About this program
Metropolitan State University offers graduate certificate programs designed to meet the rapidly-evolving needs of business professionals who use information technology and want develop more skills in the field of management information systems (MIS).
If you are a general business graduate with workplace experience in information systems or an MIS or other IT technical professional, the MIS Generalist Graduate Certificate brings you up to speed on important MIS management issues. The program helps you understand new MIS technologies and how to manage them and be aware of important new strategies for managing many architectures including internet-based or distributed computing environments, and many others. You also learn project management skills that are crucial in the MIS environment and in great demand in the marketplace. Finally, you will learn how to integrate many new MIS and management models.
The expected outcomes include:
- improved preparation for management in an increasingly information-intensive world,
- ability to develop organizational strategies based on using MIS as competitive tools, and
- broadening of your knowledge of technology management areas, including project management, and of MIS technology and its applications.
Upon completing a Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems Generalist, you will be able to:
- Evaluate and manage information systems needs and recommend appropriate technological solutions for business problems.
- Design and develop organizational strategies based on using MIS as competitive tools.
- Evaluate information technology implementations for gaps and create solutions.
- Apply sound project and product management principles related to MIS technology and its applications.
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