Information Technology Management Certificate

  • Credits: 16
  • Degree:
    Management Certificate

Program Description

Students will understand core information systems principles and the role of the systems professional and IT within an organization. Students get an overview of hardware, software, file/database concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies. They will acquire basic project management skills.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • understand how information technology may be used efficiently and effectively in the business environment
  • be able to manage IT projects
  • acquire the tools needed to manage IT departments
  • be able to utilize technology to more efficiently manage functional areas within an organization
  • understand how to align technology and business needs

Careers

Graduates will be able to move into jobs involving information technology in a variety of organizations.  Job titles may include:

  • IT Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
 
For more information, please contact Admissions at 1-800-829-4723.

Curriculum


Required Courses
12
Credits
Information Systems in the Organization
MMG 522 3 credit(s)
This course provides an overview of computer information systems. Students will be presented with the core information systems principles, offered an overview of the information systems discipline and will learn about the changing role of the information systems professional. This course will enable students, regardless of their field, to understand and use fundamental information systems principles so that they can function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers and organizational leaders.
Management Information Technology
MMG 715 3 credit(s)
This course provides an understanding of how information technology may be efficiently and effectively used in the business environment. Students get an overview of hardware, software, file/database concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies. The complex integration of hardware, software, data, procedures and personnel that is required for managing information systems is addressed. The impact of constantly changing information technology upon the organization and the management of the firm is discussed.
Project Management Concepts and Practices
MMG 710 3 credit(s)
In this course, students will learn how to use the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in order to successfully manage system development projects. System development project failures are generally failures of management, not failures of technology. Good management, along with an understanding of the appropriate use of technology, is therefore essential. Students will learn, in particular, how to apply the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in today's dynamic, digital business environment, where projects must be brought to completion under increasingly compressed timeframes and where decisions must be made under conditions of uncertainty.
Systems Analysis & Design
MMG 717 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MHC520 or MMG715 or equivalent experience. Systems analysis and design is a critical competency for information technology. This course focuses on techniques for designing information systems more effectively and efficiently, by linking the information system, business mission and purpose and technology. Students learn the core skills required by systems analysts: from gathering requirements and modeling business needs, to creating blueprints for how the system should be built and implemented in a particular organization. The course provides a concise, yet informative theory of the systems development life cycle, and touches on project management, infrastructure management, system development and system implementation with examples from a variety of industries.
Elective Course
3
Credits

Choose one.

IT Service Management
MMG 700 3 credit(s)

Prerequisite: MMG522. In an age of cloud computing, on-demand services, virtualization, mobile devices, outsourcing and rapidly changing business delivery strategies, the role of IT is moving toward a focus on service integration. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, tools and techniques of IT service management. Students will lean how to define and build a comprehensive IT service management solution that incorporates process, technology, organization and governance and become familiar with standard frameworks that provide industry best practices for aligning IT with business needs.

Emerging Technologies
MMG 716 3 credit(s)
This course focuses on future and developing technologies such as robotics, neural networks, nanotechnologies, expert systems, and the human computer interface. This course examines the rapid adoption of new technologies by organizations and their impact, future trends, and potential to transfer to businesses and society.
E-Business Development for IT Managers
MMG 718 3 credit(s)
This course provides an overview of electronic business and e-commerce development. It develops the student’s understanding of the e-business environment and explores strategies, business models and approaches to leveraging the expanding world of the internet. Students learn the business strategies and technologies that go into developing a successful e-business and how to successfully expand and market a web-based business.
Advanced Project Management
MMG 795 3 credit(s)
Prerequisites: MMG710 or two years practical experience managing projects. In this class, students will learn advanced project management techniques and how and when to apply them in planning, executing, and controlling projects. Building on the fundamental skills in MMG710 Project Management Concepts and Practices, students will develop a project plan, then simulate plan execution by responding to project risks, scope changes, quality issues. Students will learn proven techniques for planning for and addressing project risks and quality, as well as standard reporting mechanisms for monitoring and controlling project progress.
Directed study
1
Credits

Choose one.

Statistical Analysis Using Spreadsheets
DMG 621 1 credit(s)
Previous experience with Windows and spreadsheets preferred. This course helps students use spreadsheets to develop complete analysis and presentations. Using Microsoft Excel, this course reviews the fundamentals of spreadsheet design, creation and formatting. Students learn how to create graphs and charts, and how to perform a variety of time-series, financial and statistical calculations. They learn to perform “what if” analyses and use spreadsheets for simple descriptive statistics and regression analysis.
Business Solutions Using the Internet
DMG 623 1 credit(s)
The use of Internet-based technology by business and other organizations to improve productivity and to enhance customer value is examined. Students look at evolving business models, and the implications of these technologies for individuals, organizations and the economy. Topics covered include trends in electronic commerce, the use of Web based technology, intranets and extranets, and their function in knowledge management and customer service delivery. Privacy, security, intellectual property and governance issues are also examined. Students do a final presentation on the business use of Internet technology and/or a design for an organizational Web site or intranet.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Current Résumé and Work Experience
Indicate education and work experience and professional/career goals.

  • All students: Three-five years work experience recommended

Approval - Approval of the program chair, dean, or regional center director.

General Requirements

All applicants need to have a basic familiarity with computers, email and word processing, and must provide us with:

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Learn more about General Requirements 

State Health Requirements

The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:

Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form 

Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.

International Students 

International students are accepted at Massachusetts location only, and need to provide supplemental documentation:

  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Transfer Credit 

Graduate program applicants, please complete the transfer credit request form if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer. Learn more.

Undergraduate program applicants, once you are accepted, your official transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    16
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $574
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $125 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,995 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2015, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

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