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 through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, 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.
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.
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.
Each course is three semester hours.
- ISM 3630 Introduction to Business Information Systems
- ISM 5820 Systems Analysis and Design
- ISM 5860 Data Communications and Networks
- ISM 5992 Database Systems
- ISM 5994 Software Tools for Business Applications
Three elective courses are required. Each course is three semester hours.
- ISM 4575 Introduction to Corporate Computer Network and IT Security
- ISM 5530 Ethics in Information Technology
- ISM 5560 Survey of E-commerce
- ISM 5570 Data Mining
- ISM 5670 Current Topics in Management Information Systems
- ISM 6997 Information Systems Policy and Management
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.
All coursework toward the post-baccalaureate certificate 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 satellite campuses.
Students who complete all required courses online are eligible for in-state tuition rates.
Careers in information systems management
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, demand for computer systems analysts is expected to grow 23 percent between 2012 and 2022, while for computer user support specialists, projections are at 19 percent for the same period. In 2014, the National Center for O*NET Development reported the median salary for computer systems analysts in Michigan was $79,900; for computer user support specialists, the median salary was $44,910.
Students should speak to an Ilitch School of Business Career Planning and Placement advisor for state-specific salary information.