Coles College of Business
Department of Information Systems
Information systems (IS) is rapidly becoming as important to career entry and advancement as oral and written communication. In fact, recruiting experts believe that even a small amount of technology savvy and knowledge opens doors for anyone entering today’s work place. This certificate is ideal for students who enjoy working with computers but do not wish to seek a degree in technology-related fields. It is also ideal for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and seek the latest IS expertise. Students with degrees in fields such as accounting, biology, foreign language, English, criminal justice, and sociology will find that the addition of these important IS skills will make them far more marketable.
The IS certificate offers KSU students knowledge and experience with the latest tools and technologies. Topics include web technologies, database technologies, and electronic commerce. Students are required to receive at least a “C” in courses in order to receive the certificate.
The IS certificate requires one foundation course in IS, three 3-semester-hour approved IS courses, and one 3-semester-hour applied learning experience, for a total of 15 credit hours.