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Develop a foundation in information systems

Information systems technologists think strategically about selecting, deploying and utilizing computer-based information systems for organizational efficiency and competitive advantage. This involves aspects of business analysis, information theory, hardware and software systems, databases, and systems design. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 11 percent by 2028. This new certificate program provides training in the in-demand areas of IT, covering essential components of systems development, analysis, data and design.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 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 anyone with an undergraduate degree in any field who has an interest in pursuing a career in IT, and working professionals whose job requires additional competencies in modern IT tools and methods. In addition, this certificate program fulfills 4 course requirements for the MS in Information Systems and Technology, so it’s a great way to build knowledge and credentials while considering further graduate studies.

This program provides students with core technical skills in programming, database management, systems analysis and systems design which are a foundation for specialized domains of study in business intelligence, cybersecurity and enterprise systems development. Upon completing the certificate, students will be able to recognize challenges confronting the management of information systems; prioritize and propose practices to develop and deploy technological innovations that produce business advantage; demonstrate understanding of systems analysis and design; synthesize data for managerial decisions; and demonstrate specialized technical expertise.

Four Required Classes:

INFSYS 6805: Applications of Programming for Business Solutions OR INFSYS 6806: Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Technologies

INFSYS 6840: Information Systems Analysis

INFSYS 6845: Database Management Systems

INFSYS 6850: Information Systems Design

Career Opportunities

Application Analyst

Business Analyst

Data Administrator

Data Analyst

Data Governance

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 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 a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance 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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St. Louis, MO 63121
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