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