Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Online

Learn the latest developments in information systems from a managerial perspective. Quickly update your IT knowledge base in this accelerated online certificate program and prepare for leadership opportunities.

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Program Overview

Update your tech skills with an Information Systems Graduate Certificate

$5,700 Total Tuition
6 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Rapidly evolving technology can make it a challenge to derive maximum benefit from information systems. The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems program brings you up to speed quickly with affordable, 100% online courses focused on key IT issues essential to business success.

With a top-level emphasis on process management and infrastructure, courses examine how process design principles, organizational structure, and outsourcing can be employed to improve business processes. Learn more about IT project management, from planning and scheduling to staffing and quality assurance, as well as the components of IT infrastructure, such as internet-based architecture, network security and business continuity.

Upon completing this information systems certificate online program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of IT infrastructure issues, such as internet-based architecture, computer and network security, and business continuity and the role of infrastructure
  • Examine development projects, planning, staffing, scheduling, controlling and quality assurance
  • Understand concepts and strategies for improving business processes, such as process design principles, challenges, organizational change, outsourcing, and interorganizational processes
  • Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of IT infrastructure issues, such as internet-based architecture, computer and network security, and business continuity and the role of infrastructure
  • Examine development projects, planning, staffing, scheduling, controlling and quality assurance
  • Understand concepts and strategies for improving business processes, such as process design principles, challenges, organizational change, outsourcing, and interorganizational processes

Information Systems career opportunities:

  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Network Architect
  • Audit Risk Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Network Architect
  • Audit Risk Manager
  • Information Systems Manager

Graduate programs also available:

St. Cloud State offers additional graduate certificates and a Master of Business Administration online. Check out our MBA and other graduate certificate online programs.

Total Tuition $5,700
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

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The Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. We are one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 45+ years, showing a long-standing record of excellence.

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Tuition

Keep your budget intact with affordable tuition

Our accredited online graduate certificate program offers the same tuition to all in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is affordable and includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$5,700 Total Tuition
$633.33 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $633.33
Total Tuition $5,700*

Calendar

Check our calendar for upcoming deadlines

The online graduate certificate program from St. Cloud State features 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Now enrolling:

10/14/24 Apply Date
10/27/24 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Summer B7/7/246/17/247/1/247/3/247/16/24
Fall B10/27/2410/14/2410/21/2410/23/2411/5/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 10/14/24
Class Starts 10/27/24

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Admissions

Applying to the info systems cert program is a streamlined process

Our streamlined admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • No GMAT required

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $78 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1200 characters/about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • How will this graduate certificate contribute to your personal or professional growth?
    • As a graduate student, what do you aspire to contribute to the certificate courses and your fellow students?

Transcripts

Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Courses

Learn new skills quickly in your information systems courses

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems online, you must complete three courses (nine credit hours).

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course examines IT infrastructure issues such as internet-based architecture, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course examines development projects, planning, staffing, scheduling, controlling, and quality assurance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Concepts and strategies for improving business processes such as process design principles, challenges, organizational change, outsourcing, and inter-organizational processes.
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