The graduate certificate in Enterprise Information Systems is designed to familiarize individuals from backgrounds other than IT with the application of business IT solutions and skills to begin or enhance a career in IT.
Students can pursue a wide range of positions and career opportunities after completion, including:
- Systems Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Technical Analyst
- Database Architect
- IT Manager
- Quality Assurance Analyst
Students complete the following three-course sequence to earn this certificate, which provides evidence of specialization on their academic transcript.
- ISYS 814: Information Systems for Strategic Advantage (3 units)
- ISYS 856: Enterprise Mobile Applications (3 units)
- ISYS 869: Seminar in Business Process Management (3 units)
Students must demonstrate writing competency at the graduate level. This requirement is achieved through individual and group writing projects in the courses. Individual writing assignments are based on business case analyses from established publishers such as Harvard Business Press and Ivey Business Press. Group writing projects require collaboration among team members.
The certificate is available to individuals who have a 4-year bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA and basic knowledge of information systems provided by SF State’s ISYS 363 or BUS 782 course (or equivalent). All coursework required for the certificate must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and only courses completed with grades of C or better may be included to meet the certificate requirements.
How to Apply
We welcome applications from currently matriculated SF State graduate students and non-matriculated post-baccalaureate domestic students interested in the study of enterprise information systems.
Current MBA, MSA or MSBA students are not required to apply for admission into a graduate business certificate program. The requirements can be met while seeking the graduate business degree.
All other interested students must formally apply to the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information Systems through Cal State Apply (external link). Applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts, a statement of interest, and current CV/résumé. Important: to apply for certificates, please go to your EXTENDED PROFILE and under DEGREE GOAL select CERTIFICATE, then choose "Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information Systems" and SAVE.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with deadlines in May and October.