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Athabasca University

University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems

Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2017.

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 will not be accepted if course(s) completed more than:

  • 10 years ago in Business and Administrative Studies area of study at the (300/400) level;
  • 5 years ago in the CMIS (all levels);
  • 10 years ago in Statistics (all levels).

Transfer credit being used to satisfy options other than those in the Business and Administrative Studies area of study will not be restricted. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction may 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.

Program Plans

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.

Program Structure

Total credits in the program
30
Required credits 21
Elective credits 9
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

or
(3)
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)

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated July 27 2017 by laurab

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