Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management
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Information Systems Management Graduate Certificate
In today's tech-driven world, those with expertise in information systems management are highly sought after by companies in virtually every industry. Our Information Systems Management Graduate Certificate was designed to help you develop a foundational background in databases, networking and information security to assist you in advancing your career. Earning your graduate certificate in Information Systems Management not only gives you the credentials to stand out from the competition, but it can also equip you with the know-how to direct teams of systems analysts, computer programmers and support specialists.
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Graduate Certificate AvailabilityLearn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
Information Systems Management Graduate Certificate1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 21
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 7
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $1,225
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
If you're a DeVry graduate, you may be eligible for up to four course exemptions* through the Keller Fast Track.
*Course exemptions are not available in New York or New Jersey
Information Systems Management Graduate Certificate Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could earn your graduate certificate in as few as 14 months.
Total credit hours: 21
Information Systems Management Graduate Certificate Coursework
Our graduate certificate coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.
Click on a course name below for its full description.
Required certificate courses (21 credit hours)
- Managerial Applications of Information Technology (MIS535) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces structures, applications and management of corporate information systems. Coursework investigates how technology is changing the way we conduct communication, make decisions, manage people and improve business processes, as well as how it adds value to business. Students access the Internet to gather and use information, and analyze business decisions using decision support tools. No prerequisite
- Systems Analysis, Planning and Control (MIS581) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces concepts and tools of systems development and implementation, and emphasizes using the life-cycle approach to effectively manage business information. The course provides practice in each major phase of the life-cycle approach: planning, analysis, design, implementation and operation/support. Business reengineering techniques and project management models are used. Students apply concepts and tools learned in a term project. No prerequisite
- Database Concepts (MIS582) - 3 credit hours
- Database Concepts provides a detailed introduction to database concepts, components and management issues. The course covers data definition and modeling, database access and command languages, and design and implementation in the context of the relational model. Relative advantages and disadvantages of other database models are considered from a management standpoint. Coursework examines basic managerial issues for database publishing on the web, and for multi-user and enterprise database processing. The course requires a term project involving a commercial data-modeling package. No prerequisite
- Networking Concepts and Applications (MIS589) - 3 credit hours
- This course focuses on design, development and operation of a data communications system and computer network, and emphasizes managing data distribution and access. The course includes essential elements of networks including hardware, software and interfaces. Students use a networking software tool to build and analyze network models. No prerequisite
- Principles of Information Security and Privacy (SEC571) - 3 credit hours
- This course provides a broad overview of security in information systems. Covered are various aspects of security in computing, including security threats and controls; basic cryptography and its applications; network intrusion detection and prevention; security administration and planning; anonymity and privacy; legal issues; protection; and ethics. Coursework also examines controls in information systems, and addresses security issues surrounding information systems and computer-generated data. No prerequisite
In addition, you will need to successfully complete any two courses from among the MIS courses (except MIS505 and MIS525), and the SEC570 and SEC590-level courses.
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
What's the average total number of credit hours required for a program?
The total number of credit hours that you'll be required to take varies by program, and our courses average three-semester-credit hours. Our MBA program requires 16 courses, our Specialized Master's Degree Programs require 13 - 15 courses and our Graduate Certificates require 7 - 9 courses.
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.
What's the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Specialized Master's Degree and a Graduate Certificate?
These offerings are all graduate-level areas of study, but the main differences are the coursework and required number of credits that you'll need to take. Depending on your career interests and goals, one area of study may be best for you. To find out more about our offerings, contact a member of our team.
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