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 2019-2020
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 University fees may apply. Colorado State University reserves the right to change tuition rates without notice. Tuition rates – based on academic years – are subject to increase on an annual basis. All prices refer to U.S. currency. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure.
‡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.