Systems Analysis and Design Certificate
Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, College of Information Science & Technology
The goal of the ISQA graduate certificate program in systems analysis and design is to allow post-baccalaureate students and working professionals to expand their educational background and complete work that could count towards a graduate degree. Earning the graduate certificate will enhance students’ skill sets; provide exposure to new information technologies, theories and practices; allow individuals to work towards various professional certifications; increase growth potential with employers; and increase prospects of obtaining a graduate degree. The graduate certificate program offers existing technical and managerial professionals the chance to improve and hone their communication skills to aide in their professional development.
The systems analysis and design certificate will provide students with the advanced technical, organizational and managerial background to become systems or business analysts and software developers.
Program Contact Information
Martina Greiner, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
282B Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
Ms. Leslie Planos, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
Ms. Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, Advisor
175C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
Application Deadlines (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020)
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: December 1
- Summer: April 1
Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English. Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission. Minimum scores required for this program are:
- Paper-based TOEFL: 563
- Internet-based TOEFL: 85
- IELTS: 6.5
- PTE: 53
- The minimum undergraduate grade point average requirement for the Systems Analysis & Design Certificate is 3.00 or equivalent score on a 4.00 scale. Applicants should have the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree.
The following courses are prerequisites for the required courses. Elective courses may have additional prerequisites. All prerequisites must be completed with grades of "B" or better.
|Select one of the following:||3|
|ISQA 8030||INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ETHICS||3|
|ISQA 4900||AGILE WEB DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-9|
|AN OVERVIEW OF SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT|
|INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS|
and SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
and MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT
No more than two courses (6 credit hours maximum) can be used on two MIS-related certificates (Data Analytics, Information Assurance, Project Management, and Systems Analysis and Design).
|ISQA 8210||MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ISQA 8220||ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN||3|
|ISQA 8410||DATA MANAGEMENT||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|MANAGING THE I.S. FUNCTION|
|INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION|
|SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1|
|SPECIAL TOPICS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 1|
|INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1|
Topic must be related to systems analysis and design. Prior approval from the GPC is required to use this course.
Completion of the Certificate
During what is expected to be the semester the certificate is completed and prior to the posted deadline, students should apply for the certificate through MavLINK on or before the deadline. If you complete the application form and do not complete all of the requirements for the certificate, contact the Office of Graduate Studies as soon as possible. You must reapply during the next semester in which you expect to complete the certificate; no additional fee is charged to reactivate your application.
The following requirements are due 12 working days prior to commencement:
- “Incomplete” and “NR” grades from previous terms must be removed so that the grade will be in the Office of Graduate Studies.
- All fees, fines, and other obligations due the university must be settled.
For students currently enrolled in courses that are a part of their plan of study, enrollment must be maintained in order to complete the certificate. A grade for any current enrollment must be received by the Registrar's Office no later than the close of business on the fifteenth working day following the end of a semester.
Awarding of Graduate Certificates
The Office of Graduate Studies will mail the certificate to students when all requirements are completed and all obligations to the university are satisfied. The Graduate College will not approve any changes in the student's permanent record once the certificate is awarded.