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Management Information Systems (certificate)

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Official Title of Certificate: Management Information Systems, Certificate
(Note: Program has received MHEC approval for fall 2024. Students may enroll in required courses.)

Award: Certificate

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Total Credit Hours: 16-17

About the Department of Computer Information Systems


Management Information Systems is a critical part of the strategic decision-making process in virtually all of today’s public and private organizations. This certificate emphasizes management techniques and methodologies used to ensure the successful implementation and on‐going operations of information technology capabilities in business.

A grade of C or better is required in each Management Information Systems Transfer course requirement.

Range of Occupations

  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • IT Manager
  • Information Security Analyst

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

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Certificate Requirements: 16-17 credits

A grade of C or better is required in each Management Information Systems Transfer course requirement.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze a problem and design software using procedural and object-oriented methods. 
  • Explain the complete System Development Lifecycle from planning and problem analysis through implementation and documentation.   
  • Define MIS project management and articulate the project management framework, including the project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and demonstrate skills in measuring project progress and success.  
  • Apply an ethical framework to situations involving information systems.  
  • Support the delivery of MIS within an information systems environment. 

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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