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 Credits15 Cost/Credit$699 Total Cost$10,485 Also offered at: » Online » Ann Arbor Campus » Appleton Center » Beloit Center » Green Bay Center » Kenosha Center » Madison Center » Mequon Center » Miller Park Way Center » Milwaukee Midtown Center » St. Louis Center » Waukesha Center The professors take an amazing amount of time and personal attention to each individual student in all of the classes and are always available for questions or discussions. All that I have learned thus far has led me to be appointed as the new Director of Technology for my church and school. I know that my journey that led me to Concordia will continue to serve me well as I learn and grow as a result of the fantastic learning opportunities afforded me at CUW.” CUW Online student 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 Want to see salary averages for your career? 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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. Oracle Academy Database Design & Programming (MBA 521/821) - Credits: 3 Course Description This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth learning experience around database modeling, design, and implementation. It is divided into two major sections. In the first section, Database Design, students learn to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model, a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. In the second section, Database Programming with SQL, students implement their database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL, the industry-standard database programming language. Students will gain extensive hands-on experience with databases. Upon completion of this course, students will have been prepared to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam if they wish to take it. Data Communications and Network Security (MBA 522/822) - 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. 3 credits. Systems Analysis and Design (MBA 524/824) - 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 526/826) - 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 527/827) - Credits: 3 Course Description This course 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. Oracle Business Applications (MBA 528/828) - Credits: 3 Course Description ORACLE BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 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. 3 credits. Database Management (MBA 529/829) - 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. Oracle Java Fundamentals and Programming (MBA 523/823) - Credits: 3 Course Description This course lays the foundation for business students who have little to no programming experience to learn fundamental Java programming concepts and terminology. It is divided into two major modules. In the first module, Java Fundamentals, students learn the Alice, Greenfoot, and Eclipse Java development environments. The second module, Java Programming, is designed to build upon the knowledge gained from the Fundamentals module and further develop Java programming knowledge using the Java SE7 programming language. 3 credits Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3 Course Description The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course. Applying for "Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems" at Concordia Online is quick and easy. Apply Online Now!