The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems & Technologies / Information Assurance is designed to provide business professionals with the conceptual tools and language to more effectively deploy information technology and enhance organizational performance.
The certificate can be completed in conjunction with the MBA Program at the Goddard School of Business & Economics, or as a stand-alone graduate certificate.
All courses (except IS&T 6800, MACC 6570) are taught in our 8-week hybrid format (combining one weekly evening class meeting, 5:30-8:30pm with online instruction). We follow the WSU semester calendar, dividing each semester into two 8-week class sessions.
MBA 6310 Information Technology in the Enterprise
Information technology from an enterprise perspective with an orientation toward the management of technology for competitive/strategic advantage. Managers will be increasingly responsible for making decisions with respect to implementing new technology. This course will provide the background knowledge to enable managers in traditional business units to function as full participants in decisions involving the purchase and application of technology to create a business advantage.
MBA 6640 Information Assurance in the Enterprise
This course covers the basic principles and concepts in information assurance. It examines the managerial, operational, and organizational issues of securing information systems. Topics include legal and ethical issues in computer security; privacy concerns; malware; security awareness at the executive, technical and user levels; physical security, personnel security issues; policies and procedures; the need for enterprise security awareness; and the need for an enterprise security organization. Case studies and exercises in the computer lab will be used to provide examples of the need for organizations to develop security procedures and policies.
MBA 6800 Directed Readings (1 cr. hr.)
AND TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:
MBA 6630 Networking & Information Systems
This course covers the role of networking technology in information systems. Through hands-on and conceptual knowledge, students will learn how data communications and networks are used to facilitate decentralized and distributed systems in support of decision making. Various aspects of networking including standards, media, network design and applications will be covered. Students will gain hands-on familiarity with a local area network and the Internet.
MBA 6530 E-Business
The Internet has become an important influence in the world. Business on the internet, in terms of operations, marketing, security, etc., has increased concomitantly in influence. This course will provide a foundation for understanding the possibilities and potential pitfalls for doing e-business. Students will complete a group consulting project with an organization as part of this class.
MBA 6160 Applications of Decision Models
This course presents a rigorous treatment of quantitative decision-making with emphasis on data collection, analysis, and model building. The course emphasizes experience in structuring realistic business problems, collecting data, developing an appropriate model for analysis, and interpreting and defending results. A number of cases are employed.
MACC 6570 Information Systems Auditing
Methods, techniques, controls, and procedures used in the audit of computerized accounting systems.
For those who wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Contract Management for Business independently of the Goddard School MBA Program, we are now accepting applications. The following are required for admission to the certificate program:
For more information about applying, please contact us.