The Graduate Certificate in Management of Information Technology provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their level of competence in the management and applications of computing and information technology through formal training. Coursework towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Information Technology. However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge and skills in applying and managing information technology, but do not necessarily wish to complete all the requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte.
This graduate certificate program is open to all applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 and Junior/Senior GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale. In addition applicants are expected to have substantial working knowledge of applications of information technology. (See also Course Selection Guide for Post Baccalaureate Students.)
The requirements on GPA may be waived if an applicant is currently enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.
As part of an application for the graduate certificate program, applicants are required to submit a brief (one-to-two page) statement of educational and work experience in applying information technology. All applications are handled centrally through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
(Note: the admission process for the graduate certificate is separate from the admission process for a M.S. degree.)
The graduate certificate must meet both the University wide graduate certificate requirements as specified in the Graduate Catalogs and the certificate specific requirements of 15 credit hours of coursework. All requirements must be completed within four years of studies, starting from the time when the first course for the certificate is taken. Coursework taken for one graduate certificate may not be counted towards a second graduate certificate.
As part of the requirements of 15 credit hours of coursework, students are required to take the following 2 core courses:
- ITIS 6342. Information Technology Project Management (3)
- ITIS 6362. Information Technology: Ethics, Policy, and Security (3)
In additional students are required to take 3 electives from the following list of approved elective courses:
- ITIS 6200 Principles of Info Security and Privacy (3)
- ITIS 6230 Information Infrastructure Protection (3)
- ITIS 6112 Software System Design and Implementation (3)*
- ITIS 5160 Applied Databases (3)*
- ITIS 5166 Network Based Application Development (3)*
- GEOG 6615 Advanced Seminar in Spatial Decision Support Systems (4)
- MBAD 5121 Business Information Systems (3)
- MBAD 6122 Decision Modeling & Analysis via Spreadsheets (3)
- MBAD 6202 Business Info Systems Development (3)
- MBAD 6160 Information Systems in Public Administration (3)
* Requires knowledge of data structures and object-oriented programming in C++, C#, or Java.