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The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems Development 

Develop and manage web-based or legacy information systems.

Enterprise software systems support business processes within complex organizations. Enterprise system development involves aspects of web-based and legacy information systems development including the interface with contemporary programming languages, frameworks, platforms, testing methodologies and security standards. Today’s organizations must develop and integrate their business applications into logical and efficient information systems that combine computational power with massive data storage and transmission capabilities. Application development is thus one of the most in-demand skills of the current decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What is it?

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems Development is a 12-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). It is designed for students from all backgrounds who have an interest in software development and want to be able to analyze existing systems, modernize legacy systems and integrate IT platforms into new solutions.

This program will help those aspiring to become or those who are experienced software developers or business analysts. In addition, this certificate program fulfills 4 course requirements for the MS in Information Systems and Technology, thus the program provides for a great way to build knowledge and credentials while considering further graduate studies.

Throughout the program, students will interpret and write better system requirements as well as understand program logic and secure software development. Students can choose between full stack web application development or legacy systems development utilizing COBOL, the z/OS operating system, and mainframe files, programs, utilities and reports. Students will further enhance their ability to analyze, modernize and integrate systems for current projects. Students will become proficient with modern and legacy technologies and understand how they interact together.

One Required Course:

INFSYS 6806: Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Technologies

Choose One of the Following Sequences of Courses: 

INFSYS 6807:Contemporary z/OS COBOL & Advanced COBOL

          & INFSYS 6817: Modern z/OS System Tools

INFSYS 6814: Web Applications for Business

          & INFSYS 6815: Advanced Web Applications for Business

Choose One of the Following Courses:

INFSYS 6818: Management of Software Testing

INFSYS 6868: Software Assurance

Career Opportunities

Software Developer

Software Engineer

Manager, Enterprise Systems

Systems Analyst

Business Analyst

Database Administrator

Systems Architect 

Technical Project Manager

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems Development at UMSL is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

Our innovative certificate programs are designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing this program will help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance you in your profession.

You’ll learn from highly qualified educators and researchers who hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. They’re not only academics, but business practitioners and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in affordability in the St. Louis region.

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