Regulations effective September 1, 2015.
The University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems is designed to develop skills and expertise in the area of computers and management information systems and provide a foundation for further studies.
This certificate will provide students with knowledge of management principles, techniques, and tools essential to the application of computers and information systems in the business environment. It will also prepare them as a business professional with sophisticated understanding of trends and issues related to information systems. Students will develop an understanding of the more technical aspects of information systems management, and how to align information systems with business goals.
Transfer Credit completed more than 10 years ago in the following disciplines at the senior (300/400) level will not receive credit: ACCT, MGSC, LGST, MKTG, FNCE and TAXX. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction will be waived.
The University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems is offered by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business, 1.800.468.6531, or email.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
|Total credits in the program
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University||15|
|Maximum Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) credits||6|
General certificate regulations
|Required Courses (21 credits)|
|ACCT 250|| Accounting for Managers
|ACCT 253||Introductory Financial Accounting|
|ADMN 232||Introduction to Management||(3)|
|ADMN 233||Writing in Organizations||(3)|
|CMIS 245||Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)||(3)|
|CMIS 214||Custom Applications with Visual Basic||(3)|
|CMIS 351||Managing Information Systems||(3)|
|MGSC 301||Statistics for Business and Economics (I)||(3)|
Elective Courses (9 credits)
|Business and Administrative Studies (any level)||(3)|
|CMIS 455||Accounting Information Systems||(3)|
|COMM 243||Interpersonal Communication||(3)|
|COMP 200||Introduction to Computing and Information Systems||(3)|
|COMP 268||Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)||(3)|
|COMP 361||Systems Analysis and Design||(3)|
|COMP 378||Introduction to Database Management||(3)|
|ECOM 320||Overview of e-Commerce||(3)|
|MKTG 396||Introduction to Marketing||(3)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2016.
Updated July 11 2016 by laurab
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