Information Systems Management (Post-Bachelor's Certificate)

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems Management develops information systems competencies in managing and applying computer technology to analyze, design and implement ways to increase organizational effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness to support managerial decision making.

The certificate provides more than a basic knowledge of information systems. Students completing the program achieve competency in information systems terminology, concepts and principles; information systems analysis/design through application and knowledge of current hardware and software; and planning and carrying out system development and management of information systems.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree is required for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems and Management. Any baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, regardless of major, is acceptable. Because these courses are not technical, this program is available to students with a variety of undergraduate backgrounds.

Students who have received their undergraduate degree from Wayne State University should process a change in their status at the University Registrar's Office to "Post-Baccalaureate". Students who have received  an undergraduate degree  from another institution must complete the Application of Undergraduate Admission form and request that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


A minimum of twenty-four credits are required for the certificate: five required courses (fifteen semester credits) and three elective courses (nine semester credits).

Students must complete all courses with a minimum grade 'C' or better, and maintain at least a cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (g.p.a.) in order to earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ISM. All Courses are three credits and all courses are offered online and NO class time is required.

Scheduling: Students may commence the Post-Bachelor's ISM program in any term and should assume at least one year for completion if enrolled on a full-time basis; two years maybe required for part-time registration.

Core Courses
ISM 3630Business Information Systems3
ISM 5820Systems Analysis and Design3
ISM 5860Data Communications and Networks3
ISM 5992Database Systems3
ISM 5994Software Tools for Business Applications3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
IT Security
Ethics in Information Technology
Survey of e-Commerce
Data Mining and Analytics
Information Systems Policy and Management
Total Credits24