Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems

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Overview:

These days, a company is only as efficient as its computer system. The online Management of Information Systems certificate is intended for those who are looking to manage, rather than build, IT departments. This concentration provides you with hands-on experience working with complex databases and decision support systems to foster an efficient and well-functioning organization. Our program allows students access to powerful management software such as Oracle, and valuable practice with its many functions, to develop highly skilled and competitive professionals in the field.

At Concordia University Online, you will benefit from having worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse student body.

Earn your MBA in Information Systems Management by adding an additional 24 credits. Within 5 years of beginning the certificate program, students have the option to earn their MBA by applying to the program and completing the 24-credit core requirement.

Area of Study Information Technology
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost/Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

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Goals / Objectives

  • In-depth knowledge of database modeling, design, and implementation
  • Ability to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model
  • Experience in implementing a database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL, the industry-standard database programming language, and ability to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam if you wish to take it
  • Hands-on knowledge of decision support systems (DSS) on the topics of data mining, data warehousing architectures, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems
  • Ability to design and implement projects within a corporation, and use insight gained from studying proven management tools and techniques

Career Outlook

  • Information Technology Manager
  • Information Technology Director
  • Project Manager, Information Technology
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst, Information Technology
  • Business Analysis Manager, Information Technology

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Management of Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MBA 820) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Information Systems concerns managing the use of technology, emphasizing computer systems, in providing the information systems that effectively support organizations and allow them to meet their goals . Fundamental concepts of information systems and their underlying technology are presented in the framework of tools for personal and managerial problem solving. Foundational information systems concepts, along with terminology, ethical issues, application and hands-on system use are explored. Additional topics include system capabilities, system abilities, and the role of intelligence in information systems. Coursework combines assignments that directly apply concepts from the textbook reading along with projects that allow students to extend their learning and apply it to practical applications.
Information Systems Theory and Practice (MBA 821) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Information Systems Theory and Practice provides an understanding of organizational information systems, planning and decision processes, and how information is used for decision support in organizations . This course covers quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. Information Systems Theory and Practice outlines the concepts of informational technology for competitive advantage, data as a resource, information systems and informational technology planning, total quality management and reengineering, project management and development of systems, and end-user computing.
Business Data Communication (MBA 822) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Business Data Communication presents the fundamentals of data communications including communication media and equipment, protocols, network architectures, network hardware, and network software . The Internet is discussed in detail and used extensively in the course as a source of a variety of information pertinent to the content of the course. Network management objectives and techniques are presented and network security is discussed.
Oracle Java Fundamentals and Programming (MBA 823) - Credits: 3
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Systems Analysis and Design (MBA 824) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Systems Analysis and Design presents a short overview of information systems followed by a comprehensive treatment of modern techniques of systems analysis and design. Each of the five steps in the Systems Design Life Cycle (SDLC) is discussed in detail. A variety of case studies are considered and tools for systems analysis and design are presented. Extensive use is made of pertinent web sites.
Decision Support Systems (MBA 826) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Decision Support Systems covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems . An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems.
Project Management (MBA 827) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Project Management presents project management from a practical point of view . The course focuses on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. Numerous case studies are considered to help explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a projects life-cycle. Software tools for project design and management are also presented and used.
Information Systems Management (MBA 828) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Information Systems Management deals with the management of information technology (IT) as it is being practiced in organizations today. Topics covered include leadership issues as they apply to information systems (IS) management, the managing of the technologies currently in use, and managing systems development and implementation. The important topic of management of the systems that support people in performing information-handling activities to ascertain goals, pursue objectives, and solve problems is also covered. Extensive use is made of specific review questions.
Database Management (MBA 829) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Database Management covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems . An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems.

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