About this program
Metropolitan State University offers graduate certificate programs designed to meet the rapidly-evolving needs of information systems and business professionals in the field of management information systems (MIS).
The MIS Systems Analysis and Design Graduate Certificate has similar goals and outcomes to the MIS Generalist Certificate, but is tailored more towards MIS and IT technical and technical management audiences. Emphasis is placed on development of new systems, design and decision-support concepts and techniques. By completing this certificate, you are better prepared to use new system design methodologies to improve the systems in your organization and to oversee development projects in traditional IT systems, client/server systems and distributed systems, including Internet and web technologies.
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 MIS management areas, including project management, and of MIS technology and its application.
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