Certificate in Information Management

This program is no longer accepting new applications.

As part of its ongoing curriculum review and refresh to better serve its students, UMUC has eliminated some of its undergraduate certificate programs. Current students have been contacted to ensure timely completion of the program or to discuss alternative programs of interest.

If you are enrolled in this program, please use the curriculum requirements below to track your success as you complete your certificate. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.

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The information management certificate offers an overview of information systems, their role in organizations, and the relation of information systems to the objectives and structure of an organization. An introduction to the design and management of database systems in a business environment is provided. A study of the methods used in analyzing information needs and specifying application system requirements is complemented with a study of the concepts and techniques used in specifying the physical design of the targeted system. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in information systems management.

Note: Courses may be applied to only one certificate; some prerequisites may need to be fulfilled before beginning certificate courses.

An introductory computing course chosen from the following: 3

  • CMIS 102 Introduction to Problem Solving and Algorithm Design
  • CMST 306 Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming
    or previous workplace experience with C, C++, Visual Basic, Ada, COBOL, or another high-level language plus an additional supporting elective from the lists below

Three required courses:

  • CMIS 320 Relational Database Concepts and Application (3)
  • IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3)
  • IFSM 461 Systems Analysis and Design (3)

A 300-level supporting elective course chosen from the following: 3

  • IFSM 302 Workplace Productivity
  • IFSM 303 Human Factors in Information Systems
  • IFSM 304 Ethics in Information Technology

Another supporting elective course chosen from the following: 3

  • CSIA 303 Foundations of Information System Security
  • IFSM 438 Information Systems Project Management

Total credits for certificate in Information Management: 18

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