management Courses

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Information Systems Management Admission

A variety of factors are considered when your application is reviewed. Background and experience vary from student to student. For a complete list of requirements, see the Graduate Certificate Admission page.

Information Systems Management Tuition

Tuition for this program at Northwestern is comparable to similar US programs. Complete details can be found on the Information Systems Management Certificate Tuition page.

Registration Information for Information Systems Management

Already accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management program? Get ahead and register for your classes as soon as possible.

COURSE SCHEDULE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

 

Information Systems Management Faculty

Instructors in the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management program at Northwestern are leading scholars and practitioners in their field. They bring real-world experiences to the classroom and engage with students on a personal level. Get to know the instructors on our Information Systems Management Faculty page.

Applying Credit to the MS in Information Systems Program

Students that are interested in the option of applying their credit to the SPS MS in Information Systems program must submit an online application and submit all required application materials.

Students that elect to apply to a master's program before completing a graduate certificate will be able to count completed courses toward the applicable master's degree, but there will be no certificate conferred.

If you are interested in exploring this option, please contact the SPS graduate advising team for information on how to pursue a master's degree at SPS.


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