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Post-Bachelor Certificate in Information Systems Management

Wayne State University's post-baccalaureate certificate in information systems management is designed for individuals who want to update their skill set and desire advanced training in systems analysis and design, databases, web development tools, and other emerging technologies. Offered entirely online, our program provides instruction in project management, IT security, networking and ERP systems software, giving students the opportunity to develop technical and business skills pertinent to the development, implementation and maintenance of information systems in a variety of organizational settings. 

Eligibility

This program is available to students with a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a major in any area other than information systems, is acceptable. 

Requirements

Candidates for this certificate must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits in coursework. Students must earn at least 18 credits at Wayne State University. To receive the certificate, an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average must be maintained with a grade of C or better in each course. 

Required courses

Each course is three semester hours. 

Elective courses 

Three elective courses are required. Each course is three semester hours. 

You will work with an advisor in the business school to develop an academic plan that is appropriate for your previous coursework and career goals.

Campus options

All coursework toward the post-baccalaureate certi cate in information systems management can be completed online in as little as two terms. Students in the program also have access to the technology and advising resources available to all WSU students at our main campus in Midtown Detroit and at the WSU extension centers

Students who complete all required courses online are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

Careers in ISM

Career growth in the information systems field is expected to be robust as organizations seek professionals with technical training. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), demand for computer systems analysts is expected to grow 23 percent between 2012 and 2022, while for computer user suport specialists, projections are at 19 percent for the same period. Median salary gures in Michigan for computer systems analysts in 2014 was $79,900 and for computer user support specialists was $44,910.*

Students should speak to an Ilitch School of Business Career Planning and Placement advisor for state-speci c salary information. 

*National Center for O*NET Development

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