Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate
A 12-credit program for working professionals who have an undergraduate degree and who seek to upgrade their management and/or technical skill sets in order to become more fluent in a technologically challenging environment.
The Management Information Systems Certificate will be awarded to students who, upon admittance to the certificate program, complete the following four courses:
- ISS 515 Information Systems Project Management
- ISS 570 Information Analysis
- ISS 550 Database Design
- MBA 547 Management Information Systems and Applications
Admittance to this post-baccalaureate certificate is open to individuals who have earned at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have an interest in the information technology certificate. Students will be able to complete the program by taking one course in fall, one in spring, and two in summer. Students interested in pursuing an MBA degree at Shippensburg University can apply two of the MIS certificate courses toward meeting the MBA elective requirement. If MBA students take all four courses, they will receive an MBA plus a Certificate in MIS. ODL students can take all four classes as part of their MIS concentration.
The 12-credit certificate program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and can be completed in one year. Videoconferencing technology provides student with the opportunity to attend class at either Shippensburg University or Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. Additional location sites are being considered for the future. One-half of each course is taught in an electronic classroom and broadcast to the remote site via videoconferencing technology, thus providing students the opportunity to interact with the professor and other students face-to-face from multiple sites. Students spend one-half of their time class time in the electronic classroom and one-half on web-based activities, providing student with flexibility and convenience in completing coursework.
All four courses will be:
- 3 credits each
- Delivered via a combination of face-to-face, video-conferencing technology, and online
- Limited to 25 students
- Offered throughout the calendar year enabling students to easily complete the certificate in one year
Class time will be 2 hours per session for the fall and spring and 3 hours and 45 minutes for the summer sessions. This schedule follows the current graduate program format at the John L. Grove College of Business.
- Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Applicants must submit a completed application.
- Applicants must have official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcript sent to Shippensburg University.
- There is no admission fee for the certificate program. Applications must be submitted no later than completion of 6 credits in the program.
The following MIS Graduate Certificate courses are offered for the summer and fall semesters. These courses are also accepted as an elective for the MBA and the ODL programs.
For other graduate programs at Ship, please consult your advisor.
These courses are offered under the Extend Studies office and will be video-conferenced between SU and Dixon University Center. For registration questions, you can contact: Cathy McHenry at 717-477-1502.
ISS515 Information Systems Project Management
Subject: Information Systems Studies
Title: Information Systems Project Management
Course Number: 515
CRN: 41429 ISS 515-71 Information Systems Project Management (Ship)
CRN: 41430 ISS 515-72 Information Systems
Project Management (Dixon)
CRN: 41431 ISS 515-73 Information Systems Project Management (York)
Locations: Shippensburg University, Dixon
University Center, York University Center
Starting: 5/13 to 6/30
Time: Monday 5:20 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Current Students - if you have a Ship email and password:
Registration will be accomplished using Self-Service Banner : Self-Service Banner
To register, you need to use the self-service Banner system: https://ssb.ship.edu/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
· New Students
Before registering for a class at Shippensburg University, you must complete a Graduate Non-Degree online application:
- Go to https://ssb.ship.edu/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon. Set up a username and password (record this information as you will need it later to enroll in a class. Make sure to click SUBMIT or your application will not be processed.)
- Your application will be reviewed and processed within 2 business days.
- Once your application has been processed, you will receive directions for enrolling in a course at the email address you provided in your application.
· Other Information
To view current courses that Shippensburg University is offering through: http://www.ship.edu/Extended/Courses/
Tuition, Fees, Bills, Refunds, Employer Payments: http://www.ship.edu/Student_Accounts
For information about applying financial assistance from your employer to pay your tuition and/or fees: https://www.ship.edu/Student_Accounts/Forms
If you have any questions or encounter any problems, contact the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education Studies (PCDE) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy McHenry at 717-477-1502.
Course Descriptions (3 credits each)
ISS 515 Information Systems Project Management
Introduces the student to the principles and practices necessary to be an effective information systems team member or project manager. Covers project scope, time, costs, quality and human resource management techniques as applied to project management problems and issues unique to the IS environment. Student will obtain hands-on experience using MS Project as well as other project management software. Course emphasis on the techniques of project management, leadership, teamwork, and project risk management. Casework is a major part of this course.
ISS570 Information Analysis
Designed to provide the student with the necessary skills to accomplish the systems analysis and logical design of information systems. Includes the role of a modern systems analyst as a problem solver in the business organization. Progresses through the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and includes project planning, project management, and feasibility assessment. Different methodologies, models, tools, and techniques used to document requirements, analyze and design systems will be introduced.
ISS550 Database Design
Designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of a database environment and address data and information management issues in a global multi-user business environment. Students will develop an understanding of the various roles within the data administration function of an organization. Covers the design and development of database management systems and various computer platforms.
MBA547 Management Information Systems and Applications
Designed to provide a managerial overview of the role of information systems in the business environment, the roles, and responsibilities of those involved, and the potential future trends in information technology and their implications on the business world. Information is a powerful resource and information systems (IS) are used in almost every business function within every industry. Knowledge of information and how it flows within processes is an essential element of success in virtually any position. While not everyone in business needs to be an IS professional with detailed technical expertise; everyone needs an in depth understanding of the subject to know how to use and manage IS in his or her profession.
For More Information Contact
Dr. Danesh (email@example.com, 717- 477-1674) or
Dr. Catanio(firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-477-1526)
Office of Extended Studies