Post Bachelor's Graduate Certificate and Letter of Completion in

Management Information Systems

Courses Information & Schedule

Core Course Program Delivery

Students may take the program at Shippensburg University or at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA. Videoconferencing technology is used to link the students and faculty member at these two locations In real time. Two-thirds of each course is taught using this technology to broadcast instruction to the remote site, and to allow the faculty member and students to interact with each other face-to-face from multiple sites. The other portion of each course is spent on web-based activities, providing student with flexibility and convenience in completing coursework. Each class is limited to 25 students, allowing students to interact directly with their faculty member on a regular basis.

Core Courses (3 credits each)
- Required for the Certificate and the Letter of Completion

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.

Elective Course Options - Required for the Certificate

Students interested in the Certificate option must also choose two courses from the following list.  For course descriptions, refer to the graduate catalog at

  • Any MBA course (3 credits each)
  • BSN510 Economic and Information Systems Environment (4 credits)
  • BSN511 Business Operations and Analysis (4 credits)
  • BSN512 Essentials of Accounting and Finance (4 credits)
  • BSN513 Organizational Behavior and Marketing (4 credits)
  • BSN514 Strategic Management and Leadership (4 credits)
  • GEO420 GISIII: Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • GEO517 Applied Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • SOC550 Leadership Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • SOC560 Leadership, Change, and Innovation (3 credits)
  • Any 400, 500, or 600 level course in the Computer Science program (3 or 4 credits each)

This schedule follows the current graduate program format at the John L. Grove College of Business - Management Information Systems.