Earn this advanced certificate, and start your journey to a master's degree.

This nine-credit, stand-alone certificate is designed for those who work in information technology (IT), who have clients in technology fields, or who want a broad introduction to information systems.

The courses prepare you to strategically implement technology within organizations and give you a managerial-level understanding of infrastructure, applications, and the industry’s latest data analysis tools.

Every credit earned in this certificate can later be applied toward CSU’s online or on-campus Master of Computer Information Systems after formal admission per University transfer policies. Successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee degree-program admission.

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Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online or on campus*
Length: Can be completed in two semesters if courses are taken concurrently or three semesters if courses are taken sequentially
Tuition: $867 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 9
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems

*You may attend on campus only if you are admitted to an on-campus degree program.
‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.


The graduate certificate in business information systems is offered by the College of Business Department of Computer Information Systems.