Align technology initiatives with business goals and emerge as a strategic leader

Organizations are swamped with data they collect and store as part of their everyday operations. Businesses of all kinds seek individuals who are well-versed in leveraging information systems to help them streamline and enhance business processes using the most relevant and up-to-date technology.  

The Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems (BIS) is designed to offer focused and practical exploration of BIS, equipping you with the ability to assess and determine the requirements of an application for business use. 

Students are immersed in real-world scenarios through practical projects, case studies, and interactive learning experiences.  

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

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

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What You'll Learn:

  • Foundational knowledge of the field of Business Intelligence, including its impacts, capabilities and role in decision-making. 

  • Hands-on experience with relevant and popular BI technologies and vendors shaping the industry. 

  • What it takes to manage a project from start to finish, as well as the strategic role and management of technology and projects. 

  • The strategic value of enterprise systems and risks associated with business process integration. 

  • Utilization of IT to automate, augment, and enhance business processes and delivery of the needed processes and information.  

  • Organizational decision-making and collaboration with business management. 

Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
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 2024-2025
Credits: 9
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems

Courses and curriculum: Download your course roadmap

‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.


Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

Learn more about admissions requirements to enroll in our spring or fall sessions. Visit tuition and aid for information on the latest tuition benefits available to you.

  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1